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Gastronomic World Tour

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Beyond the thrilling play and exciting matches that the sport of polo offers is the global community that makes the sport so special.  The vibrant and unique cultures that infuse the game bring a spirit of celebration to the tradition. To honor our international competitors coming from 4 different continents in the Newport International Polo Series 31st season, we invite you to join our Gastronomic World Tour to heighten your experience!  Savor the flavors & traditions of our international rivals, during the matches or break bread with the teams, après polo!   Reservations required in advance by following the RSVP links below.  Après polo service enjoys a celebratory toast with Goslings, The Cocktail Guru, and the players in the Modern Luxury Lounge at the Pavilion Patio Bar.

Andes Mountain Range June 4 (USA vs. Colombia)

To kick off the summer international matches, the renowned chefs at Providence's Los Andes Restaurant will offer traditional South American specialties sure to please players and supporters alike. The menu will feature sampler plates of classic dishes like savory empanadas and zesty ceviche accompanied by causa limeña, a traditional Peruvian potato dish.  RSVP


Portugal CoastlineJune 18 (USA vs. Portugal)

Join the celebratory hullabaloo for the return of Portugal to the Newport International Polo Series over 20 years in the making.  Enjoy a Portuguese menu that is Mediterranean cuisine at its best, and like the people - warm, vibrant, and a little mysterious. The roots of Portuguese food lie in both native peasant cookery and the ingredients obtained through trade routes established many centuries ago. RSVP 


Chef KevinJuly 9 (USA vs. Ireland)

Bringing together bright flavors straight from the Emerald Isle, celebrity chef Kevin Des Chenes (seen on Food Network, Today, Fox Morning Show, and more) will craft a savory menu of braised meats and traditional sides to celebrate the heritage of the Irish polo team. This special private chef experience is not one to miss. RSVP


Amano PizzaJuly 23 (USA vs. Italy)

The East Coast masters of the Italian pizza tradition will return to Newport Polo for an authentic Neopolitan Pizza party sure to please any pizza lover. A Mano Pizza + Gelato will offer an assortment of wood-fired pizzas on hand-raised, pillowy soft dough to share a slice during the match or après polo with the gladiators themselves. RSVP


Lobsterboil August 6 (USA vs. New Zealand)

Masters of the sea(food), McGrath Clambakes will land an indulgent feast of fresh local seafood for the height of the summer season. Bringing the annual Gala weekend to a close, savor this traditional New England culinary experience sure to please including a whole lobster with each dinner, clams, mussels, and seasonal garden favorites cooked to perfection field-side. RSVP


August 20 (USA vs. Jamaica)

Known for their horsemanship and incredible skills, the Jamaican team is a favorite foe, sharing a fun spirit and mouthwatering island flavors.  Newport's own Caribbean eatery, Hummingbird, will serve the iconic favorites from jerk chicken and pork to Jamaican oxtail and escovitch fish with accompaniments certain to leave your tastbuds Jammin'.  RSVP


Lobsterfest September 3 (USA vs. England)

Back again for a feast fit for admiralty, McGrath Clambakes will cater to England, our cousins from across the pond. This sumptuous Lobsterboil will be hosted under the twinkling lights of the Pavilion following the match with England.  RSVP


Egypt CuisineSeptember 17 (USA vs. Egypt)

The gastronomic world tour will sail down the Nile for its final port of call and the Pharaoh's Feast, a kingly reception of Mediterranean delights.  RSVP

About Newport Polo: Newport Polo is the home of America's First Polo Club, founded in 1876, a charter member of the United States Polo Association. Newport Polo offers year-round polo club member services and polo instruction, and hosts the Newport International Polo Series public exhibition polo matches every June through September, now in its fourth decade. View our 2022 Schedule of Events and our 21st annual charity gala, the Kia Ora Cosmic Ball, Presented by BD.