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Kristen Kish to Cook at White Barn Inn; Piccolo Hosting Black Winter Truffle Social; More

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KENNEBUNKPORT — Kristen Kish, who won Top Chef Seattle and became a Gap model and chef de cuisine at Menton in Boston (and is also pretty handy with a live lobstersorry PETA) will be co-hosting a Bocuse D'Or dinner at the White Barn Inn with the executive chef there, Jonathan Cartwright, on Feb. 20. The price is $120/person for a six-course menu with wine pairings. The menu features things like foie gras terrine with apple meringue and local pork loin with truffle braised crispy pork hock. Check it out in full at the bottom of the post. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (207) 967-2321. [EaterWire]

OLD PORT — Piccolo is having a Black Winter Truffle Social on Jan. 16. The reception begins at 6:45 p.m. and dinner starts at 7. The four-course dinner will feature mushrooms, chestnuts, housemade pasta, local vegetables, sweets and plenty of black winter truffles. Cost is $125/person plus tax and tip. It includes Italian wine pairings. Only a couple seats remain. Call (207) 747-5307 for reservations. [EaterWire]

BAYSIDE — The Portland & Rochester Public House is celebrating Robert Burns Day on Jan. 25, starting at 7 p.m. According to the release, "Scotland's favorite son and poet laureate" loved many things and "[t]he written word, Scotland, women, and whiskey were chief among them." For his birthday party, there will be poetry readings, special whiskeys, haggis and door prizes for kilts. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

BRUNSWICK — The Inn at Brunswick Station will hold its third annual Ice Bar on Feb. 6-8 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be specialty cocktails and appetizers (like wings and pigs in a blanket), along with two carved ice bars. Live entertainment is planned for Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $10 in advance or for $12 at the door. Order them here. 21+. [EaterWire]

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Inn at Brunswick Station

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The White Barn Inn

37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 04043 (207) 967-2321