Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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.

This Week’s Events: Pocket Cruise, Flea Bites, Shipyard Festival, Bastille Day

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — the Pocket Bunch crew is running their first Pocket Cruise; tickets are available online. The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beers from In’finiti.

Friday — a group of food trucks will be at Portland Flea-for-All for the July Flea Bites.

Saturday — the Shipyard Summer Festival is taking place as is the Deering Oaks Farmers Market.

Sunday — Petite Jacqueline is hosting a Bastille Day celebration; tickets are available online.

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.

David Turin at the Beard House

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

davidsopustenDavid Turin, chef/owner of Opus Ten, David’s and David’s 388, will be preparing a meal at the James Beard House this fall on October 21st.

Pocket Brunch Launches Pocket Cruise

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Pocket Brunch crew is launching Pocket Cruise, a monthly sunset cruise aboard the Frances with food and drink.

The first Pocket Cruise is scheduled for July 10, 6-8 pm. Ticket are now on sale.

This Week’s Events: Hilltop, Year in Burgundy, CBD’s 20th, Dogfish Dinner

Monday, June 30th, 2014

MondayHilltop Superette is scheduled to open today. The Nickelodeon is screening A Year in Burgundy; a pre-screening party will take place at MJ’s Wine Bar and a post-screening party at Petite Jacqueline.

TuesdayCoffee by Design is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and there will be a Dogfish Head dinner at In’finiti.

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayBlack Tie is holding a farm dinner, there will be a Baxter Brewing tasting at the Bier Cellar, and the Great Lost Bear is holding their Red, White and Blue showcase.

Friday — it’s the Fourth of July and First Friday Art Walk is taking place.

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.

Portland Pancake Day

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Space Gallery is holding Portland Pancake Day this Sunday, 9 – noon.

Pancakes: they’re flat, they’re round, they’re soft, they’re delicious… and they’re bringing the people of this town together for one morning-long breakfast celebration in Congress Square Park.

I double dare you to not smile as you read the following two words: FREE PANCAKES. Free pancakes!

Rowan Jacobsen: Apples of Uncommon Character

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

applesRenowned food writer Rowan Jacobsen will be in Portland this September 22, 6pm for a talk, apple tasting and book signing at Space Gallery for his new work, Apples of Uncommon Character.

Here’s some info on the book (due out in September),

Packed with photographs as delightful as their subjects, Apples of Uncommon Character shows us the fruit in all its glory. Rowan Jacobsen collected specimens both common and rare from all over North America, selecting 123 to feature, including the best varieties for eating, baking, and hard-cider making. By capturing the nature of each apple, including its flavor, origins, and sometimes surprising ties to American history, Apples of Uncommon Character celebrates our romance of the rural landscape. It’s a must-have for every foodie.

 Jacobsen is the author of several books including A Geography of Oysters, American Terroir, and The Living Shore. His book Fruitless Fall is responsible for inspiring me and countless other people to take up beekeeping.

 

This Week’s Events: Neddles, GLB 35th, Greek Festival, Strawbery Fest, Silverado Dinner, Taste of the Nation, Noshbow

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Monday — Allagash is releasing Neddles, a sour brown aged in rum barrels from New England Distilling.

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

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear is celebrating their 35th Anniversary, and it’s the first day of the Greek Heritage Festival.

Friday — the Greek Heritage Festival continues.

Saturday — the 6th Annual Strawberry Festival is taking place in Cape Elizabeth, Rosemont is hosting a Silverado Wine Dinner, it’s the last day of the Greek Heritage Festival, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — the Taste of the Nation is being held in Fort Williams Park, Portland Pancake Day and Noshbow are taking place, and Wine Wise running a Loire Valley wine sail.

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.

Standard Baking Open House

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Standard Baking will be holding an open house and behind the scenes tours tomorrow 11-2 as part of their participation in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 4th Annual International Bakery Open House.

Special Panamanian/Gesha Coffee Tasting

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

speckledax_logoSpeckled Ax will be holding an exciting Panamanian/Gesha coffee tasting this Sunday 7pm at their store on Congress Street.

[W]e will be holding a cupping of 25 samples–give or take–from the upcoming best of panama coffee auction. Most of them will be of the gesha varietal, made famous when it was (re)discovered at Hacienda la Esmeralda over a decade ago, and infamous by Michaela Weissman in her 2008 book, “God in a Cup.” These coffees are, quite literally, some of the best (and most expensive) coffees in the world. Even the samples were pricey. Some of these coffees will sell at auction for upwards of $150 per pound. The chance to taste all of them side by side is pretty extraordinary.

Tickets (there are only 10 available) are $20 each. Call (207-660-3333) or visit Speckled Ax (567 Congress St) to reserve a spot.

This Week’s Events: Start-up & Create, Miyake Pig Roast, Vignola Wine Dinner

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tuesday — there will be a panel discussion on Marine Innovation at Maine Start-up and Create Week (MSCW), and the local foods networking breakfast is taking place at Local Sprouts.

Wednesday — there will be a panel discussion on Scaling a Specialty Food Company at MSCW, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayVignola/Cinque Terre is hosting a wine dinner, there will be a panel discussion Innovating with Sustainable Food at MSCW, The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Bunker Brewing, and there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House and a beer tasting at the Bier Cellar.

Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Miyake is holding a pig roast at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.

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: Restaurant Impossible, Portland’s Seafood Industry, Sip & See, Smuttfest

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Wednesday — Restaurant Impossible will be unveiling the re-imagined Uncle Andy’s at 7pm, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — GMRI is hosting a session on Portland’s Evolving Seafood Industry.

Friday — it’s the first day of the Scarborough kitchen tour, Sip & See.

Saturday — Novare Res is holding the 2014 SmuttFest, it’s the 2nd day of Sip & See, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Start-up and Create Week — An exciting event called Maine Start-up and Create Week is taking place June 12-20. There will speakers and panel discussion in addition to a number related events. Three of the presentation involve the food industry: Marine Innovation, Scaling a Specialty Food Company, and Innovation with Sustainable Foods. For a full schedule and to register for the conference visit, mainestartupandcreateweek.com/schedule.

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.

Flanagan’s Table Photos: Hugo’s

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Knack Factory has published a very nice set of photos from last weekend’s dinner by Hugo’s at Flanagan’s Table.

The dinner featured smoked sablefish, cassoulet, a surf and turf of octopus and pork shoulder, a spit roasted pig and a dessert of sorrel ice cream, asparagus and rhubarb.

50 State Filipine Pop-up Dinner

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The SALO Project will be serving a Filipino pop-up dinner this Sunday in Portland. Chef Yana Gilbuena is taking SALO on the road to prepare a pop-up in all 50 states. Tickets are $50 and the dinner is taking place in a private residence in the East End.

Coffee House Tour: CBD, Bard, Speckled Axe, Tandem

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Root has published a report from the coffee house tour I led this past weekend in collaboration with The Maine Brew Bus.

During the tour we visited Coffee by Design, Bard Coffee, Speckled Axe and Tandem Coffee Roasters. We learned about coffee importing and roasting, cross compared brewing methods, got trained on the cupping process, and as you might expect drank a vast amount of caffeine. If that all sounds fun to you then you’re in luck as we’re likely to schedule a repeat performance this Fall. Stay tuned.