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OGUNQUIT - On Thursday, chef James Walter and his team at Five-O Shore Road will recreate dishes they were served at dinners in Tuscany this winter, during a month-long trip to Italy. The food is inspired by an evening with the Baracchi family, owners of the Relais & Chateau property Il Falconiere, at their sister restaurant, Locanda del Molino and a dinner at Felisina Winery in Chianti. Wines accompanying each course will be from Felsina. The cost is $69, including tax and gratuity and the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

PORTLAND - From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, "Dave the Raw Food Trucker" will talk about the benefits of a vegan/raw food lifestyle at Roost House of Juice on Free Street. The sponsors of the event, Roost House of Juice and Girl Gone Raw, will be serving a limited juice, smoothie and food menu during the evening. Tickets are $15 at the door and a sell-out is expected. Call 207-899-4275 for reservations. [FB]

FREEPORT - The 8th annual Taste of the Nation Maine will be on Sunday, June 23, under tents in the "wedding field" at Wolfe's Neck Farm, Set on 626 acres on Casco Bay, Wolfe's Neck is a non-profit organization and working saltwater farm dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, education, and outdoor recreation. Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation Maine is a culinary benefit that raises critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in the state. Tickets for Taste of the Nation® Maine are $125 for General Admission and $200 for VIP, which includes a reception. For the first time, members of the Maine Innkeepers Association are offering special rates for Sunday evening for those attending the event. Tickets and more details are at strength.org/portlandme. [EaterWire]

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