Events

UPCOMING:

We are so excited to be part of the Flanagan's Table Dining Series on Sunday March 23rd. Flanagan’s Table, in partnership with Maine Farmland Trust, is a monthly dinner series featuring a rotating guest chef from Maine. Set inside The Barn at Flanagan Farm, the five-course dinners feature local produce, cheese, meats and pantry staples alongside wine and Maine beer. 
Tickets go on sale January 6th at 7am and we would love to see you there!
http://www.flanaganstable.com/#!upcoming/caj

-WHOLE BEAST FEAST

We here at Grace think that using the whole animal is integral to honoring the entire circle of procuring, preparing and eating our food. It is one of the cornerstones of our menu development in the restaurant. Having the privilege of living so close to North Star Farm gives us the opportunity to share that with you. With 72 hours notice we will prepare an interactive and exciting dining experience for 6-8 guests. Featuring 4 courses, with optional beer and wine parings and the rare chance to have an entire meal crafted from right in the back yard of Portland.

Nose to tail, from our home to you.

$55 per person $25 Optional Beer/Wine Pairing Please call us at 207-828-4422 

For a taste of what how it works check out the Edible Obsessions blog for their reveiw of the dinner.

 

THINGS GONE BY:

New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013

$3,000 was raised for Good Shepard Food Bank! Thanks everyone!!

5TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST!!!

$750 was raised for Frannie Peabody Center this year!!! WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS EVENT. IT IS HUGE AND THIS YEAR THE DOOR CHARGE OF $10 IS GOING TO BENEFIT THE FRANNIE PEABODY CENTER! WE WILL HAVE CRAZY COSTUMES AND SPOOKY DECOR.  COME SPEND A CRAZY NIGHT INSIDE A REAL HAUNTED CHURCH!! BEST COSTUME WINS A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!

AUSTRIAN WINE!!!!

Friday, June 7th from 5:30-6:30 come meet Anton Bauer and sample his beautiful wines from Austria. We are so excited to have Toni here in Portland for the first time ever and hope you will join us in giving him a warm welcome!!!

Join us on May 19th for a unique event! 

Cooking Matters Maine, a program of Good Shepherd Food Bank and Share Our Strength, is partnering with Grace Restaurant to create an evening full of excitement and culinary drama. In this unique version of a "Chopped Challenge," cheer on your favorite local chef while providing support for Cooking Matters Maine, which empowers low-income families with the knowledge and skills to prepare healthy delicious meals at home on a tight budget.

Please join us on Sunday, May 19 at 5pm for an entertaining night to delight the senses and enjoy delicious, award-winning food!

The talented competitors taking part in this Chopped Challenge are: Mitch Gerow of the East Ender, Jason Loring of Nosh Kitchen Bar, Jeff Landry of The Farmer's Table, and Peter Sueltenfuss of Grace. Judges for this comepetition include Chef Rob Evans, Owner of Duckfat and Runner-up Chopped Champion, and Joe Ricchio, food editor at Maine Magazineand host of the successful web-based series Food Coma TV. In addition, many local restaurants & beverage companies will offer tastings, including:

• Eventide Oyster Company • The Foreside Tavern •

• Pepperclub/ Good Egg Café •Trattoria Athena •

• The Holy Donut • LFK • Maine Mead Works •

• Buck's Naked BBQ • One Fifty Ate/Pocket Brunch •

• Local 188 • Figa Catering • Nappi Distributors •

• New England Distilling • Cold River Vodka • Allagash Brewery •

• Portland Hunt and Alpine Club •

• The Market at Pineland Farms • Polar Beverage Company •

Native Maine

 

-March 1-8 2013 Our annual Share Our Strength Week was back. $30 3 course menus nightly, $1 from each is donated to Share Our Strength www.nokidhungry.org. We raised $275!

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2012!!

We are fully booked for dinner but come to the party!!! DJ Artex and the Duke will be spinning fun dance music, there will be a champagne toast at midnight and you can mingle with 300 other new friends!! $10 cover at the door will benefit the Center for Greiving Children! Come one come all!!

 

Thursday November 8th, Sandy Benefit

$5 for every dinner will be donated to Sandy Victims. We will have live jazz courtesy of Rob Shreiber and Standard Issue, and wine specials.. There will also be a coat and blanket drive that will be taken down to the Rockaways the following Tuesday.  Please come help support it if you can!!

4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST!!!

WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS EVENT. IT IS HUGE AND THIS YEAR THE DOOR CHARGE OF $10 IS GOING TO BENEFIT THE FRANNIE PEABODY CENTER! WE WILL HAVE OUR OWN VERSION OF "JUNGLE JUICE," CRAZY COSTUMES AND SPOOKY DECOR.  COME SPEND A CRAZY NIGHT INSIDE A REAL HAUNTED CHURCH!! 

 

WE RAISED $1000 FOR SHARE OUR STRENGTH DINE OUT!!!

SEPTEMBER 18-22.  We are participated in Share Our Strength's Dine Out promotion! For every dollar you donated to SOS when you come into Grace during this event, we will give you a gift certificate in a matching amount to use or to give away! This is such a great way to help hungry children and get to come back and enjoy Grace. For more information on Share Our Strength, please check out their website at www.nokidhungry.org

MAY 1, 2012 4:00 

We are so excited to announce that at 4:00 on May 1st Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International will be speaking in our Great Room downstairs at Grace. Responsible for the design and implementation of the White House Kitchen Garden, he is coming in to discuss the benefits both personally for the gardener and also for the world at large, if everyone commits to growing a portion of their own home food. We at Grace are working on several gardens through our staff and hope to grow a substantial amount of our summer menu ingredients. On the same night we will be offering several features upstairs in the restaurant centered around what is available in Maine in May and then will be hosting an August harvest dinner to showcase the abundance of items that can be grown through the summer.  We take great care through recycling, composting and purchasing from local farmers and growers, to work with our planet and our local economy and consider this a next step. This event is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation that would benefit Kitchen Gardeners and their important non-profit and outreach work. Please visit their website at www.kitchengardeners.org for more information about the organization and please check out Roger's TED Talk which is inspiring! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezuz_-eZTMI

 

 

If you would like to make a reservation for dinner that night, please give us a call at 207-828-4422

 

BIG NEWS!!

 

A portion of March sales pledged to end childhood hunger in Maine

 

Portland, Maine – Share Our Strength Maine announced today that four of the Portland area’s best restaurants have joined efforts to end childhood hunger in the state, through participation in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in March. Miyake, Pai Men, Grace – all in Portland - and The Foreside Tavern in Falmouth will offer specially priced menus, donating a portion of sales to help Share Our Strength provide every child in Maine with nutritious and sufficient food.

 

For the entire month of March, Miyake will donate $1 from each $30, 3-course special menu, up to $3 from the restaurant’s 7-course tasting dinner menu, and Pai Men will donate $1 from each order of its $30, 3-course menu. For the first two weeks of the month, Grace will contribute $1 from each $40, 3-course menu and The Foreside Tavern will donate $1 from each $30, 3-course menu. “We are all very excited to be raising money for a great charity and trying to help make a difference in our own state,” said Jessica Sueltenfuss, manager at Miyake.

 

“The idea that there are children in our state the are hungry is simply unacceptable to us. When we learned that each dollar raised connects a child with ten meals we knew we could make an impact right here in our own community.” said Anne Verrill, owner of Grace & The Foreside Tavern.

 

 

 

 

 

The March Dine Out fundraiser, which was initiated by the four restaurants and echoes the annual Dine Out For No Kid Hungry event in September, is another example of the commitment Maine restaurants have shown to Share Our Strength, helping the organization to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to end childhood hunger since 2006.  These efforts have the full support of the Maine Restaurant Association, which has partnered with Share Our Strength Maine in the pledge to fight childhood hunger throughout the state. “The fact that these four restaurants have teamed up to get the word out to raise funds for Share Our Strength is a call to action for other restaurants and food businesses to join us,” said John Woods, Maine Chairman for Share Our Strength.

 

In Maine, where nearly 1 in 4 children are uncertain where their next meal will come from, the dedication of restaurants, corporations and individuals to Share Our Strength makes a powerful difference. In 2012, funds raised will support:


-        Good Shepherd Food Bank. The state’s largest food bank collects and distributes food to nonprofit organizations, including many in York County. gsfb.org

-        The Preble Street Teen Center. Provides free, low-barrier services to thousands of youth, adults and families from all around Maine experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty, and advocates for solutions to these issues. preblestreet.org

-        Cultivating Community. Grows more than 10,000 pounds of organic produce annually for families living in poverty and engages more than 1,000 community young people in growing and distributing food each season. cultivatingcommunity.org.

-        The Opportunity Alliance. This community action agency is committed to identifying and addressing social, economic, educational and health needs in Maine. propeople.com

 

 

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About Miyake and Pai Men

After many years of experience in restaurants in Tokyo and New York City, chef Masa Miyake opened his first restaurant in Portland in 2007. He has recently relocated Miyake to a stunning, contemporary space in the Old Port, where he blends Japanese technique with Maine seafood and other local ingredients to create sushi that The New York Times said “raises the bar.” In 2010, he opened his second restaurant, Pai Men, in Portland’s West End, where a more casual menu centers on Japanese noodle dishes and, in the evening, offers foods from a traditional yakitori grill. For more, visit miyakerestaurants.com.

 

About Grace

Portland’s most visually distinctive restaurant is housed in a former church, faithfully restored in 2009 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In this dramatic, inspiring space, centered by a large, lively bar and surrounded by vaulted beams and stained glass, chef Peter Sueltenfuss serves inventive, locally sourced New American food, offering what Boston Magazine called a “divine experience.” For more, visit gracerestaurant.com

 

About The Foreside Tavern

Just 5 miles from downtown Portland in Falmouth Foreside, The Foreside Tavern is a family friendly gathering place known for its warm welcome and inventive American bistro menu featuring Maine ingredients. At the bar watching the game, relaxing by the fireplace in the winter or listening to live music on the terrace in the warmer months, there is something for everyone, in every season. For more, visit theforesidetavern.com

 

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and good programs to catch the children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®, Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out®, and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline®. Visit Strength.org to learn more.