October 12 is National Pumpkin Pie Day and in honour of autumn, Newport’s Vanderbilt Grace, part of the award-winning luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels,will be offering guests more than just views of the beautiful foliage, as the exquisite mansion hotel launches its Apple Harvest package.
Autumn is one of the most perfect times of year to visit Rhode Island, New England. The vibrant colours of the turning leaves and stunning scenery paint picturesque landscapes, providing the perfect backdrop for a weekend away. Guests of Vanderbilt Grace who choose the two-night Apple Harvest package will be treated to a day trip to the charming Sweet Berry Farm – winner of Newport Life Magazine’s 2012 Best Local Grower award – where they can pick fresh apples and pumpkins while exploring the bounty of the farm grounds. A Champagne breakfast is included daily, and the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, will be serving autumn-inspired apple cocktails and seasonal favourites on the menu.
The hotel will be celebrating a host of events taking place in Newport this Autumn. A special Beer Dinner will be created by Vanderbilt’s very own Chef Jonathan Cartwright to mark Oktoberfest and there will be dedicated Thanksgiving and Halloween menus.
From September 21-23 Rhode Island will be hosting the 7th annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. With a crowd of 3,500 expected, the festival will offer several wine seminars featuring noted sommeliers and experts, interwoven with tastings from celebrity chefs. Chef Jonathan Cartwright will be a featured celebrity chef, hosting a cooking demonstration on Sunday afternoon. Muse will also be taking part in the Grand Tasting on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.
The Apple Harvest package is available from 21st September – 31st October 2012 from $950 (USD) based on double occupancy and inclusive of two nights stay.