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This Week’s Events: 555/GMRI Dinner, Zwanze Day, Harvest in the Hood, Piccolo Panarda

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Tuesday — the monthly Local Foods Networking Breakfast will be held at Local Sprouts.

Wednesday — Five Fifty-Five is collaborating with GMRI on a sustainable seafood dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — the Wayside Food Programs are kicking off a three day food drive at Whole Foods, Black Tie is serving a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from 21st Amendment Brewing.

Saturday — Novare Res will be one of a select few beer bars in North America that are participating in the 2014 edition of Cantillon Zwanze Day, Rosemont is holding Harvest in the Hood on Brighton, Cape Elizabeth is organizing a kitchen tour, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Piccolo will be celebrating their 1st anniversary by serving a traditional 20-course meal paired with wines from Southern Italy, and Vignola/Cinque Terre is serving their 10th Annual Harvest Dinner in Greene.

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.

Bill Murray Beer Week (Updated)

Friday, September 12th, 2014

billmurrayAs part of this year’s Portland Beer Week, Novare Res is collaborating with a set of Maine breweries to create Bill Murray inspired beers. Novare has launched a social media campaign (hash tag #billmurraybeerweekME) to persuade Murray to come to Portland and try them out.

BDN beer blog If My Coaster Could Talk reports, “The list of brewers and Bill Murray inspired beers isn’t official yet but the participant list so far is pretty impressive, keep an eye out for updates and expect some fun brews for this event.”

Portland Beer Week will take place November 1-7.

Update: The Press Herald has published an article about this initiative which includes details on the participating brewers.

Family Feast: Hams & Clams

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

familyfeast092014Chef Thomas Duffly has announced a new Family Feast event. The September edition of Family Feast, dubbed Hams & Clams, is an ” Indonesian-style New England shellfish boil”. It’s scheduled for September 28th 3pm at Slab. Tickets are $20 and there’s a cash beer bar managed by Banded Horn Brewing.

This Week’s Events: Miyake Harvest Dinner, Marine Bioinvasions

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers Market are taking place.

Thursday — GMRI is hosting a talk on Marine Bioinvasions in the Gulf of Maine, and , and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Magic Hat.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Miyake is serving a Harvest Dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.

Cantillon Zwanze Day — Novare Res will be one of a select few beer bars in North America that are serving the 2014 edition of Cantillon Zwanze. September 20.

Piccolo Panarda — Piccolo will be celebrating their 1st anniversary on September 21st by serving a traditional Abruzzi Panarda, a feast of epic proportions. Piccolo’s Panarda will be a 20-course meal paired with wines from Southern Italy. $110 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: Hunt & Alpine, Bartender’s Brunch, Flea Bites

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Wednesday — Black Tie will be serving a Graze Farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers Market are taking place.

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Dogfish Head.

Friday — the Hunt and Alpine Club is throwing a party to celebrate their 1st anniversary, the West End Deli is holding a wine tasting, and Flea Bites (a monthly gathering of food trucks in West Bayside) is taking place.

SaturdayLeRoux Kitchen is holding a wine tasting, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Coffee By Design, Maine Beer Company, Novare Res Bier Cafe, In’finiti, Maine Pie Line and Holy Donut are working together to organize the Bartender’s Brunch to celebrate Maine Beer Company’s 5th Anniversary. MBC will release 2014, a maple imperial stout with cold pressed Ethiopian coffee, at the brunch.

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.

Maine Seaweed Festival

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News has published an article of the Maine Seaweed Festival which is taking place this Saturday at SMCC.

Food vendors for the event, including food trucks from Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Locally Sauced, Fishin’ Ships and Maine Grain Alliance, will provide seaweed dishes and the festival also will serve up Maine seaweed ice cream.

The festival will wind down with a ticketed dinner featuring offerings from local chefs and farmers.

Piccolo Anniversary Feast

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

piccolo_emblemPiccolo will be celebrating their 1st anniversary on September 21st by serving a traditional Abruzzi Panarda, a feast of epic proportions. Piccolo’s Panarda will be a 20-course meal paired with wines from Southern Italy. $110 per person. Call (207) 747-5307 for reservations.

This Week’s Events: Restaurant Impossible, Portland Brew Festival, Labor of Love Dinner, Maine Seaweed Festival

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Wednesday — the Food TV Network is airing the episode of Restaurant Impossible filmed at Andy’s Diner in South Portland, The Salt Exchange is holding a wine dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers Market are taking place.

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

Friday — it’s the first day of the 4th Annual Portland Brew Festival.

Saturday — it’s the last day of the 4th Annual Portland Brew Festival, Vinland is serving the Labor of Love Tasting Dinner, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — the inaugural Maine Seaweed Festival is taking place at SMCC.

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.

Fall MECA Culinary Arts Program

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

MECA has posted details for the fall semester Culinary Arts continuing education program:

So many great classes, so little time…

This Week’s Events: Canning, Farm Dinners, Hunt & Alpine, Bartender’s Brunch, Labor of Love

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Tuesday — Kate McCarty will be teaching a canning workshop, and the Local Foods Networking Breakfast will take place at Local Sprouts.

Wednesday — Black Tie will be serving a Graze Farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers Market are taking place.

Thursday — canning expert Marisa McClellan will give a demonstration of urban canning and preserving techniques.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Chefs Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley will be preparing an Outstanding in the Field dinner., and Gather will preparing a Frontier Family Farm Feast at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.

Hunt & Alpine 1st Anniversary — the Hunt & Alpine Club is throwing a party to celebrate their 1-year anniversary which will feature “special all-you-can-drink/eat menu, prohibition-era tunes by Club Hot du Monde and a few surprises”. The part is taking place September 5, 4-8pm. Tickets are $50 and are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Bartender’s Brunch — a collaboration by Coffee By Design, Maine Beer Company, Novare Res Bier Cafe, In’finiti, Maine Pie Line and Holy Donut. to celebrate Maine Beer Company’s 5th Anniversar. MBC will release 2014, a maple imperial stout with cold pressed Ethiopian coffee, at the brunch. September 7th, 1-3pm. Tickets are $25 and are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Labor of Love Tasting Dinner — A “culinary journey of nineteen different items, consisting of eight savory courses, eight savory snacks, and three small desserts. All will, of course, be crafted from 100% local ingredients, grown organically or sustainably foraged from the wild.” August 30th. Tickets are $90 per person and are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

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, Green Crab Lecture, Farmers’ Markets

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Wednesday — the August edition of Pocket Cruise and the Monument Square Farmers Market are taking place.

Thursday — GMRI is hosting a lecture entitled Maine’s Green Crab Explosion, the Public Market House is holding a cider and kombucha tasting and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Sixpoint Brewing.

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: Flanagan’s Table, Caviar Dinner, Tapas Dinner, Backyard Locavore Day

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Monday — the crew from Salvage BBQ will be serving a meal at Flanagan’s Table.

WednesdayBlack Tie is holding a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayChebeague Island Inn will be holding a 5-course caviar dinner with special guest Robert Gardner, from the American Caviar Company.

FridayBiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe is serving a tapas dinner.

Saturday — it’s the 6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day, 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.

Level 1 Sommelier Training Class

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Court of Master Sommeliers will be holding the Introductory Sommelier training class and exam in Portland this October. This course is a required step to becoming a Certified Sommelier, and the first class along the way to full certification as a Master Sommelier. It’s targeted towards restaurant industry staff wishing to develop their wine expertise and wine enthusiasts.

The 2-day $525 class will be taking place October 6-7 at the Portland Harbor Hotel.

Visit www.mastersommeliers.org for:

This Week’s Events: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Flea Bites, Eat Street

Monday, July 28th, 2014

WednesdayBlack Tie is holding a farm dinner in New Gloucester, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayMainely Burgers will be featured on an episode of the Food TV Network show Eat Street, Sebago is holding a Beer Camp Block Party, and there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp is taking place at Thompson’s Point, a group of food trucks will be at the Flea For All for Flea Bites, and the West End Deli is holding a wine tasting.

Saturday — 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.

This Week’s Events: Oxbow/Del Ducato Dinner, Allagash at Pai Men, Goose Island Migration, Beer Camp Preview

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Monday — Piccolo is hosting a 6-course beer dinner featuring Oxbow and Del Ducato Birrifico.

WednesdayBier Cellar is holding a Goose Island Migration Week tasting, Pai Men is having an Allagash tap takeover with special food pairings, food book author Kate McCarty will be speaking at the Maine Historical Society, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Great Lost Bear is previewing beers from Sierra Nevada Beer Camp.

Saturday — Novare Res will be having a Beer Camp preview, 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.

Mainely Burgers on Eat Street

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Urban Eye reports that the upcoming episode of Eat Street featuring Mainely Burgers will air on July 31.

But 10 hours of filming has paid off. The trucks, one parked at Scarborough Beach, will be featured July 31st at 8 p.m. on season five of the Cooking Channel’s street-eats-centric show.

Cultivating Community Urban Twilight Dinner

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cultivating Community and Rosemont are teaming up to run an Urban Twilight Dinner this Thursday at the Urban Farm Fermentory in East Bayside.

This Twilight Dinner consists of a tapas-style meal prepared with seasonal ingredients from local farms, by Rosemont Market’s Brad Messier.

While you are here, explore the Fermentory and sample some of the deliciousness being brewed in-house (kombucha or hard cidah, anyone?) and learn more about Cultivating Community’s youth, farming and food programs.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available on BrownPaperTickets.com.

This Week’s Events: Graze, Sea Glass Dinner, Piccolo at Flanagan’s Table

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Tuesday — the Local Foods Networking Breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts.

Wednesday — Black Tie is catering the next Graze Farm Dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House, and Sea Glass is holding a beer dinner.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Ilma Lopez and Damian Sansonetti from Piccolo will be the featured chefs at this month’s Flanagan’s Table Dinner, and Yelp’s Sunday Funday event is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory.

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.

Maine Seaweed Festival

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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The inaugural Maine Seaweed Festival (website, facebook, twitter, instagram) is scheduled to take place later this summer at SMCC on August 30, 2014.

Maine seaweeds are poised to play a major role in the growth and sustainability of our local economy and global health. The Maine Seaweed Festival will highlight the diverse uses and benefits of seaweed, while celebrating all of the dedicated harvesters, farmers, fishermen and processors that continue to invest their efforts in creating a viable and vibrant seaweed industry, here in Maine.

The Festival will include a seaweed focused dinner. “Dishes served will all revolve around sustainability and restorative practices of the sea and focus heavily on locally sourced varieties of Maine seaweeds”

Del Ducato/Oxbow Beer Dinner

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Piccolo will be holding a beer dinner on July 21st in collaboration with Oxbow and Italian brewer Birrificio Del Ducato. The 6-course dinner will feature beers from both brewers including a set of limited releases from Oxbow.

Del Ducato’s brewer, Giovanni Campari, will be attending the dinner. He’s visiting Maine to work with Oxbow on a collaboration beer.

The dinner is $100 per person, call Piccolo at 207-747-5307 for reservations.