PORTLANDAt Browne, satisfy tastes for champagne and caviar

Browne Trading’s annual holiday champagne and caviar tasting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Browne Trading is located on Merrill’s Wharf at 260 Commercial St.

For more information, call 775-7560.

UNIONArtisans offer food, crafts at Sweetgrass bazaar

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, 347 Carroll Road, will hold its fourth annual Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to food, there will be crafts, from handspun yarns to wind chimes and float rope baskets, for sale. Free tastings, paired with wines and spirits, will be served while guests shop among 13 local craft artisans.

Participating food artisans include Appleton Creamery (goat, cow and sheep cheeses), Guini Ridge Farm (sausage and ground lamb), the Pemaquid Oyster Co. (oysters), WaldoStone Farm (oyster sauces and Bloody Mary mixes), Offshore Baking and Bixby Bars.

For more information, call 785-3024.

ELIOTChefs on Parade will benefit culinary students

The Piscataqua Chapter of the American Culinary Federation will host its annual Chefs on Parade event at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in The Regatta Room.

The event includes a tasting party featuring food from more than 20 seacoast restaurants and culinary programs, as well as a live auction of private dinners prepared by local chefs.

There will also be raffles and door prizes.

Tickets are available through three nonprofit groups, who will receive $10 for each ticket they sell. They are St. Johns Church/Common Table; Seacoast School of Technology Culinary Department; and Dover High School Culinary. The ACF is also selling tickets.

The money raised will go to a scholarship fund and education programs. For more information, call 451-8141 or email [email protected]

— Compiled by Meredith Goad, Staff Writer