Wednesday — Aurora Provisions and Old Port Wine Merchants are both hosting wine tastings, there will be a beer tasting at the West End Deli, Browne Trading and Havana South are working together on a wine event, Wine Wise is exploring Reislings and Black Tie Bistro is teaching a cooking class.
Thursday — there will be wine tastings at Browne Trading and Leavitt & Sons, and a beer and cheese tasting at the Public Market House. The Great Lost Bear will showcase 12 Christmas beers.
Friday — Rosemont Market is holding a wine tasting, and according to the Munjoy Hill News, Otto’s new location in the old North Star should be in full operation by Friday.
Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.
Christmas Eve — El Rayo, Five Fifty-Five, The Corner Room, The Front Room, The Grill Room and Vignola are all planning on being open Christmas Eve. Cinque Terre is also open on Christmas Eve when they’ll be holding their annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner, 4-8, $65 per person.
Christmas Day — A select few restaurants are planning to be open on Christmas Day with special holiday-themed menus: Haraseeket Inn in Freeport, Twenty Milk Street at the Regency in Portland and the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth.
New Year’s Eve — Bar Lola, BiBo’s, Bresca, Bull Feeney’s, Cinque Terre, David’s, Five Fifty-Five, Figa, Frog & Turtle, Grace, Havana South, Local 188, Old Port Sea Grill, Paciarino, Sonny’s, Sea Glass Restaurant, Season’s Grille, The Grill Room, The Salt Exchange, Vignola and Zackery’s will all be open New Year’s Eve.
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.