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VNE Food Events Calendar - 2019


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Dinner

Sam Adams Beer Dinner

Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019 Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar, 1 Sayers Wharf Newport, RI

A brewmaster from Sam Adams guides guests through a selection of beers paired with a distinct menu prepared by the Mooring chefs for this occasion. Reservations are required by calling 01-846-2260. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival

February Tavern Dinner with Jason Miller

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road York, ME

Chef Jason Miller of First Hill and York 54, returns to Old York to cook up a Winter feast in Jefferds Tavern. His hearty meals are prepared over Old York's traditional hearth. This event is BYOB. Reservations required.

Festivals

Boston Harbor Hotel Wine Festival 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA

The Boston Wine Festival presents a lineup of intimate winemaker hosted dinners, seminars and receptions from January through March. It is the longest running food and wine festival in the nation. Featured events are Grand Opening Reception, the Valentine Champagne Dinner Dance, and the Valentine's Jazz Brunch. Receptions are walk-about events presenting 40 wines of a particular theme; dinners are four-course dinners hosted by a winemaker or winery owner; Seminars are themed, on topics like barrel samples, vertical tastings, horizontal tastings and blends. See the festival calendar for details about events. Hurry; many events sell out early.

Food, Wine, Beer

Farm to Vine Dinner at Newport Vineyards

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI

Enjoy an evening dining with makers of wine and beer at Newport Vineyards. Join a behind-the-scenes brewery with brewmaster John Nunes and brewer Kevin Beachem, followed by an in-depth tour of winery with George Chelf, ending with peek inside the kitchen with Executive Chef Andy Teixeira. Indulge in a wine and beer tasting, then dine with our makers and farmers for a multi-course dinner from Wishing Stone Farm, Simmons Organic Farm, Hopkins Southdowns and Wild Atlantic Scallops. There is limited space at the exclusive experience.

Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off

Feb 28, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 Sea Dog Brewing Co., 125 Western Avenue South Portland, ME

A friendly but fierce competition for the title Maine's Best Breakfast. Taste it all and vote for your favorites. All proceeds benefit Preble Street. This is an event of Maine Restaurant Week 2019.

Historic

Hearthside Dinners at Remick Country Doctors Museum

Nov 17, 2018 - Mar 16, 2019 Remick Country Doctors Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamworth, NH

The feel of a bygone era fills the cozy hearth room during hearthside dinners, where guests may help prepare a meal over and open hearth, and then enjoy it together. Museum Interpreters guiding guests through the operations of a 19th-century kitchen. Guests may bring wine and beer for dinner. Hearthside Dinners are informal, lively and fun. Also private dinners may be scheduled. Call 603-323-5115. Dates:
November 17 (reservations close November 9); January 19, 2019 (reservations close January 11); February 23, 2019 (Reservations close February 15); March 16, 2019 (Reservations close March 8).

Tastings

Crave

Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Coffee By Design, 1 Diamond Street Portland, ME

Everything is served along with a coffee cocktail, coffee beer and coffees and classic blends. Taste it all, help pick the tastiest, and send someone home with a great prize and bragging rights as the 2019 Champion of Crave! For guests age 21 and older. This is an event of Maine Restaurant Week 2019.

Southern Vermont Winter Homebrew Festival 2019

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 Downtown historic district Bennington, VT

Come enjoy scores of unique styles of home brewed beer, cider, wine, and mead. Unlimited beverage and food sampling. Also, area restaurants will serve their best chicken wings for the chance to be crowned "Best Regional Wings."

Southern Vermont Winter Homebrew Festival

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 LaFlamme’s Building, 239 West Main Street Bennington, VT

The festival has invited the area’s top home brewers asking them to bring their very best home brewed beer, cider, mead, and wine. Restaurants will submit their best chicken wings. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Last year the event sold out within 30 minutes of the doors opening. Vendors will be selling hops, books on brewing, chocolates, hot sauces, and more.

Spirit Quest

Mar 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 TBA Portland, ME

This is a traveling cocktail and paired bite tasting tour. On the day of the event, we'll check your ID, give you a wristband and a map and send you on your Quest to nearby restaurants and bars. At each stop you'll be greeted by great people and treated to a sip and a bite. This is an event of Maine Restaurant Week.

BrewFest Part 2

Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 Meeting House, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, 4323 Vermont Route 108 South Jeffersonville, VT

Sample craft beers, ciders, and regional favorites, plus ciders. A DJ will be making music and Mountain Grille presents a tasty appetizer buffet, munchies and prizes. For guests age 21 and older. Tickets are available at the door.