Friday, December 6, 2013
Harvest on the Harbor – one of Portland's premiere food events – gets off to a tasty start Wednesday night with smoked bluefish apps from Leslie Oster and Aurora Provisions!
Justin from Primo passes out sliders made with Moxie-braised beef and topped with slaw from the Primo Garden, a watermelon radish and a pickle from Morse's.
The guys from New England Distilling report they'll be bottling their rye whiskey in just another two weeks. I'm enjoying a glass of cider with their Eight Bells Rum.
Jumbo lump crab cakes with spicy aioli from Northwoods Gourmet Girl.
Spiced hard cider made with Twenty 2 Vodka, cinnamon, nutmeg and local apple cider
Roasted butternut squash & apple bisque with a maple Creme fraiche & candied pecans from the Portland Regency Hotel
Pasta & fungi from DiMillo's on the Water
Maple-brined Pineland Farm beef loin on lovage & a butter cracker from Azure Cafe
Crab cones w/ green goddess dressing, quinoa, apple & bacon crumbs from Mitch Kaldrovich of Sea Glass Restaurant.
Lobster & crab roll w/ parsnip, ricotta, hazelnuts & butternut squash vinaigrette from Eve's at the Garden in the Portland Harbor Hotel.Tweet
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.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod