Beginning March 5th, for the month of March we will be hosting COMMUNITY FAMILY NIGHT: Join us for a family-style dinner around a big community table every Thursday (with the exception of March 19th) with one of the farmers or purveyors that support Grace with their beautiful bounty. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this is a great opportunity to learn more about Maine agriculture, each other and how we all connect. $30 per person (not including drinks & gratuity). Dinner is served at 6PM. There are only 16 spaces available, therefore reservations are required. To find out more about this, including the week’s special guest, please call us at 207-828-4422. Reservations cannot be made on Open Table for this event.
BEGINNING MARCH 6th,
THE HAPPIEST HOUR OF WINE, every first Friday. Come in to taste some wine, talk with wine experts and enjoy amazing pricing on wine specials from 5-6:30
On April 24, 2015 from 5-7 pm Crush Distributors is bringing 8 Austrian winemakers to the States and they are all going to come to Grace for a one of a kind event. 50 Wines to taste, beautiful hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet the people who grow, crush & create wine from one of the most beautiful regions on earth. Get your tickets today! Brown Paper Tickets http://m.bpt.me/event/1285075
-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 review of the dinner.
THINGS GONE BY:
**Friday June 13th 2014, "Requiem for the Disco"
This event kicked off Pride week in Portland! We worked very closely with Lady Zen & the members of the Pride Committee to create a night in Portland that hadn't been seen before. Dancers, musicians, costumes & delicious spirits helped create a night never to be forgotten!
**Sunday April 26th 2013, “Chopped”
The second annual "Chopped" was again a huge success in raising money for Cooking Matters Maine, a program of Share Our Strength & Good Shepherd Food Bank! Thank you to all who participated and a big congratulations to Karl Deuben of Small Axe Food Truck for being this years winner!!
**December 31, 2013 , 5th Annual New Year's Eve,
$3,000 was raised for Good Shepherd Food Bank!
** October 31st 2013, 5th Annual Halloween Bash
$750 was raised for Frannie Peabody Center this year!!!
**Friday June 7th, 2013, “Austrian Wine”
Anton Bauer was here to feature and sample his beautiful wines from Austria. It was so great to have Toni here in Portland for the first time ever and hope he will come back again!
**May 19th, 2013 “Chopped”
Cooking Matters Maine, a program of Good Shepherd Food Bank and Share Our Strength, partnered 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. 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
**March 1-8, 2013 “Share Our Strength”
Our annual Share Our Strength Week was back. $30 three course menus nightly, $1 from each is donated to Share Our Strength www.nokidhungry.org. We raised $275!
**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!!
**September 18-22, 2012
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. WE RAISED $1000 FOR SHARE OUR STRENGTH DINE OUT!!! For more information on Share Our Strength, please check out their website at www.nokidhungry.org