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MECA Culinary Arts

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The winter/spring semester of MECA’s Culinary Arts program begins this week. Here’s the full list of classes:

  • Food Blogging Workshop, taught by Susan and Ted Axelrod
  • Puff Pastry, taught by Andrea Swanson from Foley’s
  • Professional Cake Building, taught by Andrea Swanson from Foley’s
  • Whole Pig Butchering, taught by Evan Mills from from Rosemont
  • World of Wine, taught by certified sommelier Jennifer Flock

You can see the full program on the MECA website.

Food Film Series

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Rosemont Market & Bakery, Cultivating Community and Maine College of Art are working together on a food film series. The films will be screened on Sundays at 4pm at MECA in Osher Hall. Here’s the line-up:

This Week’s Events: R. Stuart Dinner, Brew Pub Cap, Brewers wo/ Borders, Natural Wine Tastings

Monday, January 26th, 2015

bwbWednesday — Outliers is serving a 5-course dinner featuring Willamette Valley wines with special guest Rob Stuart from from R. Stuart Wines.

Thursday — The Farm Stand is holding natural wine tasting , Rosemont is also holding a wine tasting, there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House, the Bier Cellar is hosting an Allagash tasting, and the 16th annual Brew Pub Cup is taking place.

Friday — Novare Res is holding a Brewers Without Borders event to raise funds for the Hof ten Dormaal brewery is Belgium that was recently damaged by a fire,  and The Farm Stand is holding another wine tasting.

Saturday —  Maine & Loire is holding their first wine tasting, and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Valentine’s Day — restaurants have started announcing their plans for Valentine’s Day. I’ll be adding to this list and reposting it on a weekly basis now through then.

  • Congress Squared, special menu served on both the 13th and 14th.
  • David’s Opus Ten, 9-course dinner for 2 with wine pairings for $150
  • Five Fifty-Five, 4-course dinner for $75 per person; with optional pairings and supplements.
  • Novare Res is teaming up with La Crème Chocolat to serve beer and chocolate pairings on the 13th and 14th.
  • Petite Jacqueline, 3-course menu for $65 per person; optional wine pairings available.
  • Piccolo, 5-course dinner and a glass of rose prosecco, $75 per person; optional wine pairings available.
  • Rising Tide, on the 13th Rising Tide Brewing will be releasing Nuit D’Hiver, a “limited rum barrel aged version of D’Hiver, our dark rye saison with winter spices and sweet orange peel” along with D’Hiver, 2013 Cellared D’Hiver, Nuit D’Hiver on tap and chocolates truffles from La Crème Chocolat.
  • Vinland has a number of options including a 10-course dinner for 4 for $300.

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.

East Ender @ Central Provisions

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Central Provisions has announced that the Small Axe founders and now owners of East Ender, Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy will be the guest chefs at Central Provisions for CP’s 1-year anniversary on February 4th.

This Week’s Events: Growing Local, Ice Bar, Emotional Honey, Honey Dinner, Bean Suppah

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Tuesday — Local Sprouts is hosting the Local Foods Networking Breakfast.

Wednesday — Space Gallery is screening Growing Local followed by a discussion with the director, Baxter Brewing owner Luke Livingston will be speaking at Peleton LabsThe Corner Room is holding a  wine dinner and Black Tie is teaching a cooking class.

Thursday — it’s the first night of the 2015 Ice Bar, the Thirsty Pig is hosting a rlease party for episode 4 of Local Brew TV, and GMRI is hosting a talk on How Climate Change is Affecting Fish and People by scientist Andy Pershing and Kathy Mills.

Friday — it’s the second night of the Ice Bar.

Saturday — Allagash is having a bottle release for Emotional Honey,  it’s the last night of the Ice Bar, the Portland On Tap beer festival is taking place as is the Winter Farmers’ Market.

Sunday — The Good Table is holding a 5-course dinner made with 5 local honeys paired with mead, wine, beer, and Rosemont Market cooking a Grange Bean Suppah.

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.

Vinland Guest Chef Series

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Golden Dish has a report on Vinland’s guest chef series.

Starting in February, chef and owner David Levi will be introducing a guest chef night on Tuesday evenings – a formula that resembles pop-up dinners, which have become so popular around the country.

This Week’s Events: Vinland at James Beard House, Maine & Loire Opening, Industrial Park Challenge

Monday, January 12th, 2015

TuesdayDavid Levi from Vinland will be featured chef for a dinner at the James Beard House in NYC, and it’s the opening day of Maine & Loire on Washington Ave.

Thursday — The Farm Stand is holding a tortilla and wine tasting, the Public Market House is holding a beer and cheese tasting, and the the Industrial Park Challenge is taking place at The Great Lost Bear.

Saturday — the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory.

Sunday — Oxbow will have 5 wild fermented beers on draft(FPA Surprise, Grizacca Surprise, Lobretta, Xmas Swords & Original Delux) and be screening Wildstyle, Breakin’ & Krush Groove.

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: 7th Annual Stout Fest, Whole Grain Class, Winter Market, Black Tie

Monday, January 5th, 2015

WednesdayBlack Tie is teaching a cooking class.

Saturday — Novare Res is holding the 7th Annual Stout Fest, Rosemont and Piccolo are working together to teach a whole grain cooking class, and the Winter Farmers’ Market 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.

This Week’s Events: New Year’s Eve, Paella Fest

Monday, December 29th, 2014

MondayRosemont on Brighton is holding a wine tasting.

Tuesday — Rosemont on Commercial is holding a wine tasting.

Wednesday — The Farm Stand in South Portland is holding a pre-New Year’s Eve sparkling wine tasting.

New Year’s Eve — restaurants have been announcing their New Year’s Eve plans:

Thursday — Petite Jacqueline and Artemisia Cafe are serving a New Year’s day brunch

Friday — the West End Deli is holding a wine tasting.

SaturdayLeroux Kitchen is holding a wine tasting, and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory.

Sunday — the 5th Annual Great Paella Fest is scheduled to take place at Local 188.

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: Christmas, New Year’s Eve List (Updated)

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Thursday — it’s Christmas Day.

Saturday — the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory.

New Year’s Eve — restaurants have started announcing their New Year’s Eve dinner plans. I’ll add more listings as information becomes available:

      • Artemisia Cafe, 4-course dinner for $65 per person
      • Back Bay Grill, 4-course dinner, $96 per person
      • Bao Bao Dumpling House is holding a Chinese street food party starting at 10pm, “$28 buys you a glass a bubbles and passed bites all night”.
      • BiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe, 3-course dinner, $50 per person.
      • Boone’s, 5-course dinner, $85/$110 per person
      • Central Provisions is throwing a party. The $100 ticket comes with a “welcome punch, passed hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets and a midnight toast
      • Ebb & Flow is serving their regular menu “plus lots of specials” and will be “giving out free bubbles to everyone to ring in 2015″.
      • Eventide, will be throwing a party, $50 per person
      • Five Fifty-Five, 5-course dinner in the restaurant for $100 per person with optional wine pairings and truffle, caviar, and oyster supplements. Five Fifty-Five is also planning a champagne and caviar lounge in their private dinning room for $50 per person.
      • Grace will be serving their regular dinner menu. A cover charge of $20 (which funds the Good Shepherd Food Bank) will get you into the late night party which comes with complementary champagne toast.
      • MJ’s Wine Bar “will be offering 9 different sparkling wines by the glass this year. All at either $6 or $10 a glass”.
      • Petite Jacqueline, 3-course dinner for $70 per person, there are also optional truffle, caviar, oyster and foie gras supplements.
      • Piccolo, 8-course tasting menu with a glass of prosecco, $110 per person
      • Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, 4-course menu, $85 per person with optional wine pairing for $30
      • The Frog & Turtle, 4-course dinner $65 per person
      • Vinland, 5-course/5-snack tasting menu, $90 per person
      • Zapoteca, 5-course dinner, $70 per person with optional tequila tasting for $25

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

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Tuesday — Lolita is holding their inaugural Winter Solstice Cocktail Fest and the monthly Local Foods Networking Breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts.

WednesdayBlack Tie is teaching a cooking class.

Thursday — there will be a sparkling wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House as well as a pair of wine tasting at the Rosemont Markets on Brighton and Commercial Streets.

Saturday — the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory and Rosemont is holding a wine tasting at their Commercial Street store.

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.

Portland Food Co-op

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Portland Sun has posted an article about the Co-op and its upcoming Grand Opening.

“We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback, exciting products to add,” said Mary Alice, education and outreach coordinator at Portland Food Co-op. “People have mostly walked in and exclaimed about how beautiful it is.”

This Week’s Events: Co-op, Drink Like a Pro, Bissell Bros, Pick Your Own, Bard Roastery

Monday, December 8th, 2014

coop_logoWednesday — the Portland Food Co-op is having their Grand Opening event, and Black Tie is teaching a cooking class.

FridayRosemont Market will be serving 25 holiday wines at their Drink Like a Pro event, and Bissell Brothers is  celebrating their 1-year anniversary.

SaturdayAllagash is having a bottle release for Pick Your Own, Bard/Wicked Joe is holding a Grand Opening at their new roasting facility, Rosemont and Piccolo are collaborating on a cooking class, and the Winter Farmers’ Market 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.

Bissell Brothers 1st Anniversary Party

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Bissell Brothers are celebrating their first year in business with a party at Empire next week. On tap will be “Substance, Angels with Filthy Souls, SWISH (plenty of it) and I-LUCKY (Our Asian-cuisine-inspired ginger-IPA) all pouring loud and proud“.

Tickets are available online at http://holdmyticket.com/event/188671

This Week’s Events: Winter Farmers’ Market, Frank Cornelissen, Alberto Aurilio, Casco Bay Butter

Monday, December 1st, 2014

FrankCornelissenThursday — importer Alberto Aurilio will be leading a Rosemont Market cheese tasting event at a private home in the Art’s District, and the Public Market House is holding a wine and cheese tasting.

Friday — wine tastings are taking place at the West End Deli and The Farm Stand.

Saturday — the first Winter Farmers’ Market of the 2014-15 season is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory,  Vinland is hosting leading natural winemaker Frank Cornelissen for a wine dinner and LeRoux is holding a wine tasting.

Sunday — Chefs Steve Corry, Rob Evans, Sam Hayward, Jeff Lanndry, Larry Matthews and Lee Skawinski are coproducing a $1000 per plate meal at Flanagan’s Table to benefit the Full Plates Full Potential organization, and Casco Bay Butter is holding an open house at their new production facility in Scarborough.

winewise_logoWine Wise — Wine Wise is now leading wine and food walks every Saturday. Check the Wine Wise calendar for details and to make reservations. Walks in December will feature French reds, a sparkling wine primer, Italian reds and Cabernet Sauvignons.

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: Porchetta Feast, Oxbowzakaya, Thanksgiving, Coffee Smuggler

Monday, November 24th, 2014

lolita_porchettaTuesdayLolita is throwing their inaugural Pre-Thanksgiving Porchetta Feast, and Oxbowzakaya an annual Oxbow tap take-over/izakaya menu is scheduled for Pai Men Miyake.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — the following restaurants are serving Thanksgiving Dinner:

Saturday — Coffee by Design is hosting a book launch party for Coffee Smuggler, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — author Josh Christie will be at Rising Tide for a book signing of his Handbook of Porters & Stouts.

Thanksgiving — Check out the PFM Thanksgiving Resource Guide for ideas on where to source ingredients for your meal at home.

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.

MCD x Sur Lie Collaboration

Friday, November 21st, 2014

mcdxsurlieMaine Craft Distilling and Sur Lie are c0-hosting a 2-step collaboration next week:

Monday – stop by the MCD distillery on Fox Street to taste some of the drinks Sur Lie bartenders come up with as they experiment with MCD’s spirits. 3 – 6 pm.

Wednesday – visit Sur Lie on Free Street for a Maine Craft Distilling bar takeover. Bartenders will be serving up the new drinks they developed as part of Monday’s experimentation at the distillery.

This Week’s Events: Flanagan’s Table, Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner, BiBo’s

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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

Wednesday — there will be a Grey Goose cocktail dinner at Petite Jacqueline, Rosemont is holding a Thanksgiving wine tasting at their store on Brighton, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — MJ’s Wine Bar is throwing a Beaujolais Nouveau release party, and the Public Market House is holding a wine and cheese tasting.

Friday — Rosemont is holding a Thanksgiving wine tasting at their Commercial Street store, and BiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe is hosting a wine dinner.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Central Provisions’ Chris Gould is the featured chef at a sold out Flanagan’s Table dinner and Petite Jacqueline is holding their annual Beaujolais Nouveau dinner.

Thanksgiving — turkey day is just around the corner. Check out the PFM Thanksgiving Resource Guide for ideas on where to eat or where to source ingredients for your meal at home.

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.

Vinland at the James Beard House

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

David Levi from Vinland will be the featured chef for a dinner at the James Beard House January 13th.

See Urban Eye for details on the menu.

World Food Championships

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Malcolm Bedell, co-author of From Away, is competing in the Sandwich category today at the World Food Championships.

Bedell is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to launch a sandwich food truck in Rockland called ‘Wich, Please.