Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Some well-known Maine chefs will be cooking true farm-to-table cuisine this spring and summer at benefit dinners for the Maine Farmland Trust.
The “Flanagan’s Table” dinners will be held at The Barn at Flanagan Farm, 668 Narragansett Trail, in Buxton. The five-course dinners feature local foods, wine and Maine beer.
The March dinner, featuring Masa Miyake, chef/owner of Miyake and Pai Men Miyake in Portland, will be held this Sunday, but it has been sold out for some time now. The next one will be May 12 (for some reason, there isn’t an April dinner in this monthly series), and will feature chefs Ravin Nakjaroen and Paula Palakawong from Long Grain in Camden. Flanagan’s will start taking reservations for that dinner on April 14.
The June dinner will be held June 23 and feature Andrew Taylor and Michael Wiley of Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s, who just won the New England “People’s Choice Best New Chef” contest sponsored by Food & Wine magazine. Reservations for that dinner open May 26.
The dinners are $85 per person. For more information on reservations and waiting lists, go here
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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.