Grand Tasting on the Harbor is a reception style event with a festive atmosphere and an opportunity to meet our best food and beverage providers up close and personal. Twenty of the area’s top restaurants will prepare a tasting of their favorite dishes.

Celebrating its five year anniversary in 2012 our opening night gala, Grand Tasting on the Harbor, fully embodies the various restaurants that have Portland gaining international acclaim in the world of fine food and wine.

Sponsored by Constellation Brand Wines and Maine Shellfish we invite you to sample epicurean delicacies by Maine’s most notable chefs from our favorite eateries like Maine Shellfish, Zapoteca, Sea Grass Restaurant, Eve’s at the Garden, Fish Bones American Grill, The Harraseeket Inn, Azure Cafe, The Good Table, Spread, Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, The Farmer’s Table, Inn at Brunswick Station, and DiMillo’s, David’s The Colony, Twenty Milk Street, and Cafe Miranda, along with a chef’s creation from Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Fine wine, beer, and spirit purveyors alone with uplifting sounds produced by DJ Jon of Bubba’s Sulky Lounge round out this event, while delectable chocolates from Sweet Marguerites paired with a cup of locally handcrafted, micro roasted Coffee by Design, bring the evening to a close.

These bite size samplings will be accompanied by 2 oz pours from beer, wine, and spirit exhibitors, offering nearly one hundred different varietals expertly paired with the chefs’ presentations.

The attire is anything from funky to fancy, so join your friends, enjoy the food, listen to some great music, and finish off the evening with our best chocolates paired with locally, handcrafted, micro roasted coffee.


Chef Alan Cook
Twenty Milk Street

Chef Darren “Duke” Watson
The Colony Hotel

Chef Kerry Altiero
Café Miranda, Rockland

Chef Kevin Cunningham
The Inn at Brunswick Station

Christopher Bassett
Azure Café

Eric Flynn
Harraseeket Inn

Jeff Landry
The Farmer’s Table

Jimmy Kennedy
Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Justin Rowe
Diamond’s Edge Restaurant

Meg Swoboda
Sweet Marguerites

Melissa Bouchard
DiMillo’s On The Water

Mitchell Kaldrovich
Sea Glass at the Inn by the Sea

Paul Landry
Fish Bones American Grill

Robert Martin
ME Shellfish

Ryan Weeks
The Good Table Restaurant

Shannon Bard
Zapoteca Restaurante y Tequileria

Spread Restaurant

Stephanie Brown
SeaGrass Bistro

Tim Labonte
Eve’s at the Portland Harbor Hotel


Allagash Brewing Company

Blacksmiths Winery/ Fatty Bampkins Cider

Castle Brands, Inc.
Castle Brands

Cellardoor Winery

Coffee By Design
Coffee By Design

Dreyfus, Ashby, & Company

Fiddler’s Reach

Long Trail Brewing Co.

Merriam Vineyards

Moët Hennessy USA

National Distributors

New England Distilling, LLC

Pine State Trading Co.
Pine State Trading Co.

Precept Wine Brands

Rombauer Vineyards

Sebago Brewing Company

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Still River Winery
Still River Winery

Tannery Street Wine Co.

Trinchero Family Estates

Tuckerman Brewing Company

Wente Family Estates

William Grant & Sons


DJ Jon