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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.

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.