Valentine’s Day, celebrated by couples at all stages of romance, is a prime night for dining out. Even the best home cooks may surrender the job to the professionals when it comes to shucking oysters, searing foie gras, or creating elaborate chocolate desserts.
The Daily Meal just ranked Eventide Oyster Co. the second-best oyster bar in American. But it’s not the only place in town to indulge in the briny treats, what French poet Leon-Paul Fargue famously said was like “kissing the sea on the lips.”
January is National Hot Tea Month, appropriately so, since there may be no better time to wrap your cold hands around a hot cuppa’ than in the dead of winter. Here are places where tea drinkers can find it properly brewed.
On a cold winter night you could warm up in that time-honored Maine way — slugging Allen’s Coffee Brandy straight from the bottle. But if you’d rather sip, Portland bartenders will be happy to mix you up a hot toddy, mulled cider or other winter warmer.
Sparkling wine adds its festive effervescence to a bevy of cocktails from bars and restaurants in Portland.
From haute cuisine to burgers and egg rolls, there’s a Maine restaurant to feed whatever you’re hungry for on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.