KITTERY

Three courses, 12 bucks, to benefit art association

Three courses for just $12?

That’s what you’ll find Tuesday  at Robert’s Maine Grill, where a fundraising dinner will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. to benefit the Kittery Art Association.

Diners can order the $12 prix fixe dinner or choose from the regular menu, which features local seafood and vegetables as well as products from Beach Pea Bakery and Annabelle’s Ice Cream.

Five percent of the profits will go to the Kittery Art Association for its scholarships, children’s open studios, art openings, and poetry and music series. The art group will be showing some of its members’ art at the dinner.

Reservations are encouraged, especially for parties of six or more. Call 439-0300.

Robert’s Maine Grill is located on U.S. Route 1, near the outlet malls.

EAST WATERBORO

Local-food celebration at Raven Hill Orchard

Chef Sebastian Carosi and his New England Farm 2 Fork Project will host a “40-mile meal” weekend at Raven Hill Orchard from March 19 to 21.

Dinner each night will feature artisan and farmstead cheeses, pastured local lamb, heirloom apples and other local foods in several courses.

The menu will include spiced Raven Hill orchard antique apple soup with burnt local wildflower honey yogurt and bee pollen; heirloom beet and farmstead local buttermilk panna cotta with peppered homemade yogurt and candied beets; pastured Waterboro lamb pie with a crust made with local lard; organic local greens with lamb gravy; smoked coffee-braised local beef with butter-smashed Aroostook County potatoes and pan drippings; a study in cheeses gathered from the local countryside with rosemary-scented antique orchard apple jelly; and Shaker-spiced applesauce cake with antique Black Oxford apple marmalade, mulled heirloom cider syrup and frozen maple whipped creme fraiche.

The dinners cost $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and start at 6 p.m. Seating is limited to 30 people per night. For reservations, call 247-4455.

PORTLAND

Slow Food Writers Night tonight; tix still available

There are still tickets available for the Slow Food Portland Writers Night tonight at the SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St.
Featured writers this year are Max Watman, author of “Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine”; Ben Hewitt, author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food”; John Bunker, Maine apple expert and author of “Not Far From the Tree: A Brief History of the Apples of Palermo, Maine”; and Greg Marley, Rockland mycologist and author of “Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi.”

Food will be provided by Lee Farrington, chef-owner of Figa, a Portland restaurant expected to open sometime this spring. The menu includes Tandoori chicken skewer, wild mushroom phyllo purses made with mushrooms from Greg Marley, shrimp patia with corn blini, picadinho stuffed tomatoes, Heartsong Farm goat cheese tartlets, apple turnovers made wth Black Oxford apples from John Bunker, and Brazilian chocolates.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, or $20 for members of Slow Food.
For more information, call 828-5600.

WINDHAM

Cooperative Extension series on ‘Recipe to Market’

Do you dream of marketing your homemade jam, mustard, spice blend or other food product you’ve created in your own kitchen?

Find out how to do it at the “Recipe to Market” workshop series, sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service on Thursdays from May 13 to June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Windham/Raymond Adult Education, 406 Gray Road.

The cost is $25 per person. Call 1-800-287-1471 for a brochure or more information.