• HOT TICKET

A time to feast, French-style

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE a night early at the Fin du Diner 2010 Annees, a Franco-American dinner like the stuff Chef James Tranchemontagne grew up on right here in Maine. This traditional, family-style dinner will include a selection of cheese, oysters, salad, bread, tourtiere, roast chicken, roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, mashed carrots and turnips, plus desserts.

WHEN: First seating 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; second seating 7:30 to 8 p.m. today

WHERE: The Frog and Turtle, 3 Bridge St., Westbrook

HOW MUCH: $35 adults; $20 ages 17 and under

INFO: Call 591-4185 for reservations.

• CHEAP THRILL

On Wednesday, indulge in wining

TASTE SOME sparkling wines at the Grace Wine Revolution, a monthly wine club that meets at the restaurant Grace. Also on the menu will be some wines from Fess Parker. Barney Schneider of Optimus Imports will be the guest speaker.

WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Grace, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10

MORE INFO: [email protected]

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