Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

This Week’s Events: Bring Back Breakfast, Austin St Beer Dinner, Parlor Ice Creamatorium, Rhone Dinner

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Wednesday – Mast Landing is releasing their collaboration with Battery Steele called Bring Back Breakfast, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayLocal 188 is serving a 5-course Austin Street beer dinner., and Petite Jacqueline is holding a 3-course Rhone wine dinner.

Friday – Fork Food Lab is hosting the Parlor Ice Creamatorium, a Halloween event with “spooky scoops, booozy shakes + other frightful delights”.

Saturday – 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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Harvest on the Harbor, Wine and Beer Dinners, Brand Events, Fighting Hunger

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Monday – the Maine Gleaning Network is holding an event at the Public Library, and Sur Lie is hosting an Allagash beer dinner.

Tuesday – It’s the first day of Harvest on the Harbor, the USBG is holding a Diplimatico Rum lunch and learn at Sonny’s and later in the day there will be a Diplimatico happy hour at Rhum with US brand ambassador for Diplimatico, Manny Pena.

Wednesday – the Maine Food Means Business conference is taking place in Freeport, there will be a lecture and training on Closing Maine’s Hunger Gap, winemaker Danilo Marcucci from Della Staffa will be at Maine & Loire for a tasting, Piccolo is serving a 5-course Umbrian wine dinner, the US brand ambassador will be at Hunt & Alpine for a Brennivin US Brand Ambassador happy hour, there will be a wine tasting at Old Port Wine Merchants, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayVinland is serving a 4-course wine dinner with special guest winemaker Andrej Razumovsky.

FridayRosemont is holding a wine tasting on Munjoy Hill.

Saturday – Oxbow’s Goods from the Woods is taking place in Newcastle, Maine Craft Distilling is holding a Farm to Flask celebration, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – the 2nd Annual Feast of the Flying Pig is taking place and Lincolns is hosting a Symphony & Spirits event for the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

Harvest on the Harbor

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The 10th Harvest on the Harbor kicks off next week with a full schedule of events that runs Tuesday through Sunday:

Sustainable Suppers – a set of dinners held at Five Fifty-Five, Inn by the Sea, Little Giant, Union, and Woodford F&B on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Flavors of Maine – a tasting event featuring a dozen main chefs along with beer, wine and cocktail samples

Maine Lobster Chef of the Year – a competition among 10 Maine chefs for the title of Lobster Chef of the Year.

Harvest Happy Hour – 15 Maine craft distillers will be serving samples and cocktails made with their spirits

Market on the Harbor – a tasting event featuring food from Maine shops and food producers

Harvest Crawl – self-guided tasting tour of food and drink spots in Portland

Look & See @ Space Gallery

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

SPACE Gallery is screening the movie Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Look & See will be screened Thursday night at 7pm and on Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are available online.

The movie is presented in collaboration with the Maine Farmland Trust.

4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The 4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting took place yesterday. We had the chance to try dozens of apple varieties gathered from ten orchards across Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and learn more from Sean Turley about the diversity of this seemingly common fruit. I think the Russet, English, Maine, and French categories had some of the very best apples.

The event was organized by The Righteous Russet, Portland Food Map and Fork Food Lab—we’re already talking about how to make it a better event and accessible to more people in 2018.

This Week’s Events: Apple Tasting, Leavitt, Late Night Eats, Higher Grounds

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Monday – the sold out 4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting is taking place.

TuesdayLeavitt & Sons is scheduled to open their store on Kennebec Street.

Wednesday – there will be a Spanish wine tasting at Maine & Loire, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – the Cooking Channel show Late Night Eats will air an episode about Portland that includes visits to Nosh, Liquid Riot and Rhum, and Woodford F&B is holding a oyster and beer event with Nonesuch and Allagash.

FridayRosemont is holding an organic wine tasting on Brighton Ave.

SaturdayHigher Grounds is opening on Wharf Street, Hardshore Distilling is holding a pig roast with live music and cocktails, there will be a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayUnion is hosting a farm dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.

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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

Under Construction: Gross Confection Bar

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Chef Brant Dadaleares will be holding two dessert pop-ups to mark the close of his Kickstarter campaign for Gross Confection Bar. The pop-ups are scheduled for October 15th and 16th and tickets are $50.

Gross Confection Bar will be a dessert-focused restaurant and bar to be located in the heart of the Old Port district in Portland, Maine. Gross will provide a unique and consistent restaurant experience featuring an ever changing selection of high-quality artfully-plated desserts, cocktails, dessert wines, digestifs, and exceptional service. Gross will also provide a consistent selection of enrobed ganaches, fruit pates, bon-bon, entremets, late night savory snacks and desserts to go. Gross will create a new niche for a “just for dessert” destination experience in Portland.

This Week’s Events: Bolster Snow, Maine Juice, Purple House, Destination Dinners

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Tuesday – a new West End restaurant called Bolster Snow & Co. is scheduled to open.

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

ThursdayMaine Juice Company is scheduled to open their store at 129 Spring Street, The Purple House is scheduled to return from their summer break, Brews and Ewes is taking place at Rising Tide.

FridayRosemont is holding a wine tasting in the West End.

SaturdayChef Jeff Landry is holding a farm dinner at North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, 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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

Dinner at The Purple House

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Chef Krista Kern Desjarlais held the first of her monthly dinner series at The Purple House Saturday night. The menu featured fish, waterfowl and shellfish from Maine waters.

The Purple House resumes its normal schedule as a bagel bakery and cafe this Thursday at 8am.

This Week’s Events: Madeira Dinner, Alsace Dinner, Maine Food System, Eaux, Bunktoberfest, Rising Tide

Monday, September 25th, 2017

WednesdayChaval is hosting a 6-course madeira dinner the line-up includes a 1954 Malvasia, Hugo’s is hosting a 5-course magnum wine dinner, there will be a Portuguese wine tasting at Old Port Wine Merchants, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayMaine Food Strategy holding a 1-hour webinar to provide updates on the food systems initiatives they have underway, and Petite Jacqueline is hosting a 3-course Alsace wine dinner.

SaturdayBunktoberfest is taking place in Libbytown, there will be an Eaux pop-up at A & C Grocery, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayRising Tide is throwing a party to celebrate their 7th 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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

Maine Gleaning Week

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Gleaning Network has announced Maine Gleaning WeekA collaborative of farm surplus rescue efforts gathering crops from Maine’s fields—for October 7 – 16.

As part of MGW, there will be a lecture and panel discussion on October 16th at the Portland Public Library, as well as a screening of the movie Wasted: the story of food waste.

Madeira Dinner at Chaval

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Chaval is holding a Madeira Dinner on Wednesday featuring wines from Henriques & Henriques. Pairings for the 6-course dinner will include “15 & 20 year old madeira, as well as vintage dated bottles and even a 60-year vintage. The range of styles of madeira will cover Boal, Tarrentez, Verdelho & Malvasia.” Importer Jake Parrott from Haus Alpenz will be on-hand to talk about the wines.

4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Portland Food Map is working with the good folks over at The Righteous Russet headquarters to organize the 4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting.

The tasting is taking place on October 9th, 2-5 pm at the Fork Food Lab. You’ll be able to try dozens of heritage and rare apple varieties gleaned from orchards in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as well as tap into a cash bar stocked with several hard ciders from across the region that are well worth drinking.

Have you ever tasted a Hudson Golden Gem, Fameuse, or Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple, the Esopus Spitzenburg? From the tiny Chestnut Crab to the appropriately named Twenty Ounce, apples offer a wide assortment of tastes, textures, shapes and sizes that are too often underrepresented at the local supermarket or pick-your-own orchard.

Tickets: $10 tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

This Week’s Events: Beer Meets Woods, Forkiversary, Zwanze Day, Common Ground Fair

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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

ThursdayFork Food Lab is celebrating their 1-year anniversary, Novare Res is holding a Beer Meets Woods pre-party, and The Great Lost Bear is featuring beer from Yes Brewing.

Friday – it’s the opening day of the Common Ground Fair, and The Harraseeket Inn is serving a Maine Harvest Dinner.

Saturday –it’s Cantillon Zwanze Day, the Beer Meets Woods Festival is being held at the Portland Company Complex, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – it’s the last day of the Common Ground Fair.

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, please provide details as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Indie Biz, Mushroom Walk, Panarda

Monday, September 11th, 2017

WednesdayOld Port Wine is holding a tasting, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is holding the inaugural meet and greet at Sable Oaks, Terlingua is partnering with Austin Street and Cold Spring Ranch on a beer dinner.

Friday – Rob Evans and several other chefs are holding a Lettuce after party as a benefit for Full Plates Full Potential, it’s the last day to cast your vote in the Indie Biz Awards, and there will be an Italian wine tasting at Rosemont on Brighton.

SaturdayNorth Spore is leading a mushroom identification walk at Pineland, Portersfield Cider is holding a farm party in Pownal, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayPiccolo is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a 20-course panarda dinner, Solo Italiano is holding a Porto Vino wine dinner, Portland Ballet will be performing at Allagash, and North Spore is leading a 2nd mushroom identification walk at Pineland

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, please provide details as a comment to this post.