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WINE DINNER: Handley Cellars @ Otherside Diner

  • Otherside Diner 500 Washington Avenue Portland, ME, 04103 United States (map)

DETAILS:  Join us for a night of delicious food and wines from Handley Cellars. We will start off the night with a brand new sparkling rosé from the winery and meet Lulu McCllellan the daughter of Milla Handley. Followed by a 4 course dinner paired with the wonderful wines from Anderson Valley California. 

COST: $75 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  Purchase Tickets or email




Mezze Plate

Shrimp Mousse with Kataifi and Mastica Butter

Maine Crab Meatballs with Spicy Tomato and Feta

Local Squid Salad with Sweet Pea Hummus

Handley Pinot Gris



Grilled Rabbit Sausage with Tzatziki and Warm Yufka

Handley Estate Chardonnay



Lamb Kebob with Cous-Cous, Sultanas and Eggplant Puree

Handley Pinot Noir


Galaktoboureko with Orange and Honey Syrup

Handley Riesling

Pete and Jessica Sueltenfuss 

Pete Sueltenfuss cut his teeth cooking in and around Boston for more than a decade.  Restaurants such as Davio’s, Eat, Eastern Standard and Green Street helped Pete to identify a true passion for whole animal butchery and charcuterie.  Upon moving to Portland with his wife, Jessica, Sueltenfuss cooked at Fore Street and Miyake before eventually taking the helm at Grace.  In 2015 Pete and Jessica opened Other Side Delicatessen, becoming Portland’s source for locally sourced, hand made deli meats, charcuterie and a pretty killer sandwich board.  

Long before moving to Portland, Jessica Sueltenfuss was absorbing as much as possible about wine and service from some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Boston.  Leaving New England Culinary Institute with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management for No.9 Park, Jessica was on the fast track to an exciting career. From there, she took the lead role of Service Manager at Eastern Standard and led an award winning team of servers and bar tenders.  Leaving Boston for the greener pastures of Portland, Jessica worked as a server at Fore Street and led the team at Miyake before moving to focus on her passion for wine and represent Easterly Wines. 

The couples’ latest venture, Other Side Diner will open in April 2019 with friendly service and well-prepared American/Greek diner fare in an every day, neighborhood environment. 

Lulu McClellan will be here from Handley Cellars was founded in 1982 by her mom Milla.

Lulu is the younger of Milla Handley’s two daughters. She and her sister Megan grew up on the Handley Estate, riding the bus to the winery after school every day. When she was a child, the vineyard and gardens were Lulu’s playground. After graduating from Anderson Valley High School, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and worked part time at Chez Panisse. She loved being part of the food community but realized her place was in the country, working in the fields, so she traveled to Galicia, Spain, where she apprenticed in the cellar at Do Ferreiro Winery. There, she learned how to make and appreciate the Spanish varietal Albariño.

Upon her return from Spain, Lulu moved to Maine, seeking to learn, first-hand, old-world farming and homesteading skills. Since then she’s been apprenticing on diversified farms, learning to drive horses, work sheep with Border Collies, and survive harsh winters. She’s also been working with The Greenhorns, a grassroots non-profit organization of young farmers working to promote responsible small-scale farming and the communities that form around that lifestyle. Lulu currently lives and farms in Maine, with her boat-building partner Scott, but comes back to California often to check in with winery staff, visit her Mom, and renew her deep bond with the land and community here in Anderson Valley.