Truffle Shuffle

Bay Area truffle purveyor Truffle Shuffle (website, facebook, instagram) is coordinating with Maine Beer Company, and with chefs from a variety of restaurants to showcase their truffles:

  • Central Provisions
  • Chaval
  • Duckfat
  • Gross Confection Bar
  • Izakaya Minato
  • Mr. Tuna
  • Piccolo
  • The Highroller Lobster Co.
  • Tipo
  • the Bitter End in Wells

Chefs from participating restaurants will all feature truffle-based dishes on their menus this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Maine Beer Company’s pizza chef, Parker Auger, will have 2 “truffle-ized” items on the menu on Saturday and staff from Truffle Shuffle will be onsite to talk about their products.

Restaurants that want to join in should DM Truffle Shuffle on instagram.

This Week’s Events: Best Thing I Ever Ate, Book Signing, Welcome Feast, Full Plates Event

Monday – An episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate which includes Krista Kern Desjarlais from The Purple House will be airing on the Cooking Channel at 9 pm.

Tuesday – Print bookstore will be hosting the release party and book signing for the new edition of Portland Maine Chef’s Table.

Wednesday – there will be a South African wine tasting at the Old Port Wine Merchants, the July edition of the Tempo Welcome Feast is taking place, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – they’ll be a wine tasting at the Brighton Ave Rosemont, and a pop-up bar at Grace.

Saturday – the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – a Full Plates Full Potential event is taking place at Oxbow featuring food and drink by Oxbow, Duckfat, Chaval, Piccolo, Slab, The Honey Paw, Terlingua, Bob’s Clam Hut, O Oysters, Bresca & The Honey Bee, The Holy Donut.

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: Burger Night, Monte’s Opening, Yakitori Night, Chopped Re-Match

Monday – Flood’s and Oxbow are teaming up on a Burger Night taking place at Oxbow on Washington Ave.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – it’s the opening day for Monte’s Fine Foods (website, facebook, instagram). Monte’s plans to open at 9 am; they’re located at the corner of Washington and Ocean Avenues. Monte’s is owned by Steven Quattrucci and Neil Rouda. Former Little Bigs co-owner, Pamela Fitzpatrick Plunkett, has joined the staff to to manage their bakery operations. The West End Rosemont is holding a wine tasting. It’s the launch of the Yakitori Night at Duckfat Frites Shack.

Saturday – Evo is hosting a Chopped re-match between Evo’s chef Matt Ginn and his former competitor chef Airis Johnson. 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.

This Week’s Events: Black Dinah, Independence Day, Launch of Twist, Brewers Brunch

MondayBlack Dinah Chocolatiers will be opening their new location in the Westin/Eastland at 10 am.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – it the 4th of July! Head out to the Eastern Prom to listen to the Portland Symphony and watch the fireworks. While you’re walking up the hill stop by the corner of Merrill and Congress Streets to check-out Twist (instagram), a new ice cream food truck set to launch at 2 pm on Thursday.

Saturday – the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayMast Landing and Top of the East are collaborating on a 5-course Brewer’s Brunch.

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 Apple Camp 2019

Registration for the Maine Apple Camp is now open. MAC is a 3-day gathering of apple enthusiasts, orchardists and cider makers taking place at the Maine Heritage Orchard in Liberty, Maine on August 16-18.

The program includes a talk on the history of apples in Maine by John Bunker, a round table on wild apple foraging, a presentation on apple storytelling, a guided cider tasting, a meeting of Cider Club, and more.

You can see the full program and register for the event on the Maine Heritage Orchard site.

This Week’s Events: Wine, TempoArt, Greek Heritage Festival, Juicy Brews

Monday – there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire with Ismael Gozalo of MicroBio and Álvaro de la Viña.

Wednesday – Chris Deutsch from Belleville and Niky Watler and Martha Leonard of Maiz will be the guest chefs for a TempoArt dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – it’s the first day of the Greek Heritage Festival, and there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire with Georgian winemakers Beka Gotsadze and Zurab Mgvdliasvhili.

Friday – it’s the second day of the Greek Heritage Festival, and there will be a wine tasting at the Munjoy Hill Rosemont.

Saturday – Mast Landing and Hop Culture magazine are co-hosting the Juicy Brews festival, it’s the last day of the Greek Heritage Festival, chef Madison Butler is kicking off a promotional cross-country food tour by taking the Downeaster from Portland to Boston, 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.

This Week’s Events: Portland Wine Week, Great Lost Bear 40th, Raise The Dough

All Week Long – today is the opening day of 2nd Annual Portland Wine Week (websitefacebookinstagramtwitter). Over the next 7 days nearly 80 events will be taking place across the city. Wine dinners, panel discussions, special events with winemakers, wine tastings, a wine passpourt program, and even a wine barre class. This is a huge collaborative effort by restaurants, bars, wine shops with leadership and overall organization by Erica Archer from Wine Wise. See the PWW event calendar for all the details.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Great Lost Bear is holding a 40th Anniversary Bash.

Saturday – nearly a dozen bakeries are collaborating on a bake sale to raise funds for Portland’s Community Fund to benefit the new wave of asylum seekers arriving in the city. 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 Wine Week

Forbes has published an article about Portland Wine Week which is taking place next week, June 17 -23.

What sets Portland apart as a wine-lover’s destination? Portland restaurants lean towards small boutique wineries for their wine lists–wines that are not big volume production and that are really delicious and have a unique story to tell. [And] a healthy number of wine distributors who are very passionate about the wines in their portfolio. …. There’s also a lot of focus on increasing one’s own wine knowledge among restaurant hospitality professionals here, in order to help customers understand the wine lists and to understand it themselves.  

This Week’s Events: LB Kitchen, Tacos la Poblanita, Blake Orchard

Monday – The new LB Kitchen in West End is opening today. They’re open 8 am – 3 pm. LB Kitchen West is co-located with Good Medicine Collective in the former Outliers Eatery building at the corner of Brackett and York Streets.

Tuesday – a new food truck called Tacos la Poblanita is set to launch at Lone Pine Brewing on Anderson Street.

Wednesday – the new Forest Ave location of Blake Orchard (websiteinstagramfacebook) is scheduled to open at 561 Forest Ave, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – there will be a wine tasting at the Brighton Ave Rosemont.

Saturday – 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.