Big week for food in the Portland area as Harvest On The Harbor got underway at Ocean Gateway with the Grand Tasting on Thursday evening. The event was sold out and the triangle shape Ocean View room had food stations along 3 1/2 sides and a large island in the middle as well.
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Friday the Ocean View Room was packed again for three separate sessions, starting at 11:00 am with the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition. Chef Mackenzie Arrington was this years winner with his "Roasted Lobster Tail" on braised cabbage & cornbread.
Session two got underway at 2:00 p.m. featuring celebrated chef and cook book author, Peter Berley and sommelier Jennifer Flock, showing you the way to be a Gourmet on a Budgit.
At 5:300 p.m. session three had the host of Everyday Cooking, Lucinda Scala Quinn giving tips on how to make your Italian cooking a breeze. Pairing wines with her dishes was Tom Hansen of Chartrand Imports.
Other Harvest events were taking place around town, with food tours, special diners at area restaurants and continue on saturday with the Food & Wine Market Place, starting at Noon- till 4:00 p.m. at the Ocean Gateway facility. Turn left off Franklin Street Arterial onto Commercial Street and look for the White Tents along the pier.
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