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April 4, 2020 

Pawtucket Armory Arts Center

7-10 p.m.

Join WSBE Rhode Island PBS for our annual food and wine fundraising event, An Evening Uncorked!.

  • Taste fine wines from domestic and international vineyards, purveyors, and private cellars.
  • Sample savory small bites prepared by top restaurants, caterers, and confectioners.
  • Meet PBS celebrity guest Maria Lawton of Maria's Portuguese Table during the Pre-Event Reception from 6:15pm - 7pm.
  • Purchase Maria's signature cookbook and have it signed. 
  • Complimentary valet parking.
  • Try your luck in the instant-win Wine Grab.
  • Bid on boutique wines and unique gift packages during the silent and live auctions.
  • Enjoy the sounds of live music by Kim McHale Band.
  • Advance registration and 21+ required.

All proceeds benefit our mission to educate, inform, enrich, inspire and entertain viewers of all ages.

Meet Maria Lawton

Maria Lawton

Born in the small village of Rosario de Lagoa on the semi-tropical island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Maria Lawton captures an authentic Azorean flavor with her Portuguese cuisine.

When she was six, her family moved to the United States and settled in the tight-knit Portuguese community of New Bedford, Massachusetts.Azorean Cooking cover

New Bedford has a rich history of seafood and farming, as well as bakers, butchers, and restaurateurs who prepared foods in the traditional manner. But what Maria craved most were the dishes and delicacies from her childhood home to share with her children.

Inspired by the culinary talents of her mother and grandmother, Maria's quest for legacy recipes brought her back to Sao Miguel. Maria shares the warmth and charm of Azorean cooking in her first cookbook, Azorean Cooking: From My Table to Yours.

Four years later, Maria realized her dream of sharing her love of rich and flavorful Azorean food and her fondness for the picturesque villages of Sao Miguel in Maria's Portuguese Table. The 8-part food and travel odyssey premiered on Rhode Island PBS in early 2019. Season Two is currently in production. 


Tour Ponta Delgada, Furnas, Sete Cidades, and other scenic locales with Maria Lawton as your special travel companion, September 27 - October 5, 2020. Maria personalized the itinerary for this remarkable tour of Sao Miguel to give you an authentic - and unique - Azorean experience.

One pair of tickets for this sold out trip will be auctioned off during our Live Auction. The trip for two, valued at $6,600, is donated by AAA Travel.

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Thank you to our Cabernet Sponsors

Hilb Group | NEAPADAAA Travel

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Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Buckley


Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI, USA

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