Hot Ticket: Vignola dishes up a taste of Tunisia

ON TUESDAY, Portlanders will have the rare opportunity to get a taste of Tunisia’s olive oils (pictured, right), wild mountain capers and harissa, a hot chile paste used in traditional North African dishes. Majid Mahjoub, the owner of Les Moulins Mahjoub, located in the Tunisian district of Tebourba, will be at Vignola for a four-course dinner featuring many of his company’s premium products. Reservations are recommended.

 

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Vignola, 10 Dana St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

RESERVATIONS: 772-1330

 

Cheap Thrill: Behold the beauty of butter

PINELAND FARMS’ “Fresh From the Farm” family series will host a butter-making program Tuesday where you can meet a calf, try your hand at milking a cow, visit the milk room, learn how a milking machine works and, yes, make your own butter. The best part? You get to take home any butter you make. Space is limited, so registration is required.

 

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday

WHERE: Meet at the Pineland Farms Market, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester

HOW MUCH: $5; children under 2 get in free

RESERVATIONS: 926-3913; e-mail [email protected]