This Week’s Events: CBD, Maine Restaurant Week, Cajun Cookin’, Food History

All WeekMaine Restaurant Week continues.

Tuesday — it’s opening day at CBD’s new coffee shop in East Bayside, Gary Libby will be giving a talk about the history of the history of Chinese restaurants in Portland, the 19th Annual WMPG Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge is taking place, Vinland is hosting a natural wine dinner with importer Zev Rovine, and Maine Restaurant Week is holding a pancake flipping race.

WednesdayAllagash and Rosemont are collaborating on a beer dinner which will feature unusual beers from Allagash and behind the scenes tour.

Thursday — Food historian Sandy Oliver will be giving a talk at the Maine Historical Society.

Friday — the opening night reception for From Chop Suey to Washington Pie: Maine Menus is taking place.

Saturday — Vena’s Fizz House is teaching a bitters workshop, there will be a wine tasting at Browne Trading and the Winter Farmers Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory on Anderson Street.

Sunday — The MRW Cocktail and Dessert  Competition is taking place.

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.