March 1-14 , 2015

Maine Restaurant Week Culinary Events

Our events highlight the food and drink professionals who make Maine's restaurant scene one of the best in the country. For the seventh year, top chefs and bartenders compete for "Best in Maine" titles and teams of passionate foodies will take home prizes and bragging rights. MRW culinary events support Preble Street and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine. Thank you for supporting Maine Restaurant Week!


Maine Restaurant Week's Kick-Off
The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off (Get Tickets)
Friday, February 27, 2014
Doors at 7AM - Winner announced at 8:45AM

Guests of the Incredible Breakfast Cook-off taste each breakfast dish and vote for favorites. Each year the challengers step up to try and knock off last year's champ! Everything is included in the ticket: breakfast, coffee, tea, juice. The Bloody Mary bar opens at 7. As always, Captain and Celeste from WBLM 102.9 FM's morning show will broadcast live and the TV networks will be onsite to help kick-off MRW and crown the champ!

Order Incredible Breakfast Tickets

The Incredible Breakfast is presented by:


BOWL BIG Bowling Tournament (Register your team)
Sunday, March 1, 2014
2PM - 5PM

Maine Restaurant Week and Bayside Bowl present the MRW Chef-Am Challenge. This tournament is happening at Bayside Bowl, Sunday afternoon, March 1. Cost is just $200 for a team of four. The format for the event is Baker Style bowling. All skill levels are invited. Each team will be paired with a restaurant professional -- but we won't tell you which one until you arrive at Bayside!

Get more details and register


Strove Tuesday Pancake Races
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:30PM start time

Strove Tuesday or "Pancake Tuesday" races happen all over the world. We brought the tradition to the US last year during MRW and we're really excited to be doing it again. After work Tuesday, March 10, teams will meet in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood to compete head to head, relay style. Come dressed in costume, or not. We'll hand you an apron to wear, and a cast iron skillet with pancakes to flip throughout the race. The race course is around 100 yards long, so don't train too hard.

To register your team and get more info, call Emily at (207) 775-2126

Maine Restaurant Week's Pancake Race is made possible by:


The Signature Event
Maine's Original Bartender Competition (Get Tickets)
Sunday, March 8, 2014
Doors at 6:00PM - Winners announced at 8:00PM (Event ends officially at 8:30)

Maine Restaurant Week's Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine's master cocktail shakers and dessert makers. Come ready to sip and taste your way through each of the entries, cast votes for your favorites and help choose Maine's top bartenders and chefs. This is a 21+ event.

Order Signature Event tickets today

The Signature Event is presented by:




Breakfast Photo: Good Table Restaurant
Pancake Race logo design by David Surkin
Signature Event Photo: Peter Bissell


Celebrate Maine Restaurant Week

MRW happens each March but we share ideas about where to eat and what to order all year here and here

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