Savor the season
Raise a toast to autumn’s bounty at the Nov. 4 wine dinner at Pairings in Winterport. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and guests will have the opportunity to watch chef Robert Waldron prepare a four-course meal. The menu includes Pumpkin, Cider and Mascarpone Bisque paired with Winterport Winery apple wine; Baby Spinach and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Dried Cranberries, Curried Walnuts and Fried Leeks paired with Winterport Winery pear wine; Grilled Lamb Chops with Fall Root Vegetables, Haricot Vert and a Sage Demi-Glace paired with Winterport Winery blueberry wine; and Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Ganache paired with Winterport Winery Flying Dutchman. Dinner costs $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is by reservation only, and payment will be collected at the time of the reservation. For information, visit www.pairingsinmaine.com; to reserve a seat, call 223.0990.
Inn good taste
Want to sink your teeth into a good book? Now is your chance: The Brooklin Inn will hold a book dinner with cookbook author Brooke Dojny of Sedgwick. The event celebrates her recent release “Dishing Up Maine,” which features the inn’s Finnan Haddie. “Dishing Up Maine” is a tour of the state’s restaurants and their unique flavors – much more than lobsters and clams. The book dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. For information, call 359-2777.
Home for the holidays
There’s no place like home, and Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse’s “Come Home for the Holidays” sweepstakes will allow one lucky winner to receive $1,500 in gift cards to cover travel expenses and a holiday shopping spree. Diners can enter to win by visiting Bugaboo Creek from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1 and submitting their story as to why they deserve a trip home to see family and friends this holiday season. Bugaboo Creek Steak House will randomly select five entries from each restaurant location. The winning entry will be determined based on set judging criteria provided in the sweepstakes official rules.
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