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.

This Week’s Events

The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place on Monday. There are a pair of events for beer fans taking place on Tuesday. Novare Res is holding a Trappist beer tasting and Bar Lola is holding a beer dinner. There will be a wine tasting at RSVP on Wednesday and a wine and cheese tasting at Public Market House on Thursday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Cape Ann Brewing. Thursday through Saturday there’s a pre fixe truffle dinner on the menu at Cinque Terre. The last regularly scheduled Farmers’ Markets of the year are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

This Week’s Events

The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place on Monday. Wednesday Rabelais and Evangeline and joining forces to celebrate the book The Widow Clicquot; they’ll be holding a joint book signing and champagne dinner at Evangeline. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Andrews Brewing. There will be a wine tasting at West End Grocery on Friday. Also on Friday, the Foreside Tavern is offering a special lobster menu. A class in Italian gluten-free cooking is taking place Saturday in Falmouth. Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.