March 12-19 – Biddeford Restaurant Week is taking place.
March 13 – the Greeks of Peaks food truck is holding a pop-up at Hunt & Alpine.
March 15 – the new Puerto Rican-inspired bar and restaurant called Papi (website, facebook, instagram) is scheduled to open, and Meet on the Street is holding a pop-up at Amigo’s.
March 16 – importer Vinum will be taking over the wine list at Cong Tu Bot serving wine from Central and Southeastern Europe.
March 17 – the final Flanagan Farm Supper Club (tickets) is taking place in Buxton. The cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and multi-course dinner at being produced by Big Tree, the parent company of Eventide and The Honey Paw restaurants. Tacos La Poblanita is opening their new restaurant in Westbrook. Also, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day so check with you favorite bars and restaurants for holiday specials.
March 18 – Chris Toy is teaching a virtual cooking class to benefit the Oasis Free Clinic in Brunswick.
March 19 – Helm is holding a Prime Night dinner.
March 20 – the Seafood Innovation & Quality Summit is taking place in Portland.
March 22 – Josh Berry will be the guest chef for a Spanish wine dinner at the Maker’s Galley.
March 27 – Batson River in Portland is hosting ChopTails bartender competition featuring Rob Roy from Primo, Jake Bosma from Cocktail Mary, LyAnna Sanabria from Papi, Sylvi Roy from Twelve, and Bailey White from The Danforth.
March 29 – the James Beard Foundation will release the list of nominees for this year’s awards. There are 11 semifinalists from Maine under consideration.
April 3 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class.
April 18 – Avery Yale Kamila will be giving a talk on the 300 year history of vegetarianism in Maine in Buxton.
April 21 – The Good Food Awards will take place, there are 12 finalists from Maine in the running this year.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Open Farm Day.
August 23 – an Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm. Tickets go on sale March 20th.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day.