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The North Point Wine Bar Opens At 5

[Photos: Ted Axelrod]

Here's a look inside The North Point, the wine bar in the Old Port opening just in time for cocktail hour today. The creation of brothers Noah and Daniel Talmatch (who built the place themselves), it's dark and cozy, with artwork on the walls by their younger brother, Ezra, who passed away last year. Noah is the veteran restaurateur of the pair, and Dan is a former banker and IT consultant, who just returned to the states after 20 years of living in Norway. Ezra was the inspiration for The North Point, says Dan. "After he died, we decided it was time for the other two brothers to do something together."

The wine bar's menu is not yet online, but according to The North Point's Facebook page, it features "quality cocktails, cheese and meat plates, delicious appetizers, lite bites and hot pressed flatbreads." There are 10 Maine beers on tap; an extensive cocktail list and all wines are available by the bottle or glass.

Pita Points $8.50
Warm Pita Bread served with Kalamata Olive Tapenade & Lemon Basil Hummus

Arugula Side Salad $6.00
Shaved Parmesan, Pear, Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Champagne Pork Paté $10.00
Served with Hot Dijon Mustard, Horse Radish, Gherkin Pickles and Toasted Baguette

Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes $12.00
Fresh Pork, Beef & Veal Meatloaf topped with Whipped Mashed Potato & Hearty Gravy

Hot Sausage Tasting $13.50
A sampling of savory sausages served with Horseradish, Dijon, BBQ & Hot Sauce

Maine Mushroom on Naan Bread $12
Caramelized Cremini Mushrooms, Feta, Mozzarella, Roasted Shallots & Maine Blueberry Puree

Paris on Pita Bread $10
Brie, Pear, North Point Peach Chutney, Granny Smith Apple with Honey Drizzle

The North Point

35 Silver Street, Portland, ME 04101 207-899-3778 Visit Website