Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

This Week’s Events: Drifters Cook-out, CN Shawarma Pop-up, Maker’s Mix, Evo Lobster Dinner

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Tuesday — there are two different Middle Eastern food events taking place, extra credit for anyone who makes it to both: Drifters Wife is holding a Middle-Eastern Chicken Cook-out at Oxbow and CN Shawarma is serving a pop-up dinner at Bao Bao.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place, and the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association is hosting a Makers’ Mix to bring together “Artists, Artisans, Smiths, Wrights, Tailors, Cooks, masters & Amateurs, Inventors & Dubbers” for “an evening of conversation and camaraderie”.

ThursdayEvo is serving a 5-course lobster dinner.

FridayBiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe is holding a wine dinner.

Saturday — the Saturday Farmers’ Market will take 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: Rossobianco, Nothing Gold, Farm Marketing, Pig Roast, Guild Beer Festival, Open Farm Day

Monday, July 18th, 2016

TuesdayRossobianco will be holding a pop-up at Vinland to preview the restaurant’s menu.

WednesdayMOFGA is holding a workshop on Creative & Collaborative Marketing for Farms, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday — Rhum is hosting a Ballast Point tap takeover.

FridayBissell Brothers is releasing a double IPA called Nothing Gold (a reference to the Frost poem), and there will be a wine tasting at the East End Rosemont.

Saturday — the Portland Club is collaborating with Rising Tide on a Pig Roast, and the Maine Brewers Guild Beer Festival and Saturday Farmers’ Market will take place.

Sunday — it’s Maine Open Farm Day, 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.

 

Squillante on Cutthroat Kitchen

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Shipyard Brewing chef David Squillante will be featured later this summer in an episode of the Food Network show Cutthroat Kitchen. It will air August 10th at 9pm.

The show is hosted by Alton Brown. Four chefs compete in a three round competition with the added twist of opportunity to sabotage each others work.

Maine Calling: Farming in Maine

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Wednesday’s episode of Maine Calling on MPBN focuses on what it takes to be successful at farming in Maine and what resources are available to get started.

Maine is bucking a national trend – as farms and farmland shrink in other states, the number of new farms in Maine has been on the rise for more than a decade. What does it take to be a small farmer in Maine?  Where can new farmers turn to get help? We’ll learn what it takes to till the land and make a living as a farmer in Maine.

Sam Hayward will appear on the show today on a segment about the novel Sweetbitter,

We’ll hear from the author about her life as a waitress at an upscale restaurant in NYC, how much of the book is based on her own experiences, and we’ll be joined by a Maine restaurateur and by a Maine writer to get their take on food, restaurants and writing.

This Week’s Events: Pulse Benefit, UFF Dinner, Bastille Day, Twilight Dinner

Monday, July 11th, 2016

TuesdayDavid’s Opus Ten is serving a 7-couse dinner to benefit the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse night club.

WednesdayBlack Tie is holding a farm dinner in New Gloucester, Novare Res will be showcasing beer from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayVinland is serving a 5-course UFF dinner, Petite Jacqueline is holding a Bastille Day dinner, and there will be a wine tasting at Anania’s.

Friday — there will be a beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House and a wine tasting at the West End Rosemont.

Saturday —the Saturday Farmers’ Market will take place in Deering Oaks.

SundayAustin Miller and Hana Tamaki from Mami are the featured chefs for Cultivating Community’s Twilight Dinner, 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: Allagash Street Fair, Filipino Dinner, Sam Calagione, Fried Chicken Friday

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Monday — it’s the 4th of July. Head to the Eastern Promenade to listen to the Portland Symphony and see the fireworks.

Tuesday — Dogfish Head owner Sam Calagione will be at Novare Res to celebrate his brewery’s 21st anniversary.

Wednesday — Eve’s at the Garden is kicking of a weekly summer craft beer event, this week’s event is with Austin Street Brewing, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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

FridayPalace Diner will hold a Fried Chicken Friday at Oxbow, and The Sinful Kitchen is serving a 4-course Filipino dinner.

Saturday —the Allagash Street Fair is taking place, LeRoux is holding a wine tasting, and the Saturday Farmers’ Market will be in Deering Oaks.

Sunday — the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market is taking place.

Allagash Grand Cru — Allagash is holding a 3 hour Grand Cru tour of their brewery on July 25th.

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.

 

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.