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For reservations, call 347-5687. 

New dinner series at Eve's kicks off Friday

Eve's at the Garden, the restaurant in the Portland Harbor Hotel, will launch an international dinner series at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The first dinner will feature Middle Eastern cuisine served family-style, with seatings of tables of eight. It will start with a variety of appetizers, followed by Middle Eastern entrees such as lahmajoun (thin dough topped with minced meat, vegetables and herbs) and fattouch sala (fried pieces of pita, mixed greens and vegetables), and will end with a selection of desserts. The full menu is available online at evesatthegarden.com.

Erica Archer from Wine Wise selects and pair wines, and will introduce the wines at the dinner.

Tickets are $65 per person and must be purchased in advance. They are available at brownpapertickets.com. The ticket price includes the dinner, wine pairings, tax, gratuity and valet parking in the hotel's covered garage.

For more information, call 775-9090.


Sample creations from Sebago Brewing team

Sebago Brewing Co., 201 Southborough Drive, will host a Pilot Beer Night beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 16.

In 2012, the company launched a pilot brewing system to test new beers. Some of those beers go on to be released as Single Batch series beers. Pilot Beer Night is an opportunity for guests to sample beers created by some of the company's staff over the past few months.

The beers served at this event will include:

• Auger Lager, created by Dustin Fornier, a bartender at Sebago's Portland pub. It's a "dry, crisp and hoppy rice lager brewed with yeast from a classic American craft brewery. Grapefruit and pepper in the nose, with a reinsy flavor and mouthfeel from the hops."

Hot and Bothered, created by Beth Duemmling, the company's human-resources manager. This black, complex beer is made with roasted raw cocoa nibs that give it "a deep, dark chocolate character, which opens up under layers of chili flavor for a rich and spicy taste."

Little Orphan Annie, created by brewer Rusty Packer. "The beer without a home; is she a stout, is she a brown, who is she and where can she call home? Daddy Warbucks calls her the albino stout, but her heart whispers 'golden English chocolate.' "

Too Big to Fail, created by Elise Loschiavo, the company's marketing manager. "This hoppy monstrosity began life as a wheat wine, but emerged as almost a double IPA."

Each pilot beer will cost $3 for a 12-ounce pour.

-- Compiled by Meredith Goad, staff writer


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