Signature Event Video

Maine Restaurant Week put together a great video of the Signature Event. Click below to watch it!

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March 12, 2015

Maine Restaurant Week Signature Event

 

sigevent1We had an incredible time at the Maine Restaurant Week Signature Event this year – and we’d like to thank you all for naming Opus Ten People’s Choice Winner! It means so much to us to have the support of our incredible community.

This year’s event was a food and drink pairing competition. We prepared a Mexican Chocolate Martini paired with a pulled pork slider with house pickles on a beignet.

To make the martini at home, here’s our recipe:

Mexican Chocolate Martini
1 1/2 oz Double Cross Vodka
1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz chocolate sauce
1/2 oz spicy simple syrup (with fresh jalapeno and cinnamon stick)
Sprinkled with a mixture of cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, and chili powder

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March 12, 2015

Maine Restaurant Week Menus

We’re participating in Maine Restaurant Week again this year, and there are two full weeks to celebrate – March 1-14. Click through to read our complete menus for David’s Restaurant. View menus for 388 and Opus Ten at MaineRestaurantWeek.com. … Continue Reading »

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February 24, 2015

David’s Recipe for Scallops in White Chocolate

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s David’s recipe for scallops in white chocolate. See how to prepare them step-by-step with this video of David’s recent visit to the 207 kitchen.

Scallops in White chocolate

Yield: 2 dinner portions

Ingredients:

  • 6 0r 8 very large sea scallops – they should be about 1 ½ oz each
  • Salt- kosher
  • Black pepper – fresh cracked
  • White truffle oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 t Garlic- Minced fresh
  • 1 T Shallots – thinly sliced
  • 1 T Leeks – green only – thinly sliced
  • 4 oz Vouvray wine – demi sec or fairly sweet Riesling
  • 6 oz Heavy cream
  • Shaved white chocolate
  • 2 T Italian parsley, chiffonade

Method of Preparation:

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February 11, 2015

James Beard Dinner

David Turin cooking at James Beard House

On October 21 we had the incredible opportunity to prepare a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. It was an unforgettable experience that we’re honored to have been a part of. Here are a few shots from the evening of the team that made it happen. Thank you for your support in helping us reach this milestone! … Continue Reading »

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November 14, 2014

Video from James Beard Dinner

The camera got bumped at some point, but you can still catch a lot of the action from the James Beard Dinner:

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November 12, 2014

David on 207 in preparation for James Beard Dinner

David Turin is a chef you’ve seen many times in the 207 kitchen. He’s now preparing, though, for what may be the biggest night of his professional life.

On Oct. 21st, he’ll be cooking dinner for connoisseurs of fine food at the James Beard House in New York City.

The Beard House is the former home of the great writer and chef, James Beard. And making dinner there is kind of like being asked to drop by Fenway Park to demonstrate how to play baseball.

Turin has four restaurants in Maine, including David’s Opus 10 in Portland.

See David’s interview on 207 here: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/207/2014/10/20/chef-david-turin/17631625/ … Continue Reading »

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October 20, 2014

TheTravelBite.com Visits Portland & Loves Opus 10

“If I could only recommend one meal in Portland, this would be it,” says food and travel blogger Rachelle Lucas after her recent visit to Opus 10. She made a few stops in Portland on her way up to Nova Scotia and discovered what we already know: Portland is a foodie heaven! … Continue Reading »

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October 10, 2014

Portland chefs tapped for James Beard House event

Some of Portland’s favorite chefs have been selected to prepare a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City.10-10-14-TG-James-Beard-chefs-Davids-Opus-10

David Turin, of David’s, and Damian and Ilma Lopez, of Piccolo, will be heading to the Big Apple to prepare some of their favorite dishes for the big city food aficionados.

Dr. Christopher Papagni, program committee member of the James Beard Foundation, announced their selection this week.

Read the full story from the  Portland Daily Sun here. … Continue Reading »

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October 9, 2014

MaineToday Likes 388’s Specialty Cocktails

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Writing for MaineToday, Claire Jeffers recently visited David’s 388 and sampled some of our special seasonal cocktails. The “Apricot Fizz” and the “Cape Elizabeth” (pomegranate vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice on the rocks) are on our menu of seven cocktails that Jeffers called “seasonal, classic, and simple.” Read more about her dining experience or come join us for a drink! … Continue Reading »

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May 25, 2014