Looking for something different for the annual office party, birthday celebration, anniversary or any excuse to get a group of people together for a night out on the town?
ROCKSTAR LIMO will provide you with a new way to dine out that will, according to organizers of this unique experience, “Transform, transport, and transcend your culinary experience.” Imagine traveling in an executive coach to six of Providence’s premiere restaurants (from a choice of over a dozen) over six hours, sampling their finest appetizers and signature dishes, in addition to tasting some stunning hand-crafted cocktails.
I had the opportunity to travel with ROCKSTAR CEO John Olinger and a handful of food critics recently, and I have to say that it was one of the most exciting food experiences I have ever had.
The executive coach picked us up in Cranston and we began our adventure at 5 p.m. at the Waterman Grille, where we were treated to two calamari appetizers, Szechuan beef sliders, Thai lobster bits, pumpkin ravioli and Margareta pizza.
It was time to get back in the coach and head to Ruth Chris Steak House, where we sat overlooking the Waterplace basin, sipped our pomegranate martinis and dined on spicy lobster, seared Ahi tuna and Kobi beef sliders.
I had died and gone to foodie heaven. But I had to come back to earth, because there was much more to come. Pace yourself. Sip your drinks slowly. Get up and walk around.
Next stop was to Federal Hill and Roma. We had been upstairs at the Italian restaurant and had shopped at the deli, but we had never eaten at the recently renovated bar. The friendly bartender whipped up a sangria drink with more fruit than I had eaten in a month. Fortunately, the chef had made up individual plates with lighter fare, including a mussel salad, grilled Caesar salad, a tasty rice ball, thin pizza and an arugula salad. By now we had learned how to sample.
Next destination Bravo, that eclectic restaurant across from Trinity Rep, where we were treated to bite-size Beef Wellington, as good as the old Biltmore Hotel used to make it. Tuna tartar added to our enjoyment, as did tasty Prince Edward Island mussels.
Back to the Hill for a stop at Blush Winebar, that intimate wine bar with a wine cellar that offers everything from a glass of red to a bottle of the finest Italian wine. By this time we were in a very good mood, although our appetites could not handle all of the delicious thin pizza platters. The highlight on the menu was the Boom Boom Shooter. You have to experience it.
It is approaching 10 p.m. and we are headed for our final destination, Bar Louie, located next to the Capitol Grill (where Raphael’s used to be), where hummus plates, truffle-bathed popcorn (addictive), and a spinach-artichoke dip to kill, finished off our incredible night on the town.
That was our experience. You can create one of your own by calling Meagan Leste at ROCKSTAR (888-725-7871) to create your own Providence Chauffeured Dining Around. ROCKSTAR LIMO has a fleet of limos, luxury vans, sedans, SUVS, mini-coaches and motor coaches to fit the size of your group.
ROCKSTAR LIMO will assist you in planning your itinerary, giving you the options of choosing your restaurants and menus, or leaving the choices to them. Fees are based on the number of participants and restaurant and menu choices.