This Week’s Events: Peter Weygandt at Caiola’s, Sake Tasting, Smuttfest 2012, Taste of the Nation

Wednesday — the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — esteemed wine importer Peter Weygandt is collaborating with Caiola’s on a 6-course wine dinner ($70pp, 772-1110), Miyake is holding a sake tasting, there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House, and a wine tasting at Aurora Provisions, and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Founders Brewing.

Saturday — Novare Res is holding the 2012 Smuttfest celebrating Smuttynose Brewing by offering 25 of their beers on tap, RSVP is having a Founders Brewing beer tasting and the Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place.

Taste of the Nation — looking out a couple weeks, the Taste of the Nation fundraiser to fight hunger in Maine is taking place on June 24 on Great Diamond Island. Many of Portland’s best restaurants are participating. You can learn more and buy tickets online at Share Our Strength website.

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.

6 comments on “This Week’s Events: Peter Weygandt at Caiola’s, Sake Tasting, Smuttfest 2012, Taste of the Nation

  1. I had read before that the Phase II of the Jordan’s meat project (Sebago brewing/hampton Inn) was going to have a grocery store that was going to make the neighbors very happy. In the new planning board backup material it states

    “The middle street retail units are expected to be occupied by a multi-department “urban grocer” with a health food/prepared foods and take-out component”

    I asked somebody at Rosemont if it was them and they said no. Can’t be whole foods or trader joes( I don’t think).

    Any ideas?

    1. My first guess is that they’ve designated the space for a grocery but don’t yet have a specific vendor who’s committed to the project. Then again perhaps Shaws or Hannaford are planning a mini-store at that location.

  2. No, it was intended for multi retail stores
    But they got the interest of a grocer which
    Is taking up all the spots. Info will probably
    Leak today as there is the planning board/neighborhood
    Walk through on India later today

    Also read sussman wants to put a restaurant in the
    Condo development he’s building on Hampshire
    Street but neighbors are weary due to no parking

    That whole area will look so different in a year or two

  3. Neither Shaws nor Hannaford does boutique sized stores as that’s not their model. Same holds true for Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s which suggests someone locally might be involved.

  4. True cat. It pretty much has to be
    Rosemont from the description

    Do we have any other grocery/prepared food
    Places in southern Maine that fit that?

  5. Could it be the folks who tried to open a market near Scratch Baking? Or perhaps an expansion of one of the locally owned natural food stores in the market?

    It’d be my guess that John Naylor ain’t going to announce anything publicly even if it is him at this point.

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