Chefs to pop up for classes, dinners, demos

Chefs who work for the Kennebunkport Resort Collection will be teaching a series of cooking classes and holding pop-up dinners and hands-on demonstrations through the end of March. The programs will be held at the resort’s various properties: The Kennebunkport Inn, Abbondante, Ocean at the Cape Arundel, The Lodge on the Cove, David’s KPT and Earth at Hidden Pond.

The first class will be “Bubbles & Truffles” with chef Pierre Gignac from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The class will be held at Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn, 208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Students will learn how to make chocolate truffles and then will taste truffles with a flight of mousseux (sparkling wines), wines and cordials. The class costs $40; to register, go to:

For more information on any of the classes, contact Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons, manager of Table Culinary Programming, at 967-1510 or at [email protected] Also see:


Heritage center seeks soda bread contestants

Did your Irish grandmother make the best soda bread ever? Enter her recipe in the Irish Soda Bread Contest, to be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

The contest, co-sponsored by the Irish American Club of Maine, is the kick-off to the heritage center’s “month of the Irish.” Tea and soda bread will be served – natch.

The Maine Irish Heritage Center is located at the corner of State and Gray streets. You can park in the back lot, which is accessible from Danforth Street.

The event is free and is open to both members and nonmembers.

DIY event planning on tap at Urban Farm

Lola Studios and A Family Affair of Maine will present a day of Crafts + Cocktails from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St.

The day is intended as a do-it-yourself event planning, a way to get ideas for a wedding or other celebration. There will be four shifts of four classes, including two food-related activities: cake decorating with Nobody Bakes Like a Parrott and kombucha mixology with the fermentory.

Tickets cost $75 each, or $50 with the discount code MAINEMAG15. To order tickets, go to

For more information, contact Lauren Lear at Lola Studios at 332-6719 or at [email protected]


Lamb-and-wine pairing Friday at Farm Stand

The Farm Stand, 161 Ocean St., will host a lamb-and-wine pairing from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday; Lisa Webster from North Star Sheep Farm in Windham will be cooking samples of lamb.

On Tuesday, the Farm Stand will host a showing of the Maine-made and Maine-centric film “Growing Local” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $22.50 and include appetizers, wine, the movie and a discussion afterward. Buy the tickets at The Farm Stand before Sunday.

— Compiled by Meredith Goad, staff writer