The annual Great Chilli & Chowder Challenge has been cancelled by it’s organizers in favor of planning a Family Expo.
There have been a couple last minute additions to this week’s event calendar. On Friday, Rabelais is hosting a photography exhibit called Island Sheep by local food photographer Russell French; and on Saturday, the East End Shops Holiday Stroll is taking place.
This Week’s Events
The Northeast Aquaculture Conference is taking place at the Eastland Park Hotel Wednesday through Friday. On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is being held. Wednesday there is a chocolate tasting at Whole Foods. Whole Foods is also teaching a sushi making class on Thursday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Shipyard Brewing. There are wine tastings scheduled this week at West End Deli on Friday and Leroux Kitchen on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.
Turkey Day Dinner Options
Forgot to defrost the turkey or burnt it to a crisp or just don’t wan’t to cook? You have a few options for going out for a Thanksgiving dinner. In Portland, Eve’s at the Garden, Zackery’s and Verrillo’s are all serving turkey dinners. The Black Point Inn in Scarborough and the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth are also offering Thanksgiving dinners.
This Week's Events
On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Wednesday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Allagash Brewing. Both Eve’s and Verillo’s are open for special Thanksgiving Day dinners. Next Sunday, knife maker Adam Simha will be at Rabelais Books for a demonstration of his work. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.
More Bizarre Foods
For those of you still hankering for more Bizarre Foods or Deathmatch news you’re in luck. Plating Up the official blog of Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine has posted some observations on the show and johnnyd has a item on the eGullet forums (scroll to the bottom of the page) with details on “presentations that were left on the cutting-room floor”.
Portland's Sardine Industry
There’s a last minute addtion to the calendar for tonight. The South Portland Historical Society will host a program called “The Sardine Industry of Portland and South Portland in the 1900s.” They’ll be showing a documentary film and then will have an open discussion “among participants who either worked in, or lived near, the local sardine factories”. The event takes place at the South Portland City Hall tonight at 6:30.
This Week’s Events
Gabe Rucker, Chef at Le Pigeon in the other Portland, is cooking a 7 course meal at Five Fifty-Five with Steve Corry Monday night. Also on Monday the Slow Food Portland Book Club is meeting to discuss Molecular Gastronomy, and the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. On Tuesday Bar Lola is holding a Rioja Wine Dinner and Evangeline is holding a Harvest Dinner. Tuesday night is the premiere of the Maine episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. There are four wine tastings scheduled this week: Old Port Wine Merchants on Wednesday, Leavitt and Sons on Thursday, Rosemont on Friday, and Kitchen & Cork on Saturday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Long Tail Brewing. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.
8th Annual Potato Dinner
This Sunday Hugo’s is holding their 8th Annual Potato Dinner, a 7 course meal featuring Maine grown potatos and other root vegetables.
Portland Psst! has a nice summary of the recent press on the Maine episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern that is scheduled to air next week on Tuesday night.