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January 2017

Winter 2017 Cooking Class at TIQA


We invite everyone to participate in our winter 2017 cooking classes. Classes include: Culinary Art of Braising (1/29); Romantic Breakfasts (2/5); Making Pasta at Home (2/12); Making Fantastic Mezze Plates (2/19);  and Cooking Camp for Kids (2/20 - 24). Learn more below. Pork Osso Buco and the Culinary Art of Braising Sunday, January [...]

Travel to Israel and the West Bank


Our culinary team is always focused on creating an inspired Mediterranean experience for all of our diners. To better understand the flavor profiles and to bring them back to you we've traveled to Jerusalem and to Aman, Jordan. Chef Bo, GM Patrick Morang, Deen and Carol have made the trip.  We're focused on ingredients [...]

December 2016

TIQA Pan Mediterranean and TIQA Cafe Winter Hours 2017


TIQA Pan Mediterranean at 327 Commercial St. and TIQA Cafe, Deering Oaks Park, will have the following winter schedule: Both locations will be closed January 2-January 17, reopening January 18. TIQA Cafe’s hours are 7 a.m. – to dusk Wednesday through Sunday, January 18 - February, 29, 2017. They will be open 7 days a [...]

November 2016

September 2016

Old World style with modern elements


"TIQA is a gathering spot for friends and families, for brunch, lunch, and dinner." By Karen Watterson Food Editor, Maine magazine | Old Port magazine Photography: Myriam Babin "The two dining areas are inviting and comfortable, decorated in neutrals with bright bursts of turquoise and orange, a mix of Old World elements and modern comfort and [...]

TIQA Cafe Serves Simple Food Well


TIQA CAFE IN DEERING OAKS PARK IS A TINY SPOT THAT SERVES SIMPLE FOOD WELL Written by: Meredith Goad: September 2016 "The cafe offers a small selection of simple foods with a Mediterranean twist. Yes, there’s beef and chicken shawarma here, but also an Italian muffaletta and gazpacho from Spain. France gets the credit for [...]

August 2016

TIQA Makes the List: Best Chicken Restaurants in the U.S.


We were excited to be included in MSN's list of the "Best Chicken Restaurants in the U.S." The list included legends including The Nomad Hotel; Pok Pok; Momofuku Noodle Bar; Honey Butter Fried Chicken and others. Chef Bo's cooking speaks for itself -- and his sumac roasted half-chicken made this impressive list.

July 2016

“Conquering the Castle”


TIQA Cafe & Bakery was featured in Portland Monthly, the city's longtime go-to and award-winning publication. Excerpt: TIQA Cafe takes The Castle in Deering Oaks by storm with pan-Mediterranean flair. By Robert Witkowski The fanciful stone Castle in Deering Oaks Park is being invaded by hungry marauding hordes this summer, after many years in the wilderness. [...]

TIQA Introduced Happy Hour at the Castle


TIQA Cafe & Bakery at the Castle in Deering Oaks Park is pleased to announce its Monday to Friday Happy Hour --  with $1 off beers, wines & Prosecco, between 4 and 6 pm. TIQA Cafe & Bakery's drink menu is online at