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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.

This Week’s Events: Beard Awards, Rising Tide Dinner, Star Wars Dinner, Falmouth Kitchen Tour

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Monday — The 2016 James Beard Awards Gala is taking place in Chicago. Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley from Eventide, and Brian Hill from Francine Bistro are nominees for Best Chef: Northeast, and Rob Tod from Allagash is a nominee for Outstanding Beer Wine and Spirits Professional. Sur Lie is holding a Rising Tide beer dinner.

Wednesday — the 3rd Annual Piccolo Star Wars dinner is taking place, as is the Monument Square Farmers’ Market.

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

Saturday — it’s the first day of the Falmouth Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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.

 

Barr Hill Spirits Tasting

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Blueberry Files has posted a report on the recent Portland Spirit Society Barr Hill spirits tasting.

We learned about the process of making the vodka and gin, both made from honey (which must be so expensive). The vodka is distilled until it has a neutral flavor, while the gin has some honey added back into it, giving it a lovely floral characteristic. The Tom Cat gin is “rested” gin that is aged in charred oak barrels, giving it a most delicious smoky sweetness. It’s one of my new favorite craft spirits. 

This Week’s Events: Okami Pop-up, Chopped Challenge, City of Gold, CBD Reopens, Allagash Izakaya, Farmers’ Markets, Ballet in the Brewhouse

Monday, April 25th, 2016

CityofGoldMonday — Central Provision’s Ian Driscoll is serving an Okami pop-up at Bao Bao tonight, Space Gallery is screening the movie City of Gold at 1pm at at 7:30pm, Coffee by Design is opening their newly renovated shop on Congress Street, and The Velveteen Habit is serving a dinner at the Beard House in NYC.

TuesdayPai Men is teaming up with Allagash that will pair 12 of their beers with an izakaya menu for the evening.

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

Thursday — Sea Glass is holding a Justin Vineyard wine dinner, and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Redhook Brewing.

Saturdayand the first Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market of the season is taking place.

Sunday — the 2016 Chopped Challenge is taking place as is the Ballet in the Brewhouse collaboration between Allagash and Portland Ballet, 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.

 

Lone Pine Opening Tasting Room

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The Press Herald has published an article on Lone Pine Brewing,

While Madden was honing his brewing chops, Paul was working in the music industry in Boston, and after college, he accepted a job in the industry in L.A. When Paul visited Maine, he and Madden would meet up for a beer and dream about starting a brewery.

After a few of these meetings, the two friends reached a crossroads; it was time to make this dream a reality or move on with their lives.

The article reports that Lone Pine will be opening their tasting room this Saturday, noon to 8pm.

This Week’s Events: Gross Confection Bar, Sixteen Counties, City of Gold, Ommegang, Orono Brewing

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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Monday — Pastry chef Brant Dadaleares will be serving a 3-course dessert pop-up at Bao Bao.

Tuesday — the local foods networking breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts, and The Press Hotel is hosting an Allagash Sixteen Counties tap takeover.

Wednesday — there will be a wine tasting at Old Port Wine Merchants.

Thursday — the Public Market House is holding a wine and cheese tasting, Bao Bao is hosting an Ommegang tap takeover, and The Great Lost Bear is  showcasing beer  from Orono Brewing.

Friday — Black Tie is serving a 5-course Rising Tide beer dinner.

Saturday — the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — Space Gallery is screening the movie City of Gold, Vinland is hosting a Passover Seder, 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.

 

Release of Straight To Black:Out

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

This Saturday, Liquid Riot is releasing Straight To Black:Out, their barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout.

Straight To Black:Out is a bold and rich Russian Imperial Stout. We aged two batches, one in a bourbon barrel and one in a port wine barrel, to display the effects that types of barrels can have on beer. The port barrel was sourced from Fenestra Winery, a small port producer in Livermore, California. The bourbon barrel was sourced from Buffalo Trace, the legendary bourbon producer in Frankfurt, Kentucky.

This Week’s Events: Straight to Black:Out, Noma: My Perfect Storm, Savio Soares Tasting, Crofter & Artisan Market

Monday, April 11th, 2016

noma-my-perfect-storm-poster-lgFriday — The first screening of Noma: My Perfect Storm is taking place, and Maine & Loire is holding a Savio Soares wine tasting.

Saturday — Liquid Riot is releasing Straight To Black:Out, Northspore is being featured at Rosemont’s Meet Your Maker dinner, a 2nd screening of Noma: My Perfect Storm and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — a 3rd screening of Noma: My Perfect Storm 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: Quinta do Romeu, PSO Wine Dinner, Abitare Project, Boston Lamb Jam, Seafood Celebration, Crofters & Artisan Market

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Monday — SoPo Wines is sponsoring Good Wines for a Good Cause, a tasting of wines from 25 wineries, as a benefit for Cancer Community Center.

Wednesday — The Portland Symphony is holding their 15th Annual Wine Dinner, chefs from Evo, Union, The Honey Paw, Fore Street and the Harraseeket Inn are collaborating on the 5-course meal. Lolita, Maine & Loire and the Pomegranate Inn are collaborating on a dinner event to benefit Portland Stage.

Thursday — Joao Menéres from Quinta do Romeu will be at Eventide to talk about Q de R and their Branca Reserva, GMRI is hosting the 3rd Annual Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration, and there will be an beer & cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — the first Abitare Project dinner of the season is taking place in Yarmouth, Rising Tide is holding an event featuring the newly released Maine Island Trail Ale and charcuterie from Otherside Deli.

Saturday — It’s the opening day of the Milk & Honey Herbal Farm Cafe, Geary’s is holding a party for the release of their Summer Ale, there will be a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — The grand opening of the weekly Crofters & Artisan Market is taking place, Chefs Nikos Regas from Emilitsa, Thomas Pisha-Duffly from The Honey Paw and Austin Miller from Mami are competing in the Boston Lamb Jam, and Home Catering and The Farm Stand are collaborating on a Spring Chicken 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.

Food x Art

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A pair of events are taking place next week that team the restaurant industry and two leading art organizations:

  • 15th Annual Portland Symphony Wine Dinner
    Chefs from Fore Street, Evo, The Honey Paw, Union and the Haraseeket In are collaborating on a 5-course dinner featuring wines from Spain.Call (207) 773-6128 to reserve a seat.
  • Portland Stage Overnight for the Arts
    Featuring a 3-course dinner by Lolita and Maine & Loire, attend a production of  My Name is Asher Lev, special backstage tour, a talk by executive director Anita Stewart and an overnight stay at the Pomegranate Inn. Call (207) 774-0465 for tickets.

Crofter and Artisan Market Launching

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The Bangor Daily News has posted a report on the weekly Sunday Crofter and Artisan Market set to open April 10th in East Bayside.

Scores of vendors from across Maine are lining up for the chance to peddle their wares in Portland’s emerging neighborhood of brewers, coffee roasters and artists. So far, the interest is statewide.

Goat milk caramels from Copper Tail Farm in Waldoboro, Herbal Revolution’s mineral and fire tonics, Dulse and Rugosa seaweed body care, Shepherds and Such Homestead beeswax and wool craft and Portland’s Liquid Riot Bottling Company are all on board.

Portland Cooking Channel Episode to Air

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The Portland episode of the new Cooking Channel show Extra Virgin is airing Wednesday night, according a report from the Press Herald.

The series premiered March 2 with an episode about the Grand Canyon. In the Maine episode, titled “The Love Boat in Portland,” Mazar and Corcos take a weekend for themselves and have a romantic dinner aboard a houseboat. The show features seven recipes, including a lobster roll recipe provided by the Portland Lobster Co. and three recipes from The Well at Jordan’s Farm: seared cod with farro, lamb-ricotta meatballs, and wood-grilled pork with roasted new potatoes.

A video crew was in Portland last July recording the sessions that will appear in the show.

This Week’s Events: Izakaya Minato, MRA Gala, Beer Summit, Real Ones, A Maple Celebration, Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Monday, March 28th, 2016

2016-03-28_8-25-45Tuesday — Elaine Alden and Thomas Takashi Cooke are holding  a pop-up at Bao Bao for Izakaya Minato, and the Maine Restaurant Association awards banquet is taking place.

Wednesday — there will be an Italian wine tasting at Old Port Wine Merchants.

Friday — the New England Craft Beer Summit is taking place.

Saturday — The Thirsty Pig is hosting a release party for the Real Ones Bissell x Austin collaboration beer, ‘Gasharoo is taking place at Novare Res, and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday — Chefs Rob Evans, Josh Potocki, Nate Nadeau and Renee Lohrey are collaborating with Oxbow to hold A Maple Celebration, and the 30th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling 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.

Food Movies: City of Gold, Noma My Perfect Storm

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A pair of critically acclaimed culinary films are scheduled to be screened in Portland in April that you’ll want to make time to see:

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“In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery—whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.”
Screening Times: April 24th 7:30, 25th 2:00, 26th 7:30
For more information: www.space538.org
Sponsored by: Rabelais Books

noma-my-perfect-storm-poster-lgNoma: My Perfect Storm
“Noma: My Perfect Storm is a creative journey into the unique mind of world-famous chef René Redzepi. How did Redzepi manage to revolutionize the entire world of gastronomy, inventing the alphabet and vocabulary that would infuse newfound pedigree to Nordic cuisine and establish a new edible world while radically changing the image of the modern chef? His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, who now reigns over the realm of modern gourmet cuisine. But beneath the polished surface, cracks appear in the form of old wounds—2013 stands as the worst year in René Redzepi’s career. We follow him as he fights his way back to the top, reinventing Noma and reclaiming the title of best restaurant in the world in 2014 for the fourth time.”
Screening Times: April 15th 6:30, 16th 2:00, 17th 2:00
For more information: www.portlandmuseum.org
Co-presented with: MOFGA