This Week’s Events: Beard Awards, Cambodian Cooking Class, Allagash/Cultivating Community, Full Plates Full Potential, Lamb Jam

Monday – the James Beard Awards Gala is taking place in Chicago. Chefs Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley from Eventide are co-nominees for Best Chef: Northeast, and Rob Tod from Allagash is a nominee in the category of Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional. Portland Food Map will be onsite at the Lyric Opera House to report on the outcome.

Tuesday – there will be a rosé wine tasting at the Other Side Deli on Veranda Street.

Wednesday – it’s the opening day of the Monument Square Farmers’ Market.

Friday – Oxbow will be hosting Bob’s Clam Hut from Kittery, and there will be a wine tasting at the Rosemont Market in the West End.

Saturday – Immigrant Kitchens is teaching a Cambodian cooking class, Allagash is partnering with eight local restaurants to through a benefit for the Cultivating Community, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayFlanagan’s Table is hosting a sold out benefit for Full Plates Full Potential, and Lars Taylor from The Honey Paw and Pliny Reynolds from Terlingua will be competing in a BBQ Lamb Jam in Cambridge.

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.