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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 at the West End Deli are holding a wine tastings.

Saturday — the Maine Historical Society is holding a mystery dinner, there will be a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, 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.

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:

The Telling Room’s Review Camp

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Telling Room is offering a summer program for children ages 11-15 that are interested to learn more about critique and review, including restaurant reviews.

Geared to aspiring journalists and critics alike, this camp will take full advantage of Portland being a city bustling with art, music, food, and entertainment. Together we’ll explore art galleries, food establishments, and check out some local music. Campers will delve into the art of critical observation and evaluation in the form of art, food, and music reviews. We’ll also meet local editors and journalists and take a tour of The Portland Press Herald.

The program is already at capacity but you can add your kid’s name to the wait list and learn more on The Telling Room website.

 

Tiki Workshop

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The Blueberry Files has published a report on last weekend’s Rum Riots Tiki Workshop.

We started with the Tree Frog – a blended drink with Plantation rum, allspice-galangal syrup, fresh lime juice, and banana. I don’t know about you, but if I’d seen this on a menu, I might have shied away from it, because of the allspice and the banana. But it was lightly fruity and not too spicy, perhaps balanced by the fresh squeeze lime juice and the slushy blended ice (recipes to follow). This drink represents the “new wave” of tiki – not overly sweet, elevated, and still made with traditional tiki ingredients (namely, rum!). 

Maine Start-up & Create Week

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

This year’s Maine Start-up Create & Week has a entire track devoted to starting and running food business. The 5-day program has talks ranging from distribution and marketing to incubators and from craft spirits to sustainability.

Check out the full schedule at mainestartupandcreateweek.com, check out this interview with co-founder Jess Knox.

This Week’s Events: Chartreuse Dinner, Nepal Pop-up, Figgy’s, Hard Cider Revival, Lobster Roll Rumble

Monday, June 1st, 2015

MondayPiccolo is hosting a Chartreuse Dinner, 14 restaurants are collaborating on a fundraisers for Nepal, and Lolita is celebrating their 1-year anniversary.

TuesdayFiggy’s Takeout is opening, and Bier Cellar is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with an Austin Street tasting.

Wednesday — there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House, and The Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — 7 Maine cider companies will be pouring at Maine Fare’s Hard Cider Revival, and Bite Into Maine will be in NYC to compete the 2015 Lobster Roll Rumble.

Friday — there will be a wine tasting at the West End Deli. It’s also First Friday Art Walk, restaurants will be busy so be sure to make your reservations now.

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, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

This Week’s Events: Rosen’s, Rum Riots, Crawfish Boil, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Jolly Pumpkin

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Monday — today is Memorial Day.

TuesdayRosen’s Deli, aka Full Belly Deli, is opening their new location in Westbrook at 10:30am, and Vinland is hosting a pop-up dinner in collaboration with chef Chris Newton.

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

Thursday — there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire., and The Great Lost Bear will be showcasing beer from the Boothbay Craft Brewery.

FridayJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is doing a tap takeover at Pai Men Miyake.

logo_smallSaturday — Standard Baking is celebrating their 20th anniversary, Rosemont is  running a Spanish wine event, RSVP is holding a rose tasting, the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place. It’s also the start of the 2015 Rum Riots festival, Saturday’s program includes a class on how to make bitters, shrubs and syrups at home taught by Owl & Whale, a cocktail book history lecture by Don Lindgren and John Myers, and a tiki cocktail workshop taught by bartenders from The Yachtsman in Philadelphia.

SundayPo’Boys and Pickles is holding their 4th Annual Parking Lot Crawfish Boil, and Rum Riots continues with a lecture on the history of Chartreuse, a class on bar technique taught by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and USBG bartending competition.

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: Bard Coffee, Lois’, Black Box, Wich Please

Monday, May 18th, 2015

bardrenovatedMonday — it’s the opening of the newly renovated Bard Coffee.

TuesdayLois’ Natural Marketplace is opening their new India Street location, there will be a local foods networking breakfast at Local Sprouts, Rosemont on Brighton is holding a wine tasting.

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

Thursday — a beer and cheese tasting is taking place at the Public Market House.

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

Sunday — Black Birch will be the guest chefs at The Bearded Lady for Black Box.

wichpleaseWich, PleaseFrom Away co-author Malcolm Bedell is launching his new Rockland food truck, Wich, Please, on Tuesday. It’s located in Buoy Park on the Rockland waterfront. You can see a full menu on the WP website.

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: Seaweed Dinner, Nepal Benefit, Baxter Lecture, Mosel Wine, Crooners Launch

Monday, May 11th, 2015

MondayVinland is hosting a 5-course seaweed tasting dinner, there will be a tapas event at Lolita this afternoon, and Le Petite Boucher will be holding a pig butchering workshop.

TuesdayBrad Messier is the guest chef for a pop-up dinner at Vinland.

Wednesday — The Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place, and all David’s restaurants in Portland, South Portland and Kennebunkport will be donating 15% of all restaurant sales to relief efforts in Nepal. and Rabelais owner Don Lindgren will give a talk to The Baxter Society on The Apgar Collection of 19th Century Cookbooks “looking at highlights of the collection, and milestones in American cookbook history, as well as examining what a large collection can tell us about American culture that individual books cannot”.

ThursdayRosemont is holding a Mosel tasting event at Think Tank, and chef Shannon Bard is hosting a launch party for her book The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen.

FridayCrooners & Cocktails at 90 Exchange Street is holding their launch party.

SaturdayMaine & Loire is holding a wine tasting, 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.