There’s a lot going on this week:
Monday — Stephen Lanzalotta is teaching a Piatto per Tutti cooking class.
Tuesday — WMPG is holding their 15th Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration and Cajun Cookin’ Challenge, newcomer Po’Boys & Pickles is slated to participate. Katahdin is scheduled to reopen at their new location at 27 Forest Ave.
Wednesday — there will be a wine tasting at RSVP in the afternoon and in the evening Sapporo is hosting an educational program and dinner featuring the sake of Ichishima Shuzo.
Thursday — David Kleban from Maine Beer Company will be at the Great Lost Bear pouring a special high hop version of Spring Peeper Ale, there’s a wine tasting at Browne Trading, The Cheese Iron is teaching a class on artisanal Spanish cheeses, chefs Kaldrovich and Larry Matthews are collaborating on a benefit dinner for Haiti relief and the 5th Annual Dine Around the World is taking place at the Holiday Inn.
Sunday —Portland area restaurants will be competing in the 16th Annual Great Chili and Chowder Challenge.
And there are incredible number of Valentine themed events:
Skip Dinner — and go straight to dessert. Bresca is offering a 3-course all dessert option on Sunday for $16 per person.
Chocolate & Beer — Novare Res is offering a set of 8 chocolate and beer pairings featuring chocolates from Sweet Marguerites.
Chocolat — the Food Film Series which will be featuring food from Aurora Provisions and a showing of the movie Chocolat staring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Dinners — if a special Valentine’s Day dinner is what your after then there are plenty to choose from: 157 Cafe at the Eastland, Bar Lola, Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe, Cinque Terre, Emilitsa, Frog and Turtle, Evangeline, Five Fifty-Five, Grace, Hugo’s, Inn on Peaks Island, Miyake, Sea Glass Restaurant at the Inn by the Sea, The Salt Exchange, Vignola.
Other Restaurants — if you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed then give them a call. Some restaurants that aren’t usually open on Sunday night will be on Valentine’s Day with their regular menu.
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.