This Week’s Events: Veranda Market, Bar Lola, Zev Rovine, Holiday Hulabaloo, Pocket Brunch, Step up to the Plate

MondayVeranda Asian Market is holding their grand opening at noon. Read this article from Maine a la Carte to learn more. In the evening Bar Lola is hosting a sold out cocktail event featuring New England Distilling.

Tuesday — natural wine expert Zev Rovine will be at the Bier Cellar for a tasting organized by Ned Swain from Devenish Wines.

Wednesday — Zev Rovine will be the special guest for a natural wines dinner at Bresca.

Thursday — The Great Lost Bear will be showcasing Andrews Brewing, Nosh will be showcasing beers from Chimay, and there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Public Market House.

Friday — a wine tasting is taking place at Rosemont Market and a cocktail tasting/open house at Portland Trading Company.

Saturday —there will be a wine tasting at Browne Trading, it’s the first day of a pork butchering workshop, Rosemont Produce is hosting their Holiday Hulabaloo, and the Winter Farmers Market is taking place.

Sunday — a sold out Pocket Brunch featuring guest chef Joe Ricchio is taking place, the Portland Food Co-op is holding a food swap, and Rabelais in conjunction with SPACE Gallery are screening the movie Step up to the Plate.

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.