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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

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

Christmas Day 

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Cara restaurant. Executive Chef Matt Voskuil has crafted a six-course Tasting Menu called 'Celebrate' for this special day. 

  • Time: Tuesday, December 25th 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: Christmas Dinner

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at The Chanler and Cara. Start your evening of festivities with a delectable dinner inside of Cara. Our first seating features a six-course tasting menu while the second seating features an eight-course tasting menu. After dinner, the celebration continues with live musical performances by The Brian Scott Band beginning at 9:00 pm and playing through 1:00 am. A champagne toast with passed canapés at midnight is also scheduled.

  • Time: Seating 1 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Seating 2 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
  • Price: Six-course Tasting Menu available for $160 per person, Eight-course Tasting Menu available for $225 per person 
  • Menu: Seating 1 (Cheers) , Seating 2 (Revel)

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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.