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Newport Fine Dining News and Events

Experience One of the Best Newport, RI Restaurants

Situated in one of Newport’s most desirable locations, Cara is one of the best Newport, RI restaurants and offers a popular dining experience. From unparalleled views to upscale service, enjoying a meal at Cara is something you won’t want to miss. Check out our Newport fine dining news and special dining events at Cara and contact us to make a reservation to relish in mouthwatering cuisine.

2018 Tasting Series 

Throughout the year, Cara hosts a variety of Newport, RI wine tastings and culinary events on the acclaimed Cliff Walk. From learning the basics of food and wine pairings to exploring the flavors of one of Napa's oldest wineries, the series will invoke your love of wine in a beautiful setting. Discover a hidden expertise on New England wine and spirits or strengthen the knowledge you already have. Learn more about our Tasting Series events on The Chanler Blog

Champagne Pol Roger Tasting Event 

Champagne Pol Roger was served at the Royal Wedding reception at Windsor Castle following the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle. The brand has a lengthy history of 160 years as one of the leading Champagne brands in the world. Similar to The Chanler, Pol Roger is family owned and effort is put into each individual bottle making it truly special. Sip on iconic champagne and taste delectable cuisine created by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil.

This tasting event will be presented by Michael Curran, the New England Regional Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons. Michael is a Certified Specialist of Wine by the Society of Wine Educators and now manages Frederick Wildman & Sons business in New England. Frederick S. Wildman Sr. occupied a unique position in the history and development of the American fine wine and spirits market.  Wildman's logo, designed in a familiar oval shape, has remained constant and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of quality. 

To make a reservation, please call Cara at 401-847-2244  or for more information visit www.thechanler.com. Please note, due to the intimate nature of these tastings, limited seats are available for each event. Full payment of including tax and gratuity per ticket is required upon making a reservation. 

2018 Holiday Dinners


Join us at Cara for Executive Chef Matt Voskuil's special take on Thanksgiving dinner. Each of Cara's three tasting menus are transformed to incorporate traditional Thanksgiving flavors with a twist. Indulge in a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. 

  • Time: Thursday, November 22nd from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
  • Price: $95 - $135 (Wine pairings are available at an additional price. A Children's Menu is available for $55 per child.)
  • Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 

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2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Recipient 

Cara is awarded the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This is the 8th year in a row that a restaurant at The Chanler has won this prestigious award. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

Providence Journal Review 

Recently published in the Providence Journal by Food Editor Gail Ciampa, a review of Cara was included in the piece titled, 'Luxurious Dining in a Stunning Setting'. The review highlights Cara's prix fixe menu options, specifically Forage, one of the two six-course tasting menus offered at our restaurant.