March 27 – Batson River in Portland is hosting ChopTails bartender competition featuring Rob Roy from Primo, Jake Bosma from Cocktail Mary, LyAnna Sanabria from Papi, Sylvi Roy from Twelve, and Bailey White from The Danforth.
March 29 – the James Beard Foundation will release the list of nominees for this year’s awards. There are 11 semifinalists from Maine under consideration.
March 30 – Maps (instagram) on Market Street is scheduled to reopen after completing an extensive renovation.
April 3 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class.
April 4 – Roma is holding a Central Italian wine dinner.
April 12 – Evo is serving a 5-course Italian wine dinner.
April 13 – Room for Improvement (instagram) will be opening.
April 16 – Turamali will be serving two seatings of an 8-course Mexican dinner at the Knotted Apron (tickets go on sale on March 24th).
April 17 – there will be a meeting of the Portland Restaurant Sustainability Council.
April 18 – Avery Yale Kamila will be giving a talk on the 300 year history of vegetarianism in Maine in Buxton.
April 20 – The April Fun With Ferments meet-up is taking place at Mast Landing.
April 20-22 – chef Johnny Spero from the Michelin-starred Reverie in Washington DC will be serving a 9-course dinner at Hugo’s.
April 21 – The Good Food Awards will take place, there are 12 finalists from Maine in the running this year.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Open Farm Day.
August 23 – an Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm. Tickets go on sale March 20th.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day.