Rhode Island has a culinary scene second-to-none. The New York Times, Gourmet and Travel + Leisure and other pubs have applauded the state for everything from deluxe farm-to-table restaurants to classic iconic comfort food. With the Atlantic Ocean as our backyard, it's not surprising that visitors come from near and far to enjoy the absolute freshest seafood. Rhode Island's diverse culture means, French, Portuguese, Near Eastern and Asian cuisines come together in mouthwatering style. The state is also home to Johnson & Wales University, one of the nation’s foremost culinary education institutions.