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A Preview of Tipo at Central Provisions

The following are photos from our fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner at Central Provisions. The evening’s menu was a preview of owners Chris and Paige Gould’s soon to open second restaurant Tipo, and the supremely talented Chef Mike Smith who will be overseeing its kitchen.

As I plan on visiting Tipo as soon  as humanly possible, I will mostly (but not completely)  let the photos from this brilliant dinner speak for themselves.

From the very first bites, it was clear that this pair of chefs really know how to meld contrasting textures and flavors in ways that build one upon the other, each bite a magical mélange: rapini with Spanish mackerel, mushroom ragu with chicory, dry-aged sirloin with charred traviso.  So synergistically yummy!!

Then there was the pasta. While I generally don’t consider myself a pasta person, the ones pictured below had such wonderful substance, flavor, scents, that I not only found myself devouring them, but I very well may dream of them (at least until Tipo opens). Such simple dishes perfectly executed: corzetti with squash and sausage and tagliatelle with white truffles! So deeply satisfying, especially on on cold winter night!

Stay tuned…

Caviar,Prosecco Mignonette

Marinated Spanish Mackerel Braised Rapini,lemon Vinaigrette, Calabrian Chili

Chef Mike Smith hard at work

Mushroom Ragu fried Polenta, Black Truffle, Cured Egg Yolk, Chicory

Corzetti Al Moto
Roasted Squash,Ricotta Salata,Spicy Pork Sausage

White Truffle Tagliatelle Fresh Alba White Truffles,Brodo, Parmigiana Reggiano

Dry Aged Beef Sirloin
Gorgonzola Marrow Butter,Carmelized Onion Jam,Charred Treviso

Warm Fried Zeppoli With Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato Shortbread and Ricotta Cream!

Pocket Cruise!

From the makers of Pocket Brunch and Bread and Butter caterers comes my favorite summer series-Pocket Cruise! This July 21st, sunset adventure takes place aboard The Frances, a beautiful 74 foot sailboat based out of Portland, Maine. Delightful food and drink will be served during this two hour floating cocktail party, and merriment is sure to be had by all who attend! Tickets are $100 and very limited due to the boat’s capacity. Get them while you can (I have mine!) here: Tickets

Pocket Cruise

Pocket Cruise

The Frances Part Deux

I hesitate to tell you about our second trip on the Frances,because chances are you can’t go. You see Pocket Cruise only sells 40 tickets to their two hour cruise aboard the The Frances and it’s hosted by the coolest kids in town. Doubt me? How about booze filled coconuts made by the Bearded Lady and his mistress. Not good enough? Add in fabulious carribean inspired foods served in easy to eat forms. Top it all off with a beautiful crowd and Portland’s Casco Bay and you can’t miss!
Sign up for their mailing list and you may get a chance to buy one of these $100 tickets. If not you can always hire the caterers behind this happening. 20140716-081748-29868965.jpg