This Week’s Events: Cajun Challenge, Valentines, JBF Semifinalists, Flavors of Freeport, ProStart Invitational, Empanada Club

Tuesday – the 23rd Annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge is taking place.

Wednesday – it’s Valentines Day.

Thursday – The James Beard Foundation will release the long list of semi-final nominees for this year’s chef and restaurant awards – check back midday to see if your favorites made the cut . Highroller, Eaux and Lone Pine are teaming up on a Mardi Gras menu, and there will be a wine tasting at the new Bow Street on Forest Ave.

Friday – It’s the first day of the Flavors of Freeport, and there will be a wine tasting at the Rosemont in the West End.

Saturday – The MRA is holding the Maine ProStart Invitational, and the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – The Bramhall is hosting the Empanada Club, and Foley’s is holding a baking class.

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.