Friday, December 13, 2013
Photo: Pineland Farms
Pineland farms in New Gloucester and The Black Tie Company catering have partnered to present a series of farm-to-table dinners, Graze at Pineland Farms. Kicking off on Wednesday, June 19 with "Strawberry Fields Forever," the themed dinners, 10 in all, continue on Wednesdays through Oct. 9.
The evenings will begin at 4 p.m. with a tour of the farm and end with a family-style 4-course meal served outdoors (or under a tent) and "created with a cornucopia of food that was raised, planted, nutured and harvested within minutes of where guests will dine," according to a press release. Dinners include beer, wine and cocktails, as well as live music. Guests will have a chance to meet the farmers and the chefs.
Strawberry Fields Forever will feature Maine strawberries in cocktails, tossed in a salad of goat cheese and greens from Olivia's Garden, featured in sauces, salsas and chutneys served with Pineland Farms organic beef and lamb and, of course, in a starring role in dessert. (Seafood and vegetarian meals are available.)
Graze at Pineland Farms is sponsored by Allegash Brewing Company, New England Distillery, Cellardoor Winery and Maine Distilleries.
Tickets are $95, all-inclusive, and are on sale now at theblacktieco.com or 207-761-6665.
The dinner schedule:
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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