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OpenTable Diners’ Choice

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We’ve been chosen as a Diners’ Choice winner on OpenTable! Thanks so much for your support! … Continue Reading »

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May 15, 2015

KathleenPierce visits Opus Ten

kpierceKathleen Pierce visited Opus Ten recently and took advantage of our prix fixe menu.

“With its brick walls, diaphanous curtains and bistro-style seating, Opus Ten is a food lab for chef Bo Bryne. The bearded Bryne works quietly in a small, open kitchen all night, toiling like a scientist mixing new formulas for your gastro pleasure. Dish by dish, a parade of butter-poached lobster on a risotto cake with citrus truffle micro greens, arrive as if parachuting down from heaven.…”

Read her entire piece online. … Continue Reading »

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April 10, 2015

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

David’s, 388 and Opus 10 Listed in “Top 50″

David's 388 in Maine MagazineA recent article in Maine Magazine named both David’s 388 and David’s Opus 10 to their list of top dining destinations in the state.

Of 388, the magazine says this:

“This younger sibling of David’s in Monument Square balances familiar flavors with the small plate format of contemporary American cuisine in a welcoming and informal space a stone’s throw from the SoPo foodie haven of Willard Square.”

And of Opus 10,

“David’s has been a mainstay of the Portland dining scene since the 1990s. In 2012, chef David Turin launched Opus Ten, a restaurant within a restaurant that treats diners to a seven-to-nine-course tasting menu in an upscale sophisticated setting. David’s location in Monument Square makes it one of the best summer spots … Continue Reading »

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March 15, 2013

“David’s Continues to Evolve and Keeps Getting Better”

Joe Ricchio details his recent dining experience in the Eat Maine Blog – here are some highlights:

Turin appears bearing the next dish in our progression. It is a fresh, sweet lobster tail that has been delicately poached in apple and leek butter, served alongside spring pea risotto, with a pea tendril and apple slaw to add a pleasant crunch. The tart, lively acidity and lemon-grapefruit flavors of the Lucien Crochet Sancerre effortlessly cut through the richness of the buttery lobster, making for yet another very successful pairing.

Read the full article here: http://www.themainemag.com/blog/eat-maine-blog/1934-davids-portland.html … Continue Reading »

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May 17, 2012

“Passion Project:” David’s Featured in Down East Magazine.

From Down East Magazine, April 2012. Story by Michaela Cavallaro.

Nestled smack in the middle of Monument Square, David’s opens its doors at midday to legions of lawyers and accountants from the surrounding office buildings. And it’s no wonder the mad rush appears: they can dash in, discuss their deals over an Asian-inflected crispy-skin duck breast, a blackened chicken salad, or a steak and lobster pizza, and head back to their desks without having run their expense accounts up too high.

David Turin’s eponymous eatery overlooking Monument Square has become a Portland institution.

But it’s not just reasonable pricing that’s made David’s a Portland stalwart. Nor is this phenomenon new: In what is arguably Maine’s most competitive dining market, the restaurant has not only endured … Continue Reading »

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April 23, 2012

“David’s 388 is a Classic, and it’s Easy to See Why”

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For an article in the Portland Press Herald, Shonna Milliken Humphrey visited David’s 388 in South Portland where she tried pork osso bucco, tuna tartar with coconut-chili truffle oil, fried calamari with feta and balsamic, and a bacon wrapped beef tenderloin.

What makes [388] so good? Balance…. Each dish is created with a subtle expertise that pushes tamer palates to explore while also offering familiar, relaxing standards for those wanting a home base.

You can read about her full experience here… better yet, come join us for a meal! … Continue Reading »

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March 30, 2012