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 19 – Oga Suya is serving up a menu of Nigerian food at a pop-up taking place at Apres.
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, and the Thirsty Pig is hosting a Sand Hill Bagel pop-up.
April 21-30 – Maine Seaweed Week is taking place; visit seaweedweek.org for information on related events and participating restaurants.
April 22/23 – Magno Terra Cafe (instagram) is holding their grand opening, 8 am – 3 pm. They’re located in the Garmin Build in Yarmouth.
April 24 – Crispy Gai sous chef Amadeus Florendo will be holding a pop-up dinner serving contemporary Filipino cuisine.
April 24-27 – The National Seaweed Symposium will be taking place in Portland.
April 26 – It’s the first day of the summer Portland Farmers’ Market. The market was founded in 1768. If our math is correct that makes 2023 its 255th year in operation.
April 28 – Salli Wason of Rosanna’s Ice Cream will be holding a monthly pop-up at Two Fat Cats in South Portland. The ice cream will be available by the pint, scoop or a la mode. This months flavor will be Strawberry Oreo.
April 30 – The Casco Bay chapter of the American Culinary Foundation is holding their annual gala.
May 1 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class, and the Garden Bar (instagram) is scheduled to open in Biddeford.
May 7 – Crispy Gai is holding a 5-course dinner in collaboration with chefs from Norimoto, Pho Huong, Little Brother Chinese, Golden Wat, Frying Dutchman, Thai Esaan, and Mitr. A special cocktail menu featuring Golden Wat Cognac will be available.
May 8 – Bar Futo is holding an 8-course dinner in collaboration with chefs Tracy Chang from Pagu; Christine Lau from The CLAU Group; Tim Ma from Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate, Lucky Danger, and Chase the Submarine; Shuai Wang from Jackrabbit Filly and King BBQ; Sang Lee from Sushi Sang Lee, and Nikhil Naiker.
May 11 – The film City of Servers will premiere at the Maine Mayhem Film Festival taking place at the Nickelodeon.
May 12 – The Daily Grind and The Sinful Kitchen/Pig Kahuna are holding a pig roast as a benefit for Brea Lu. The Westbrook cafe recently suffered a fire at the construction site for their new location.
May 17/18 – Percy’s and Disco Jalisco are teaming up to produce a pair of dinner.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
May 30 – GMRI is leading an Alewife Migration Walk at the Mill Brook Preserve.
June 5 – The James Beard Awards ceremony will take place. Nezinscot Farm will receive an American Classics award and The Quarry in Monson will learn if they have won in the Outstanding Hospitality category.
June 11 – Big Tree Hospitality is holding a farm to table dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Maine Open Farm Day is taking place.
August 23 – An Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm with guest chef Neil Zabriskie from Regards.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
September 24 – The Saltyard is holding a cocktail brunch at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport.
September 30 – Tender Table is holding their 3rd annual food and art fair in Congress Square Park.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day is taking place.
November 5 – Chaval is holding a late harvest dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport.