Sunday, March 9, 2014
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Dessert will be tequila-glazed pineapple cake, pineapple sorbet, candied pineapple and tequila caramel sauce.
The five-course dinner is $75 per person and is filling up quickly. Call 772-8242 to reserve a seat.
Eco Appetito returns to Vignola Cinque Terre
The sixth annual Eco Appetito will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Vignola Cinque Terre, 10 Dana St. The event, a fundraiser for the Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco, is a celebration of Maine foods created by chef Lee Skawinski from food donated by local bakers, fishermen, farms, dairies and butchers.
The menu will include scallops, pork sausage, mussels, top round beef, haddock, fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses and fresh baked breads. For dessert, there will be gelato, mini fruit pies and whoopie pies.
There will also be a silent auction that includes food products and baskets, as well as theater tickets, overnight getaways and other items. For a complete list, go to ecoappetito.org.
Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door and can be purchased online or by contacting Maureen Duggan at 283-9951 or Maureen@fbes.org.
New LeRoux Kitchen gets grand-opening treatment
The grand opening of LeRoux Kitchen's new store at 448 Payne Road will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue throughout the day with door prizes, raffles, giveaways, tastings, cooking demonstrations and cookbook signings.
Nick Alfiero, owner of Harbor Fish Market, will be on hand at 9 a.m. to sign copies of his new cookbook. Then, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reva Davis of Wusthof Cutlery will hold a free knife sharpening clinic. Customers may bring two knives to be sharpened for free. (No scissors or serrated knives, please.)
At noon, representatives of Nespresso Coffee will be demonstrating their pod-style espresso machines. At the same time, Wayne Tuohey of ’Cue Culture will serve pulled pork with his signature barbecue sauces.
Other tastings throughout the day will feature Lake Champlain Chocolate, Royal Rose Syrups, Northwoods Gourmet Girl, The Meat House, Raye's Mustard and Waldostone Farm.
Alison Pray of Standard Baking Co. will sign copies of her cookbook starting at 2 p.m.
Among the door prizes will be an enameled cast-iron French oven, a food processor, ice cream maker, toaster and soda machine. Gift baskets from Stonewall Kitchen, Gryffon Ridge Spices, Bar Harbor Jam and Maine Sea Salt will also be given away.
The Scarborough store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the new store at 219-8160.
– Compiled by Meredith Goad, Staff Writer