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.

The Front Room

Type A Diversions has reviewed The Front Room.

“While the comfort food-inspired cuisine is rather ho-hum at the Front Room, I can certainly understand the restaurant’s popularity. It’s the kind of neighborhood restaurant you can go and be completely comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the food quality is consistent, and the prices can’t be beat.”