Food + Farm 2009

foodfarmThis year’s Food+Farm is taking place May 8-10. It looks like a really good program.

Tickets for the Ted Ames, Bryant Terry and Food Inc. are on now sale.

This Week’s Events

Micucci’s Stephen Lanzalotta is holding another of his Piatto per Tutti cooking  classes on Monday. The first of a two-part MF&WA’s class on beer, wine, mead and spirits is taking place on Tuesday night at the Bar of Chocolate Cafe. There’s a wine tasting at RSVP on Wednesday and a mead tasting at the Public Market House on Thursday. Also on Thursday The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beers from Shipyard Brewing. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Silly's Review

Silly’s received 3 stars from the Taste & Tell column in today’s Maine Sunday Telegram.

Much more fun to eat was the lamb dish called Mythos ($13.95), with a generous heap – and every plate is generously heaped – of browned lamb on top of tender couscous and not-so-tender chunks of zucchini, red and green peppers, and broccoli. Thick dill yogurt sauce provided its traditional cool presence beside the savory meat.

Flatbread Review

Mitten Machen has reviewed the vegan fare at Flatbread Company.

On the chickpea scale of vegan-friendliness, I’m giving Flatbread Company two and a half chickpeas…It’s an excellent restaurant, and I eat there whenever I get a chance, but if I lived in Portland I’d get tired of the limited vegan choices. Because they advertise as earth and community-friendly, I’m holding them to a higher standard than I would your typical pizza joint.

April Bollard

The April issue of The Bollard is now out. The new issue includes another installment in the Land of the Forgotten Cocktails series and a Breakfast Serial review of Kath’s Cafe and Catering on Brighton Ave.

I was a fan of the Blue House Café, and our family quietly mourned its passing…But Kath and Tim have done an admirable job maintaining the comfortable atmosphere and high standards that will keep us coming back.

Salt Exchange & Danforth Inn

A new restaurant, The Salt Exchange,  is being planned for 245 Commercial Street. The restaurant plans on serving ” a small plate menu…in a casual/upscale setting with an open kitchen concept”. A sample menu can be seen on page 125 of the agenda for the April 6 meeting of the City Council.

The Danforth Inn is also planning to open a “small restaurants available to our guests and other patrons”. A sample menu can be seen on page 103 of the agenda. Appetizers, salads, cheese and desserts predominate.