This Week’s Events: Cong Tu Bot, Apres Ski, Valentine’s Day, Sweetgrass Tasting Room, Joshua Berstein

Tuesday the local chapter of American Sommelier is teaching a sparkling wine class. Rosemont, Tandem and Con Tu Bot (twitter, instagram) are teaming up on a Vietnamese bar night.

WednesdayBlack Tie is teaching a cooking class.

Thursday — the Hunt & Alpine Club is hosting a Bols Genever Apres Ski Night, and a chocolate/wine/cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Valentine’s Day — nearly every restaurant in town will be open for Valentine’s Day., many offering fixed price special dinners.  Call your favorite spot asap to make reservations. Here’s a list of venues that are planning something a little different:

  • Allagash Brewing, 4 rare beers (Old HLT, Midnight Brett, Mattina Rosa, and Red Howes) and chocolate from La Creme Chocolate and Haven’s Candies, 4 – 7.
  • Bier Cellar will be holding a Port/Madeira tasting, 5:30 – 7:30.
  • Flanagan’s Table will be hosting a dinner prepared by chef Erin French from The Lost Kitchen, 6 – 10.
  • Novare Res is collaborating with Sweet Marguerite’s to serves a set of beer and chocolate pairings.
  • Rising Tide is working with with truffles from La Créme Chocolat, there will be chair massages and supplies to make Valentine’s Day cards, noon – 5.
  • Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery is opening their new tasting room at 324 Fore St, noon – 8.

Saturday — author Josua Bernstein, will be on a Maine Brew Bus tour and then at Rising Tide for a book signing, and the Winter Farmers Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory on Anderson Street.

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.