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Feeding the 5000

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A coalition of local non-profit organizations is organizing the Feeding the 5000 event this October in Monument Square.

The event will feature a community feast made from rescued foods that would otherwise not have made it to our plates, as well as cooking demos and select speakers. The goal is to raise public awareness and give practical tips on how to be more resourceful with our food. As part of an international community of cities that have hosted an event like this, including Sydney, Barcelona and NYC, Feeding the 5000 Portland, Maine will draw attention to efforts underway in Portland and around Maine to reduce the amount of edible food that goes to waste in our homes, fields, institutions and grocery stores.

Cumberland County Food Security Council, Healthy Acadia, and Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Farmland Trust, Portland Food Co-op, Garbage to Garden, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, and the Locker Project are collaborating with the UK-based Feeding the 5000 founding organization to put on the event.

For more information or to get involved contact: Hannah Semler, hannah@healthyacadia.org

This Week’s Events: Terlingua 1st, Bluet Blow-Out, Danagol

Monday, June 27th, 2016

TuesdayTerlingua is  serving a 4-course dinner with pairings from Oxbow and Maine Mead Works to celebrate their 1-year anniversary.

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

Thursday — the 1st Annual Bluet Blow-Out is taking place, The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Bunker Brewing, Black Tie is serving a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and there will be a wine tasting at Rosemont on Brighton, a Liquid Riot tasting at the Bier Cellar and a beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — there will be a wine tasting at Rosemont on Commercial St.

SaturdayBissell Brothers is releasing Danagol, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — the weekly Crofters & Artisan 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: Bitter Frenchman, Preventing Food Waste, Twilight Dinner, Greek Festival, Craft Brew Race

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Tuesday — chef Fred Eliot is serving a 6-course French dinner at The Honey Paw, Local Sprouts is hosting the monthly local foods networking breakfast; a session at this week’s Maine Start Up & Create Week conference is focused on preventing food waste.

Wednesday — the Old Port Wine Merchants are holding a wine tasting, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — it’s the first day of the Greek Heritage Festival.

Friday — it’s the second day of the Greek Heritage Festival.

Saturday — the 2016 Craft Brew Race is taking place, as is the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market, and it’s the last day of the Greek Heritage Festival.

SundayIlma Lopez and Damian Sansonetti are the featured chefs at the first Cultivating Community Twilight Dinner of the season, and the weekly Crofters & Artisan 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: Brewing in Maine, Mobsters and Martinis, Herban, Immigrant Kitchens

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Monday — visit The Great Lost Bear to meet Tom Major, author Brewing in Maine.

Tuesday — The Corner Room and Crooners & Cocktails are co-hosting Mobsters, Martinis & Meatballs.

WednesdayFork Food Lab will be holding an event to promote the Kickstarter  campaign at Bayside Bowl, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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

FridayTempo Dulu is holding a whiskey tasting in conjunction with the Portland Club.

Saturday — the Herban herb festival and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market are taking place.

Sunday — it’s the 2nd day of Herban, the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market is taking place, and Immigrant Kitchens is teaching a Father’s Day cooking class.

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: Latour Dinner, Negroni Week, Fried Chicken Friday, Pigs & Pink

Monday, June 6th, 2016

MondaySur Lie is holding a 10-course Louis Latour wine dinner, and it’s the first day of Negroni Week at Central Provisions.

Wednesday — there will be a wine tasting at Old Port Wine Merchants, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday — Oxbow is hosting Palace Diner for a Portland edition of Fried Chicken Friday.

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

SundayThe Well and American Sommelier Maine are collaborating on Pigs & Pink, a pork and rose dinner raising funds for the culinary program at the Wayfinder School, and the weekly Crofters & Artisan 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.

 

Bitter Frenchman

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Former Petite Jacqueline chef Fred Eliot, The Fifth Food Group and The Honey Paw are collaborating on a French wine dinner to take place June 21st called the Bitter Frenchman. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.

Eliot and The Fifth Food Group are planning to launch a French bistro sometime in 2017. Bitter Frenchman is one of the names under consideration for the restaurant.

This Week’s Events: Burgandy Dinner, Black Dinah Talk, New England Cocktail Conference, Bach & Beer, Bissell Brothers Opening

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Tuesday — Tiqa is hosting a (sold out) Wiggly Bridge women-only tasting event.

WednesdayLolita is holding a Burgundy wine dinner, Steve and Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers will talk about Making the Leap to a Bigger Facility at this month’s Pub Hub in Mechanics Hall, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — it’s the opening day of the New England Cocktail Conference, and the BDN and Vena’s are collaborating on a cocktail tasting event.

FridayCellist Steuart Pincombe will be performing 3 Bach cello suites at  Rising Tide; each is piece is paired with a Rising Tide beer.

SaturdayBissell Brothers are opening their new facility on Thompson’s Point at noon, and both the Vegetarian Food Festival and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday — products from a number of local vendors will be on sale at the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market.

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.

 

Bissell Brothers @ Thompson’s Point

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Bissell Brothers has announced plans to open their new Thompson’s Point brewery on June 4th at noon.

This Week’s Events: Working It, Mast Landing, Bunker Beer Dinner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

imageWednesday — there will  be a wine tasting at the Old Port Wine Merchants, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Mast Landing.

Friday — Black Tie is holding a Bunker Brewing beer dinner, and Oxbow is holding L’Hommage, a “celebration of European farmhouse ales”.

Saturdaythe Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday — Oxbow is host Working It, a live storytelling event that will feature Greg Mitchell from Palace Diner, Maisie DeGoosh from Bard Coffee and other presenters from the restaurant industry, and products from a number of local vendors will be on sale at the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market.

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: El Corazon, Solo Italiano, Neyers Wine Dinner

Monday, May 16th, 2016

elcorazonbaobaoMondayEl Corazon is serving a pop-up dinner at Bao Bao.

Tuesday — the monthly local foods networking breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts.

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

Thursday — the new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial street called Solo Italiano is scheduled to open. You can make reservations on OpenTable to be one of the first to try chef Pablo Laboa’s menu of “simple, flavorful & authentic Northern Italian cuisine”.

Friday — Rosemont is hosting a wine dinner with Bruce and Barbara Neyers.

SaturdayNovare Res is celebrating their 8th Anniversary, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday — products from a number of food vendors and local vendors will be on sale at the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market.

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.

 

Lobster Hack: Designing a Better Lobster Trap

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

This week’s Drink Tank gathering at the Open Bench Project explored designing a better lobster trap.

“Everyone associates lobster with Maine, but very few people know how the whole process works,” said Drink Tank co-founder Kate Garmey. “Everybody knows the lobster trap, or has at least seen a buoy, so it’s something we’re all familiar with, but the mechanics of it are a little more mysterious. … So it is an opportunity to learn something. Once you learn all the pain points and all the issues that lobstermen have, it’s really interesting to think about, ‘How could we make that better?’”

Maine Startup & Create Week Food Show

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The organizers of Maine Startup and Create Week have put out an open call for vendors to participate in their food show.

Get your product in front of entrepreneurs, journalists, consumers, innovators, and investors!  The selection process is intended to demonstrate the breadth, depth, and creativity of the region, so this will be a delight for guests and an opportunity to shine for producers.

The deadline for priority selection is May 16th and the final deadline is May 30th.

This Week’s Events: Splashed Bash, Street Eats, Hard Cider Run

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Wednesday — Ri Ra is holding a meet the maker event with Green Thumb Farms, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdaySlab is hosting a Firestone Walker Brewing Tap Takeover, there will be a Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Tasting at the Bier Cellar, and beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — Dispatch Magazine is holding the Splashed Bash at PHOME, and Rosemont on Brighton is holding a wine tasting.

Saturday — the Street Eats and Beats festival is taking place, as is the Portland Hard Cider Run, a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday — products from a number of food vendors and local vendors will be on sale at the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market.

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.

 

New England Cocktail Conference

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Tickets for the New England Cocktail Conference went on sale this morning. You can see the full program on the NECC website.

Ticketed events include:

Anthony Bourdain Speaking in October

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

bourdainAnthony Bouurdain will be in Portland on October 9th at the Cross Insurance Arena as part of a national speaking tour called The Hunger.

The Hunger serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting May 6th, but PFM along with a number of other food news outlets have been provided presale link and codes (code: PFM) that will let you buy tickets starting this morning starting at 10am.