PORTLAND

‘Star Wars’-themed dinner planned at Piccolo

Attention Star Wars geeks: You’re in luck. Chef Damian Sansonetti of Piccolo is also a huge fan of the Star Wars films and has planned a special dinner to celebrate “National Star Wars Day,” which is May 4.

As in, “May the Fourth be with you.”

The four-course dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is “inspired by the scenes, people and foods of the Star Wars movies.” There will also be wine and beer specials.

The dinner costs $45 plus tax and tip, and includes the first beverage.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 747-5307 or email info@piccolomaine.com

Mowatt’s hot sauces bask in plethora of prizes

Captain Mowatt’s made-in-Maine hot sauces took four first-place and three third-place prizes at the 2014 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival in New Iberia, La., this month.

Hot-sauce makers from around the globe entered the international competition, which was judged by chefs, restaurant owners, food writers and industry experts. Each sauce was judged for its aroma, consistency, appearance, and balance of flavor and spice.

Captain Mowatt’s Greenie took first place in the “Champion of Champions” category, as well as in the Jalapeno category. The maker’s Hot Pink sauce took first in the Fruit category, and the Canceaux Sauce won first in the Specialty category.

Captain Mowatt’s Scurvy Dog won third in the Fruit category; Cocoloco took third in Caribbean Style; and Canceaux Turbeaux took third in Specialty.

FREEPORT

Wolfe’s Neck Farm to host farm-to-table dinners

Wolfe’s Neck Farm will host a series of three farm-to-table dinners this summer, with proceeds going toward expanding the availability of fresh, local food in Maine.

Proceeds will support the farm’s Teen Ag program, which has donated more than 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks over the past two years. Tickets will be sold in stages, going to host committee members and members of Wolfe’s Neck Farm before being offered to the general public. All dinners will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

On June 22, a $75 dinner (includes all food and drinks) will feature a pig roast and tasting by Masa Miyake. Tickets for this event will be available to the public April 25.

On Aug. 24, Gather, a farm-to-table restaurant in Yarmouth, will partner with the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Music will be by North of Nashville. Tickets are $50 for adults (includes all food, drinks and activities) and $20 for children age 4 and up. Children age 3 and under get in free.

On Sept. 14 Masa Miyake will prepare a four-course harvest dinner. Tickets are $125, which includes all food and drinks.

For more information, call 865-4469, ext. 102, or go to wolfesneckfarm.org/maine-farm-to-table-dinners.

– Compiled by Meredith Goad, Staff Writer