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Executive Chef Paul Shire

Executive Chef Paul Shire

Paul Shire came onto the local food scene in 1990, when he and Anthony Salemme opened the DownCity Diner to much critical acclaim. That concept evolved into DownCity Food + Cocktails. Eventually Shire moved on to open and operate Oak, another popular restaurant located on the East Side, for six years. After a bit of traveling, Shire returned to New England, specifically to York, Maine, to help his aunt open Blue Sky. His aunt is Lydia Shire, the famous Boston restaurateur. Most recently, he was the chef at Andreas on Thayer Street in Providence.

Shire has been cooking since he was 13. Cooking is definitely in his blood – his great grandfather was the chef to the king of Egypt. Prior to DownCity, Shire gained experience at other highly successful restaurants: Biba in Boston, Angels in Providence, Spain in Cranston and Narragansett. Shire is a graduate of Providence Country Day School, Gould Academy, and Nichols College. He resides in Providence.


Upcoming Events

Jan
29
Thu
4 Course Wine Dinner Event
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Wine Dinner Event Thursday, January 29, 2015
$70 per person Includes
Cocktail Hour with Passed and Stationary Hors d’oeurves 5:30 – 6:30
Four Course Dinner Promptly at 6:30
I.
Carrot/ Ginger /Apple Soup
Domaine Cherrier Sancerre
II.
Arugula and Duck Confit Salad with Dried Cranberry, Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans
Bouchaine Pinot Noir
III.
Grilled Steak Au Poivre served with Sweet and Idaho Gratin and Chef Vegtable
Clos du Val Napa Cabernet 2009
IV.
Gingerbread Bread Pudding
Vino Dei Fratelli Moscato D’Asti

Jan
31
Sat
The Larry Pearlman Jazz Trio
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Feb
5
Thu
Dan Lilley & Scatman Classic Rock
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
The Jan Schmidt Jazz Trio
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Feb
12
Thu
Russell Partridge Classic Rock
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
14
Sat
The Tony Cipolla Jazz Trio
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Feb
19
Thu
Dan Lilley & Scatman Classic Rock
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
21
Sat
The Bill Moretti & Ginny Conely Jazz Duet
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm