Fall is probably the best time to visit this beautiful region and enjoy all that is has to offer. The beaches are pristine and far less crowded, and there are numerous events to put on your calendar. Fortunately, many of them feature wonderful culinary offerings from our fabulous local chefs.
The good times begin with the 6th Annual Brews and Blues Beer Tasting at the Hilton Mystic on Thursday, September 23, 6-9pm. Enjoy delicious foods from 18 area restaurants along with samples of 30 different beers. The popular local blues band Karl Kelly will be performing live which always guarantees a great time. Admission is just $25 and the event sells out annually, so be sure to buy your tickets soon.
The 1st Annual Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Restaurant Week will be a culinary celebration like no other. Nearly 20 restaurants are participating by offering 3-course, price-fixed menus for lunch and dinner. It’s a culinary celebration that will be a feast for the senses. Broaden your food horizons by trying out some of the region’s finest eateries at tantalizing prices. There will be great music to enjoy as well. Several local musicians are donating their talents in support of this dine-local program, including Pat Kirker, Kenyon Murphy, and jazz duo Sam Slater & Andy Kawabata. Be sure to visit www.westerlychamber.org for a list of participating restaurants, menus, recipes, entertainment, and all the delicious details.
The 16th Annual Wine Tasting by the Sea will take place on Thursday, October 28 at the spectacular new Ocean House, Watch Hill, from 6-8pm. More than 80 varieties of wines will be showcased along with food from 18 area restaurants. Painist Michael Campbell will perform. Admission is $35 and the Ocean House view alone is worth that!
The 8th Annual ATHENA AWARD will be celebrated on October 21 at Lake of Isles, North Stonington. This internationally recognized program will honor six outstanding community members for excelling in their careers, helping women achieve leadership roles, and providing extensive community service. We will be celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Barbara Silver of Stonington, Sue Cowley of North Stonington and Westerly residents Julie Manfred, Maria Allen, Patti Hartford and Mary Ellen Buckley. Scholarship awards will also be presented that evening to local youth who have balanced academic excellence with a commitment to community service. Tickets are $40 each.
For more information on these and other events, feel free to contact our office at 401.596.7761 or visit us on line at www.westerlychamber.org.
Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area
Chamber of Commerce