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This Week’s Events: Seaweed Festival, Sinskey Vineyards Dinner, Brett Camp, Grand Slam Dinner

Monday, August 24th, 2015

MondayBaxter Brewing is holding their Grand Slam beer dinner at Hadlock Field.

Tuesday — Rising Tide is hosting a Summer Block Party in East Bayside.

WednesdayBlack Tie is serving a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — there will be a beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Saturday — the 2nd Annual Maine Seaweed Festival and dinner is taking place in South Portland, Rosemont is collaborating with Robert Sinskey Vineyards on a wine dinner on Great Diamond Island, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayBrett Camp is taking place at Austin Street Brewery.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

Filipino Pop-up Dinner

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Today’s Press Herald includes a report on Filipino chef Yana Gilbuena and the pop-up dinner she’s holding later this month in collaboration with Dave Mallari, chef/owner of The Sinful Kitchen.

 

This Week’s Events: Swashbuckling Scallywags, Picnic in the Square, Seed, Twilight Dinner

Monday, August 17th, 2015

swashbucklingTuesday — Local Sprouts is hosting the monthly local foods networking breakfast.

WednesdayBissell and Oxbow are collaborating on the Swashbuckling Scallywags beer sail in Casco Bay, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Barreled Souls, and the Amarantos Quartet will be performing during Picnic in the Square at Congress Square Park.

FridayBissell Brothers is releasing Seed, a Pilsner that’s been brewed with strawberries and raspberries.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayCentral Provisions is preparing a Outstanding in the Field dinner at North Star Sheep Farm, and chefs Helrich, Nappi and Craigue from Sonny’s/Local 188/Salvage are cooking a Cultivating Community Twilight Dinner at The Well.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

90th Annual St. Peter’s Bazaar

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Bangor Daily News has a report on the 90th Annual St. Peter’s Bazaar taking place this weekend.

Volunteers from the parish, from teenagers to longtime parishioners over the age of 90, gathered to mix, shape, bake, decorate and package around 7,000 cookies to be sold at the bazaar. More than 70 dozen eggs were used to prepare the Italian cookies, all carefully loaded in and out of large pizza ovens by Sam Marcisso, a longtime volunteer at the event. Completing the incredible scene were rows of volunteers sitting at tables diligently performing various tasks.

“The frosting and sprinkling is going well,” said Josephine Dulac, a parishioner at St. Peter Church for nearly eight decades. “We are packaging them up, ready to go!”

Inside Outside Above Below

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

According to a report from Urban Eye, artists Lauren Fensterstock & Aaron Stephan are teaming up with Masa Miyake on a set of interesting events that will be “exploring the intersection of food, making, and conversation”.

According to the artist statement,

Each performance involves local artists, builders, and cooks.  The events will take place in a physical structure designed and built specifically for this event in which a meal will be prepared and served. INSIDE OUTSIDE ABOVE BELOWwill question normative ways of eating and interacting within one’s community by creating correlations between construction, collaboration and consumption.  It will encompass how we eat – what environment we eat in – who we eat with – the historical precedence for these actions – and the potential to instigate a constructive dialogue with these components.

There will be six performances/meals in September, tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite.

Mockingfish Tequila/Gose

Monday, August 10th, 2015

mockingfishRising Tide Brewing will be releasing a new beer called Mockingfish this week. Mockingfish is a tequila barrel-aged gose-style beer.

The release is taking place Thursday noon at the brewery on Fox Street. There will be a 4-pack limit per person.

This Week’s Events: Sous Dinner, Barton Seaver, Founders Tap Takeover, Piccolo Beard Dinner

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Monday — the Portland Spirits Society will be meeting at 6pm tonight at Round Turn Distilling in Biddeford for a tour, and sous chefs from 6 Maine restaurants are collaborating to prepare tonight’s Flanagan’s Table dinner.

WednesdayBlack Tie is serving a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — National Geographic Fellow chef Barton Seaver will be speaking at GMRI, and there will be a mead and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Saturday — Novare Res is hosting a Founders Brewing tap takeover, Distilled in Maine author Kate McCarty will be signing copies of her book at New England Distilling, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Piccolo JBF Dinner — Piccolo chef/owners Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez will be the featured chefs for a dinner at the James Beard House in NYC on November 21.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Oxbow, Cookbook Club, Indonesian Dinner, USBG, Working Waterfront Women, Mystery Dinner

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

MondayLolita is hosting a tapas event and Oxbow tap takeover, and the Longfellow cookbook club is getting together to discuss Eating In Maine by Jillian & Malcolm Bedell.

TuesdayThe Honey Paw is holding Indonesian dinner in collaboration with Kaki Lima, and the local chapter of the US Bartenders’ Guild is having a meeting at Ri Ra.

Wednesday — author Kate McCarty will be at Maine Craft Distilling to sign copies of her book Distilled in Maine, the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday — The Public Library is displaying an exhibit on the Working Women of Portland’s Waterfront, Rosemont on Commercial and the West End Deli are holding a wine tastings.

Saturday — there will be a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayLeslie Oster from Aurora Provisions is the featured chef at this week’s Cultivating Community Twilight Dinner.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

International Foodservice Editorial Council

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

ifecThe International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) is holding their annual conference in Portland this November.

The IFEC is “a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the overall quality of business-to-business communication within the foodservice industry and to encouraging high professional and aesthetic standards among those working in and with the foodservice media.”

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015

cantillonzwanzeNovare Res is one of a select list of bars worldwide participating in this year’s  Cantillon  Zwanze day. Get to Novare early on September 19 to try this year’s beer.

National Lobster Day?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The  Press Herald reports that a group of New England senators are advocating for September 25th to be designated National Lobster Day.

This Week’s Events: Harvest Dinner, Sake Tasting, Vermoth/Bitters Tasting

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Monday — Crooners & Cocktails is serving a 7-course Harvest Dinner at Rooted Earth  Farm in Casco.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — there will be a sake and cheese tasting the Public Market House.

Friday — Rosemont on Brighton is holding a vermouth and bitters tasting.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — MJ’s Wine Bar is celebrating their 2nd anniversary.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Pocket Cruise, Summer Session

Monday, July 20th, 2015

summersessionTuesday — the Local Foods Networking Breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts, and the Pocket Brunch team is hosting a Pocket Cruise on the Frances.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Saturday — More than 50 brewers will be at Thompson’s Point for the Summer Session Beer Festival, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Indonesian Dinner — The Honey Paw will be serving an Indonesian dinner on August 4 in collaboration with Kaki Lima from Boston. Tickets are available online and are $65 per person.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Distilled in Maine, Flanagan’s, Bastille Day, Food Forest, Clam Festival, Peloton Speaks

Monday, July 13th, 2015

foodforestMonday — Ilma Lopez and Damian Sansonetti from Piccolo are the featured chefs at this month’s  Flanagan’s Table dinner.

Tuesday — Petite Jacqueline is serving a Bastille Day dinner.

Wednesday — Fred Farber from Maine Craft Distilling and Joanna Corman from Vena’s will be the guest speakers at this week’s Peloton Speaks, Black Tie is teaching a cooking class, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

>Thursday — a Community Idea Night meeting is taking place to “help design an edible park or ‘food forest’ in East Bayside”, there will be a mead and cheese tasting at the Public Market House  and a rose tasting at C Salt, and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Banded Horn.

kate2Friday — author Kate McCarty is launching her new book Distilled in Maine at Sherman’s Bookstore, Rosemont is hosting an Italian wine event at Diamond Cove, and it’s the first day of the Yarmouth Clam Festival.

SaturdayNovare Res is holding an event to celebrate the new wave of British brewers, Darren Case of Round Turn Distilling will be at Terlingua for an event featuring their gin and Kate McCarty’s new book, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Soakology, Baxter Brewing, Dutch’s at Maine & Loire

Monday, July 6th, 2015

MondaySoakology is opening their new shop at 511 Congress Street.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Baxter Brewing.

SaturdayLeRoux  Kitchen is holding a wine tasting, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — Chefs Ian and Lucy Dutch from Dutch’s are the featured chefs at the inaugural Snack Series event at Maine & Loire.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Dogfish Dinner, Cuvée d’Industrial, Flea Bites, Fourth of July

Monday, June 29th, 2015

pliny_terlinguaMonday — Allagash is holding the bottle release for Cuvée d’Industrial, and La Petite Boucher is leading a pig butchering workshop.

Wednesday — Sam Calaglione will be at Terlingua for a Dogfish Head beer dinner, Sur Lie is holding a Banded Horn beer dinner, Allagash and the Maine Medical Center are holding a beer tasting event at Hadlock Field to raise money to fight childhood cancer, Black Tie is teaching a cooking class, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — there will be a beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — a group of food trucks is gathering at the Portland Flea-for-All for this summer’s first Flea Bites, there will be a wine tasting at the West End Deli, and don’t forget it’s also First Friday Art Walk.

Saturday —the Portland Symphony Orchestra will be performing a Fourth of July concert as of the fireworks display on the Eastern Promenade, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Allagash Street Fair, Greek Festival, Strawberry Festival, Taste of the Nation, Noshbow

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

allagashTuesdayPiccolo is holding a 5-course French wine dinner.

Wednesday — there will be a community dinner in Congress Square to celebrate the Heart of the Community grant (El Corazon and Mami food trucks plus food from Figgy’s and Home Catering), and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Honey Paw is hosting a release party for Oxbow’s 2015 edition of Liquid Swords, it’s the kick-off of the Greek Heritage Festival, and Tandem Bakery is hosting a Pies-n-Thighs Pop-up.

Friday — A group of food trucks are holding the Summer Solstice Celebration on Saint John Street.

SaturdayAllgash is holding a street festival to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival is taking place, there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire, Aurora Provisions is collaborating with Devenish Wines on a Rose tasting, the Craft Brew Race Festival and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market are taking place; Porterfield Cider will be launching Saturday at the market.

sos_maine 2_0Sunday — the 2015 Taste of the Nation and the 3rd annual Noshbow Block Party are taking place, Coffee by Design is throwing a party to celebrate their 21st anniversary, Rising Tide and Browne Trading are working together on a beer and oyster event, Vinland is holding a dinner and book signing with author Diana Rodgers.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Tempo Dulu, Mural Initiative, Black Dinah, Food Truck Celebration

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Monday — the Portland Spirits Society is meeting at the Sweetgrass tasting room in Boothby Square.

Tuesday — the monthly local foods networking breakfast is taking place Local Sprouts, and there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire.

WednesdayBlack Tie is teaching a cooking class, Old Port Wine is having a wine tasting, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — the Portland Mural Initiative is holding an artist talk/BBQ in East Bayside with food from Bread & Butter Catering, Browne Trading, Oxbow Brewing, and Whole Foods Market.

SaturdayBlack Dinah is going to be giving tours at their new facility in Westbrook, Maine Beer Company is holding a bottle release for Dinner, Rosemont is serving a French wine dinner, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — A group of food trucks are holding the Summer Solstice Celebration on Saint John Street.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Mami, Nourish, Smuttfest, Barreled Souls, Palace @ Flanagan’s, Old Port Festival

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Tuesday — Mami food truck is planning to launch on Tuesday. Vinland sous chef Jason Mathiason will be preparing a 5-course MOFGA benefit dinner, SoMe Brewing is holding a launch party for Mainely Pale at The Thirsty Pig, and the Bier Cellar is holding a bottle release for the Jolly Pumpkin’s “April Showers Bring Jolly Pumpkin Sours”.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Saturday — Slab is hosting a Barreled Souls tap takeover, Rosemont is holding a Rioja wine event, Smuttfest 2015 is taking place at Novare Res, there will be a wine tasting at the LeRoux Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayChad Conley and Greg Mitchell from Palace Diner are the featured chefs at Flanagan’s Table, and the 42nd Annual Old Port Festival is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

MECA Culinary Arts Program

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Here’s a list of this summer’s continuing education classes at MECA in Culinary Arts: