January 23, 2013



Nestle’s water operations subject of free film showing

A free screening of “Bottled Life: The Truth about Nestle’s Business with Water” takes place at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Curtis Memorial Library.

The film by Swiss journalist Res Gehringer looks at the corporation that dominates the global business of bottled water. Gehringer explores Nestle’s operations around the globe including in Nigeria, Pakistan and Maine.

Following the film, Chris Buchanan, coordinator of Defending Water for Life in Maine, will lead a discussion about the efforts to protect water in Maine.

The film is co-sponsored by the Bath-Brunswick chapter of Occupy Maine, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom and PeaceWorks. Refreshments will be served.

Curtis Memorial Library is at 23 Pleasant St. For more information, call 725-5242.


Food, music, art featured at fundraiser for FARMS

The organic restaurant Savory Maine will hosts a fundraiser for Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools, or FARMS, on Saturday. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. and features local food, music and art.

Tickets cost $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11 and are free for kids under 5. Savory Maine is at 11 Water St. For more information, call 563-2111 or visit savorymainedining.com.


Good Eats Boutique closes Deering storefront

After five years in business, Good Eats Boutique has closed its storefront at 463 Stevens Ave. in order to concentrate on its custom cake, cupcake and wedding business.

The business will now be at 60 Dole Drive in North Deering, according to owner Jill Dewitt.

Cakes and cupcakes can still be ordered by calling 773-1000 or emailing goodeatsboutique.jill@yahoo.com.

Buy a $6 taste of France, get lunch in the bargain

How about a sandwich au sac brun for lunch today?

Sorry, that’s not a gourmet meal. (French makes anything sound fancy.) It’s a brown bag sandwich from Petite Jacqueline, the French bistro at 190 State St.

This week, the restaurant began offering a selection of traditional French baguette sandwiches-to-go for $6. The sandwiches will be available Monday through Saturday. Call 553-7044.

PSO wine dinner tickets should go like hotcakes

The Portland Symphony Orchestra will hold its 12th annual wine dinner and auction March 6 at the Harrasseeket Inn in Freeport.

Wines from Wineberry will be featured at the five-course dinner, which will be prepared by some of the area’s top chefs.

Among the chefs participating will be Ilma Lopez, the pastry chef at Grace; Mitchell Kaldrovich from Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea; Eric Flynn from the Harraseeket; and father-and-son chefs Sam Hayward of Fore Street and Ian Hayward of Petite Jacqueline.

Tickets are $200 per person. Tables of 10 are $2,000. The dinner sells out annually, so advance reservations are encouraged.

For reservations, call 773-6128, ext. 318, or email Lindsay Stanley at lstanley@portlandsymphony.

Price $10, place unknown to kick-start new pop-up

The Chinese Laundry, a dim sum pop-up restaurant, will be kick-starting its venture with a Tea & Dumplings fundraiser Feb. 10.

The kick-starter begins at 5:30 at the Speckled Ax, 567 Congress St., and costs $10 for unlimited tea and dumplings. All of the proceeds will go toward the launch of the Chinese Laundry on Feb. 20.

The menu for the launch is being developed – it includes sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf with braised pork belly and “oysters and pearls,” an homage to chef Thomas Keller and the French Laundry – but there’s no location yet.

Follow the restaurant’s launch on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Xw72Yp or on Twitter at @dimsumpopup207.

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