This Week’s Events: El Rayo Farm Dinner, Cider at Novare Res, Standard Bakery Tours, 188 Freedom Farm Dinner, Harvest in the Hood

Monday — the first day of Petite Jacqueline’s Le Semaine du Gout as “a celebration of dinning, agriculture and education”. Each night Monday through Friday “will feature a different culinary theme and create a 3-course prix fixe menu”.

Tuesday — Local Sprouts is hosting a Local Foods Networking Breakfast.

WednesdayEl Rayo is offering a prix fixe dinner to showcase the farms they work with, Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz will be at El Rayo to sign copies of their new book Portland Maine Chef’s Table, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Great Lost Bear is showcasing beers from Peaks Organic.

Friday — Novare Res is featuring 30+ ciders from North America and Europe as well as a selection of pumpkin ales, Rosemont on Brighton is holding a wine tasting.

Saturday — As part of Bread Bakers Guild of America Bakery Open House Standard Baking will be giving behind the scenes tours, Local 188 is organizing a 5-course dinner at Freedom Farm as a benefit for the Portland Farmers Market, author David Buchanan will be holding a book signing for Taste, Memory at his farm in Cape Elizabeth, Sea Change is teaching a seafood cooking class, a Harvest Festival to benefit Broadturn Farm’s Long Barn Educational Initiative is taking place, a wine tasting is taking place at Browne Trading, and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — Rosemont Market is gathering East Ender, Local Sprouts, Flatbread, Bunker Brewing, Devenish Wines and UFF for the Harvest in the Hood street party. The founders of Blue Bottle will be at Tandem Coffee for a book signing.

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.