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LUNCHEON: Women Winemakers Lunch @ Falmouth Country Club
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCHEON: Women Winemakers Lunch @ Falmouth Country Club

DETAILS: This events is part of a series of Opening Day Events at The Falmouth Country Club. Join us for wine, food, camaraderie, and fun. This 4-course wine lunch features the food of FCC Chef Nick Verdisco and his culinary team and wines of some of the women winemakers joining us for this lunch and events throughout Portland Wine Week.

Cost: $50 per person includes food, wine, tax, and gratuity

RESERVE: Purchase tickets

Other Opening Day Events at The Falmouth Country Club include (all tickets purchased separately):

  • 10 AM - 12 PM - Women in Wine Panel: Pushing the Boundaries

  • 12 - 2 PM - Women Winemaker Luncheon

  • 2 - 4 PM - Relax, Commute, Play, or Primp
    Take the Maine Limousine shuttle back to Portland for one of the many events taking place or stay at the Falmouth Country Club to relax by the pool, take the golf cart for a drive and hit some golf balls on the beautiful driving range -- (golf pros will be on site to give pointers), play a game of tennis on the clay tennis courts, on the get a ready for the evening with a makeup artists for Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, and Clinique with local and national Makeup artists. **More to come on activities during this time.**

  • 4 - 6 PM: Women Winemaker Happy Hour
    On the putting green outside by the pond. Enjoy some incredible wines, mingle winemakers, meet new friends, enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the putting green of one of the top three golf courses in the State.

  • 6:30 - 10 PM: Opening "Women in Wine" 5-Course 10-Wine Dinner
    This dinner features 5 Outstanding Maine Chefs paired up with 10 Sommeliers (see below). Two Somms are paired with each Chef to present their best wine pairing with the dish to each guest. Two wines per dish, five courses. All wines feature women winemakers. One very beautiful long table will be set along the greens of the golf course (under the tent if inclement weather). All Somms will be pouring each others wines for the guests and working closely their partner-Chefs for a great pairing. Guests will vote for the best pairings - per course and overall. The TOP SOMM will go home with a trophy.

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Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

WINE DINNER: Let's Rosé @ Sur Lie

DETAILS: Come explore the diverse range of the rosy-hued beauty of the wine world. Start with a 5pm-6pm cocktail hour with a sparkling rosé. Then, dinner begins at 6pm and features a four-course "tapas style" meal with perfect rosé pairings.

The restaurant will be closed for service some come join us in this private, intimate event where we chat with Executive Chef Emil Rivera about his food and wine professionals about the wine pairings!

MENU To be announced

COST: $85, plus tax and gratuity
LINK: www.sur-lie.com

Reserve: Click here to purchase tickets

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WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

WINE DINNER: Women Winemakers with Karen Ulrich @ Chaval

DETAILS:  Karen Ulrich will showcase five of her favorite women winemakers in this incredible 5-course wine dinner. Acclaimed Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez will take inspiration from each wine’s regions and terroir to create five perfectly paired dishes. This exclusive Portland Wine Week event offers a very intimate evening exploring women winemakers. Expertly paired with 5 courses, this experience will take you right into the heart of wine and food pairing.


COST: $69 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and tedwardwines.com

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WINE DINNER: Devenish Does Dinner @ LB Kitchen
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

WINE DINNER: Devenish Does Dinner @ LB Kitchen

DETAILS: Join LB Kitchen for a unique dinner focused on pairing food with wine. Devenish Wines will be featuring a diverse wine by-the-glass list accompanied by suggested food pairings curated by Devenish staffers and sometimes chefs William Gibney and Christopher Hughes. Food will range from small plates to large format, family style, dishes. Let us serve you a full-bodied menu with upfront notes of good times and friends.

No reservations necessary.

Price: Varies

For questions/inquiries please call 207-775-2695, email cgaffneykessell@gmail.com, or visit https://www.lbkitchenportlandme.com/events.

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WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

WINE DINNER: Jorge Ordonez Spanish Wine Dinner @ Chaval

DETAILS:  Hosted by Monica Ordonez. This 5-course Spanish Wine Dinner celebrates the selections of Spanish wine legend and importer Jorge Ordóñez. The wines are paired with a regional Spanish inspired menu utilizing local Maine ingredients by acclaimed Chefs Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez. This dinner is part of the Women in Wine Track and is an exclusive Portland Wine Week event.

About Monica Ordóñez

Thirty-two years ago Jorge Ordóñez founded the brokerage company, Fine Estates of Spain to fulfill a hole within the US consumer wine market and would go on to be dubbed the “Pioneer of Awakening Spanish Wines”. As Jorge transitions to the next stage in his career, he passes the torch to his two children, Victor and Monica. Monica Ordóñez, once an Olympic hopeful for the U.S. Women’s Crew team, felt the calling of the family business and joins her brother Victor at the helm of Fine Estates of Spain as the new Director of Operations. Monica is a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Viticulture and Enology program. She grew up in the famous vineyards of Muga, Sierra Cantabria and beyond, learning the history of each family’s beginning in Spain. Armed with her degree in enology and her Father’s passion for Spanish wines, Monica and her brother are reigniting the market once again and maintaining a long tradition of quality wines, along with a fresh outlook for up and coming new regions.


COST: $69 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and Jorge Ordóñez Selections

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WINE DINNER: Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner @ Chaval
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

WINE DINNER: Cru Beaujolais Wine Dinner @ Chaval

DETAILS: A 5-6 course menu showcasing different crus in Beaujolais—vintage aged and large format bottles included. This is an awesome opportunity to experience some great unsung properties’ wines in this southern region of Burgundy and the differences within the celebrated crus of Beaujolais. A Classic French menu from acclaimed Chefs Lopes and Sansonetti, us a larder of local and french-regional ingredients available to them.


Chef Ilma Lopez has worked in some of the most demanding and rewarding kitchens in the industry, such as DB Bistro, Corton, Tailor, El Bulli, Café Boulud, and Le Bernardin. When she left New York City to the quieter reaches of Maine, Lopez found a new terrain she couldn’t resist. Arriving with a mastery of colors, flavors, textures, and spices—and a seasoned ability to work under pressure—Lopez makes classic dishes her own, with attention to micro-detail and thoughtful twists. For her work, Lopez earned a 2014 StarChefs Coastal New England Rising Star Pastry Chef Award, Has been a multiple-time James Beard top-Chef finalist, and you may have seen her name in the September issue of Bon Appetit Magazine highlighting her incredible talents when naming Portland, Maine as their pick for Restaurant City of The Year.

Before Chef Damian Sansonetti was the acclaimed chef de cuisine at the uber-French Bar Boulud in New York, co-owner Damian Sansonetti grew up savoring his mother's and grandmother's cooking.  From handmade pasta to grilled fish to learning how to cure meat and make sausages with his grandfather. A career in food was practically his birthright. Graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Sansonetti worked at Nantucket’s Brant Point Grill and Pittsburgh’s Steelhead Grill, moving to New York to open Heartbeat in the W Hotel. Sansonetti met Daniel Boulud while working at Shallots in Midtown and eventually took a position at Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne.


COST: $85 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com

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WINE DINNER: Natural Winemaker Dinner featuring Ismael Gozalo of Spain's MicroBio @ Chaval
Jun
23
5:50 PM17:50

WINE DINNER: Natural Winemaker Dinner featuring Ismael Gozalo of Spain's MicroBio @ Chaval

DETAILS: A 5-course Spanish inspired menu paired with wines from MicroBio winery in Castella y Leon, Spain. Winemaker Ismael Gozalo will be on hand to discuss and showcase his wines during the dinner along with his wine importer Alvaro De la Vina.

These wines are truly unique and have a dual personality to them and unlike other natural wines tasted before. The Chaval team is super excited to welcome them into their restaurant and cook to pair with these wines.

Yes, 5:50 is the correct start time :-).


COST: $69 per person + tax & gratuity (includes wines and food)

RESERVE:  207-772-1110 or email reservations@chavalmaine.com

LINKS: chavalmaine.com and MicroBio Wines

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