As we’re in the throes of Newport’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week, gourmands may be inspired after the eight amazing days of dining deals to whip up their own culinary masterpieces. Citizen chefs should head directly to Newport’s own home of fine cookware and cutlery: Pan Handlers. Amidst Broadway’s bars, boutiques and bistros, this savvy shop carries best-loved brands from around the globe including famed cast iron cookware from Staub and Le Creuset, cutlery by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Shun and Wüsthof and that’s just a fraction of the finds. Pan Handler’s also offers on-site knife sharpening as well as specialty knife repairs. But there’s more than just hardware at Pan Handler’s; they now offer artisanal cheeses, gourmet foods and condiments.
Local couples need not go off island to file their wedding registry for gourmet goods when they can do it right here at home, while visitors can take home a practical keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.
Pan Handlers’, 35 Broadway,
Newport, (401) 619-3780, www.panhandlersnewport.com