Foodies, mark your calendars because Maine Restaurant Week makes its grand return for March 1st – 12th, 2022, and will include special offers, menus, and events that can only be found during this week!
Maine Restaurant Week has been celebrating local and independently owned restaurants for the past 14 years! What began in 2008 as a way to promote restaurants during the slower winter months has become one of Maine’s most anticipated annual events. This year’s event features more than 50 restaurants throughout the state (list expected to grow throughout) including some of Portland’s very own: Eventide Oyster Co., Sur Lie, Petite Jacqueline, Solo Italiano, and more!
The buzz this year, however, surrounds Crave, a coffee-infused challenge of fourteen participating cafes, chocolatiers, and/or bakeries. Each location will whip up their best coffee-infused drink, chocolate, and/or pastry of their choice, using Coffee By Design coffee as the highlighted ingredient. Sponsored by Coffee By Design, $1 from each specialty item sold will go to Preble Street Resource Center. The event will be held from March 1st -12th, 2022, and tickets are not required.
Here’s a look at the list of participating locations and their respective Crave creation:
Atlantic Baking Co.
351 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
A Coffee Pastry Cream Eclair topped with a Coffee Ganache – Coffee by Design’s ABC Sunrise Blend was used in the coffee diplomat cream filling, and Coffee by Design’s Espresso Basita was used for the espresso ganache.
Current hours are Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm
620 Congress St, Portland
“Chocolate covered Blueberry” Coffee – Blueberry syrup, chocolate drizzle, whipped cream (optional) Recommended iced with oat milk.
Current hours are Monday – Sunday 8am – 4pm
475 Fore St. and 54 Cove St., Portland
Hot ‘Mococoa Bomb’ – 70% cacao chocolate shell containing a single serving of white mocha hot chocolate and Coffee By Design Italian Roast coffee and house-made marshmallows decorated with white chocolate drizzle, a chocolate heart, and Italian Roast coffee beans.
Current Cove St. hours are Monday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Current Free St. hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday until 4pm
189 Main St, Yarmouth
Double Dark and Mascarpone Tiramisu – made with Allen’s coffee brandy and Coffee By Design Alanzo’s Double Dark.
Current Cove St. hours are Thursday – Saturday 4:30pm – 8:30pm
87 Main Street, Brunswick
Bavarian Cream Tiramisu – homemade ladyfingers drenched in Coffee By Design’s Espresso Bella Crema and Di Saronno Amaretto Liqueur, layered with rich Dutch cocoa powder and Bavarian cream.
Current Cove St. hours are Monday – Sunday 7am – 3pm
140 Marginal Way, Portland
An extra special MPD-818 Coffee By Design blend milkshake.
Current Cove St. hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7am – 2pm / Saturday and Sunday 7am – 2:30pm
788 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Caramel Macchiato Tartelette with an Espresso –Shortbread Crust – Mocha Ganache, White Chocolate, Caramel, and Maldon salt. Made using Coffee By Design’s Black Thunder.
Current hours are Monday – Sunday 11am – 8pm
Ragged Coast Chocolate
869 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092
Irish Coffee Bonbon made with Coffee By Design Organic Espresso Terra. This is a two-layer confection encased in single-origin, direct-trade bittersweet chocolate – coffee infused and Jameson’s fortified buttery caramel topped with a layer of creamy white chocolate whiskey ganache.
Current hours are Thursday and Friday 12pm – 5pm
Rosemont Market & Bakery
View Their Multiple Locations here.
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookie (5 cookies per bag) made with Coffee By Design Bella Crema Espresso. Cookies will be available in their markets for the duration of Restaurant Week (while supplies last).
Current hours for each location can be found here.
Multiple Locations, see below
Irish Crème Brulé Latte made up of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sauce, Ghirardelli Caramel Sauce, Davinci Irish Cream Syrup, Steamed Milk (oat/almond/soy available), Coffee By Design Espresso, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Sugar sprinkle with Caramel Drizzle
5 Denali Way, Augusta ME
146 Bath Rd, Brunswick ME
682 Broadway, South Portland ME
689 Lisbon St, Lisbon ME
2282 Congress St, Portland ME
4 Executive Parkway, Hudson NH
310 Pulaski Blvd, Bellingham MA
466 Washington St, Attleboro MA
683 Pleasant St, Brockton MA
11 Free St, Portland
Bourbon-Vanilla Bean Cheesecake: a flourless chocolate truffle cake, Coffee By Design Organic Girl Blend coffee mirror glaze, kumquat, chocolate soil, house-made cotton candy, Maine sea salt.
Current hours are Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 9pm
84 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101
A coffee cake muffin with a Maine Maple Sunday glaze using Coffee By Design Maine Maple Sunday coffee.
Current hours are Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm
Union Wharf Market
1 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Irish Whiskey Coffee Cake using Coffee By Design’s Midnight Jazz blend. The cake is a moist, coffee spiked sponge, soaked with a coffee-whiskey syrup, and topped with a Midnight Jazz coffee whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts.
Current hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm
103 Ocean St, South Portland
Coffee Rubbed Chicken Thigh Sandwich – Carrot slaw and spicy tamarind sauce. Made with Coffee By Design Honduras Copan Iris Alvarado Vienna Roast.
Current hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4:00pm / Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm