At last night's Portland City Council meeting, the liquor license was approved for In'finiti Distillation & Fermentation, under construction on Commercial Street at Union Wharf by the owners of Novare Res Bier Cafe. According to a letter from company president Eric Michaud, In'finiti "will be a full-service restaurant open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner." The gastropub-ish menu filed with the application includes tapas, salads, pretzel-crust pizzas and entrees ranging from burgers and bangers and mash to Thai vegan curry and lobster mac and cheese. The projected opening is in late December.
We will focus on locally raised ingredients such as local seafood and farm products to prepare fresh in our kitchen. Beer will be brewed on-premise primarily for consumption by our restaurant patrons. We will also have a small still in order to distill house-made spirits, also primarily for on-premise consumption ... We would like to also open a small, attached retail shop, where we can sell our own packaged beer and spirits when capacity allows, as well as logoed t-shirts, glassware and other marketing items. The main focus behind the business is to create a dining experience where everything the customer eats and drinks is made or prepared on-site.
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