Burrito Company Food Tour Provides Chance to Make New
The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council offers an
opportunity for residents and visitors alike to participate in a culinary
experience that also supports the local restaurants and a thriving buy local
food economy in communities throughout the Blackstone Valley.
Every Wednesday, participants can venture out to a different restaurant for
a chef demonstration and a savory meal. The restaurants are as varied as the
ethnic populations that were drawn to the Blackstone Valley for labor
opportunities during the Industrial Revolution. One Wednesday it could be
Chinese, another it could be Portuguese, Vietnamese or as was the case last
The Burrito Company in Woonsocket gave a warm welcome as
28 gathered for food, conversation, and a chance to make new friends as I
did with a lovely couple from East Greenwich who was joining us for the
Our evening began with chips and homemade salsa followed
by a demonstration on how to make Strawberry Mango Sangria. Deliciously
fruity made with fresh pureed strawberries, Mango puree by Goya, triple sec
with lime, orange juice, and fruity liquors and white wine. Yum! .
The drink demonstration was followed by a lesson in
chopping vegetables for a fresh cucumber salsa made with English cucumber,
roma tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, sea salt, and black
Participants feasted on a meal of make- your-own
chicken, bean and cheese fajitas. Many commented on how fresh the food was
and how delectable. Seasoned with rosemary the chicken was very savory. The
guacamole was the best with chunks of tomato and avocado. Owners Denise and
Anthony Sierra use local produce bought from a farm in North Smithfield.
Denise stated that they worked out a deal to have even the cilantro grown
locally at the farm. She said that supporting each other helps the local
The Burrito Company should be commended for their
sustainable choice to buy local and using fresh ingredients. It is obvious
that the restaurant has a following in the local community as other vacant
tables and the bar filled up with other patrons beside ourselves out to
enjoy a mid-week break for some good “California style Mexican” food!
for a complete listing of restaurants and join us for food, friendship and
fun. For more information about The Burrito Company visit
Here are the recipes from this recent food tour.