Five-course gala Wine Dinner & Performance

A celebration of wine, food & high-flying fun!
Sunday, June 24, 4-7 pm


Featuring Five Acclaimed, Portland Maine chefs! 

You don't want to miss this closing gala wine dinner event during Portland Wine Week! The evening benefits the great work of the Preble Street Teen Center and showcases five (5) generous courses from five (5) acclaimed Portland, Maine chefs, including:

  • Chef Bowman Brown (Elda), recipient of the 2009 Food & Wine Best New Chef Award and a six-time James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest
  • 2018 James Beard Award Best Pastry Chef Semifinalist Ilma Lopez  (Chaval, Piccolo) 
  • Emil Rivera (Sur Lie)
  • Courtney Loreg (Woodford Food & Beverage)
  • Frederic Eliot (Scales)

And even more! Add:

  • Spectacular wine pairings for each course by sommelier and wine educator, Erica Archer of Wine Wise.
  • High-flying "cirque" aerial performances by the lovely ladies of new circus arts

Now, for the menu:

  • Course 1 — Baby shrimp in creamy salsa verde with whipped feta, charred avocado, cucumber, and young lettuce Wine Pairing — 2017 Steininger, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Niederiosterreich, Austria (100% Cabernet Sauvignon)

  • Course 2 — Savory pea custard with grilled squid, barely cooked peas, beach herbs, finished with a smoked squid broth and beach rose oil Wine Pairing — 2014 Camel Valley, Brut Rosé, Camel Valley, England (100% Pinot Noir)

  • Course 3 — “Oreiller” pâté en croûte with pork, duck, foie gras, morel mushrooms and pistachios Wine Pairing —  2017 Channing Daughters, Rosso Fresco, Long Island, New York (76% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 8% Blaufrankisch, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Teroldego)

  • Course 4 — Milk braised pork loin with roasted parsnips, leeks, pickled mushrooms, garlic demi glas Wine Pairing —  2016 A Tribute to Grace, Grenache, Santa Barbara County, California (100% Grenache)

  • Course 5 — Strawberry, fennel, vanilla mousse, crumble, sponge cake Wine Pairing — 2015 Yves Cheron Domaine du Grand Montmirail, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, France

It all adds up to a spell-binding closing evening brought to you by Erica Archer of Wine Wise, and our generous corporate table sponsors.

Held at O'Maine Studios , 54 Danforth Street, Portland.

Proceeds to benefit the Preble Street Teen Center.

$150 per person all-inclusive

$1700 per table of 12 all-inclusive

(SAVE $100 when you purchase a reserved table of 12 for $1700, choose that option from the purchasing drop-down. Great for corporate groups!)