Southern Maine is quickly becoming a home for acclaimed, inventive distilleries with creations from bourbon to bierschnaps. These innovative distilleries have been flying under the radar, quietly tinkering away at recipes and putting out small batches of spirits, while the craft beer scene holds the spotlight. Here are a few of our favorite Maine distilleries, both industry veterans and newcomers to the scene: Liquid Riot Bottling Co. in Portland is producing some of the most creative and offbeat spirits we’ve seen in a while (for instance, they’re the…

The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years to ancient Greece and Rome. Adding flowers to your food and beverage can be a nice way to add color, flavor, and a little fun. Flowers can be spicy, or herby, while others are floral and fragrant. Make sure your flowers are edible before you add them to anything you would eat or drink.   Spring in Your Step Cocktail This cocktail is showy and colorful and is made with ingredients straight from the garden! Lavender and rhubarb…sweet,…

Green Events Catering is filled with opportunities to be creative with recipes and the aesthetics of food. What is often overlooked is how many creative opportunities exist when planning green events. Over the course of our catering careers, we have developed a green strategy that helps reduce your event’s carbon footprint and will leave all your guests satisfied both gastronomically and eco-consciously. Best of all, you can have it without putting undue stress on your budget. Our biggest green event each summer is the TD Beach to Beacon…