This Week’s Events: German Wine Dinner, Christmas, Ada’s, NYE List

Monday – Evo is holding a German wine dinner.

Wednesday – it’s Christmas.

FridayAda’s is scheduled to open their new restaurant in Portland.

Saturday – the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

New Year’s Eve – Here’s the growing list of options for New Year’s Eve. If you know of any restaurants that have something special planned for NYE, please share the details in the comments and I’ll add them.

  • Boone’s – Boone’s is serving a special NYE menu.
  • Central Provisions – 6-course dinner, $150.
  • Drifters Wife – 5-course dinner, $55.
  • Evo – 6-course, $110.
  • Five Fifty-Five – 4-course menu, $90; 7-course menu, $125.
  • Flood’s – open with an augmented menu until 10, followed by a dance party 10-1.
  • Hugo’s – 8-course dinner, $90 per person.
  • Isa – prix fixe menu, $65.
  • Leeward x Little Giant – Chefs from Little Giant and Leeward are collaborating on the menu, $65. You can make reservations through Little Giant.
  • Sur Lie – 4-course dinner, $45.
  • Union – 3-course dinner, $89.
  • Vinland – 6-course dinner, $95.

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.

New Year’s Eve 2019 (Updated)

It’s coming together a little later than usual, but here’s a down payment on the New Year’s Eve list. If you know of any restaurants that have something special planned for NYE, please share the details in the comments and I’ll add them to the growing list.

This Week’s Events: Holiday Dinner, Erin French, Mixology Class, Gibson Dinners

MondayLorne and Elda are collaborating on a 5-course holiday dinner with wine, beer and cider pairings.

Wednesday – the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting Erin French from The Lost Kitchen for an on stage conversation at Aura.

Thursday – Bartender Crystal Pomerleau will be teaching a mixology class at Three of Strong.

Saturday – the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Judy Gibson Pop-upsChris Wilcox, the chef who is launching Judy Gibson in South Portland, has announced the details for a series of three pop-up dinners taking place January 2, 3, and 4 at Hugo’s. You can see the menu for each night on the Judy Gibson website. To make your reservations, email Wilcox at info@judygibsonrestaurant.com.

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.

Bar Madness Cocktail Competition

The Old Port Sea Grill is organizing Bar Madness—a cocktail competition among Maine bartenders. The bartender with the top cocktail wins an “all-expense paid trip for 2 to Chicago to experience a 7-Course Tasting Experience with cocktail pairings in the kitchen of The Aviary.”

For more details on how to compete or follow along with the fun visit the Bar Madness website or instagram account.

This Week’s Events: Oxbowzakaya, Cocktail for a Cause

Tuesday – The 8th Annual Oxbowzakaya is taking place at Pai Men Miyake.

Wednesday – Evo is hosting Cocktail for a Cause as a benefit for the Animal Refuge League, and Luke’s is marking the opening of scallop season with a special “meet the fleet” scallop tasting event.

Thursday – Authors Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz will be speaking at the Jewish Community Alliance about their book The New Portland, Maine Chef’s Table.

Saturday – the Winter 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.

Sam Sifton to Speak in Portland

Mark your calendars: tickets go on sale January 1st for a Maine Voices interview with the NY Times food editor Sam Sifton this March in Portland.

According to the announcement, Sifton has “a deep love for our food heritage has grown out of his yearly visits…spending summers on Bailey and Ragged Islands in Casco Bay since his childhood”.

This Week’s Events: Danilo Marcucci, Winter Farmers’ Market, Figgy DiBenedetto, Erin French

Wednesday – Old Port Wine Merchants is holding their Twelve Wines of Christmas Wine Tasting.

Friday – Italian natural winemaker Danilo Marcucci will be at Vinland for a 5-course wine dinner.

Saturday – the fist Winter Farmers’ Market of the season is taking place; the market is being held at 631 Stevens Ave, 9am – 1pm. Chef Figgy DiBenedetto will give a talk at the Print Bookstore.

Erin French – Erin French, chef/owner of The Lost Kitchen will be in Portland on December 18th on stage at Aura for a conversation with Chamber CEO Quincy Hentzel “about the journey of creating The Lost Kitchen, the many talented hands involved, and why we feel such a pull toward the lifestyle of genuine human connection that The Lost Kitchen provides.” Online Registration.

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

Wednesday – the last Monument Square Farmers’ Market of the year is taking place. The Winter Farmers’ Market is scheduled to start-up on Saturday December 7, 9am – 1pm at 631 Stevens Ave.

Thursday – it’s Thanksgiving.

Beekeeping Classes – the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering two beginner beekeeping courses in the new year starting in January and in February.

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: Anoche, Last Call, Von Trapp

Monday – Anoche (websiteinstagram) opens today at 4 pm. Last Call author Brad Thomas Parsons will be at the Portland Hunt and Alpine Club for a book signing and cocktail party.

Wednesday – Evo is serving a 3-course Austrian inspired menu paired with Von Trapp Beers for $50, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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.

This Week’s Events: Ada’s, Non-Alcoholic Beer Dinner, Cider 101 Class

Monday – Little Giant is hosting an Ada’s pop-up dinner, and Solo Italiano is holding a sold out Pig Roast in conjunction with Gradis’ Cuitta.

Tuesday – there will be an Italian wine dinner at Tipo.

Wednesday – a 5-course dinner with non-alcoholic beer pairings in collaboration with the Athletic Brewing Co is taking place at Little Giant, and  the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Porthole and Evo are both holding wine dinners, there will be a Trillium Beer dinner at Hugo’s, and there will be a whiskey blending workshop at New England Distilling.

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

Sunday – The Righteous Russet (aka Sean Turley) will be teaching a Cider 101 class at Lorne Wines in Biddeford.

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.