March 20 – the Seafood Innovation & Quality Summit is taking place in Portland, and chef Nikhil Naiker will be collaborating with Crispy Gai on a Fijian Indian pop-up dinner.
March 22 – Josh Berry will be the guest chef for a Spanish wine dinner at the Maker’s Galley.
March 24 – Full Turn is reopening. The new menu theme for the restaurant will be Italian Sunday Dinner.
March 26 – it’s Maine Maple Sunday. See the Maine Maple Producers Association website for a full list of events at maple syrup producers across the state.
March 27 – Batson River in Portland is hosting ChopTails bartender competition featuring Rob Roy from Primo, Jake Bosma from Cocktail Mary, LyAnna Sanabria from Papi, Sylvi Roy from Twelve, and Bailey White from The Danforth.
March 29 – the James Beard Foundation will release the list of nominees for this year’s awards. There are 11 semifinalists from Maine under consideration.
April 3 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class.
April 4 – Roma is holding a Central Italian wine dinner.
April 16 – Turamali will be serving two seatings of an 8-course Mexican dinner at the Knotted Apron (tickets go on sale on March 24th).
April 18 – Avery Yale Kamila will be giving a talk on the 300 year history of vegetarianism in Maine in Buxton.
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.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Open Farm Day.
August 23 – an Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm. Tickets go on sale March 20th.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day.