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News and Events 2017-07-31T19:19:07+00:00


Insieme Armonico special, for Gualtiero Marchesi’s birthday, March 19

March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

On Monday, March 19, our executive chef Gaetano Ascione will be preparing "Insieme Armonico." It translates to "Together” in English and is a mixture of rice and pasta. Taste this wonderful dish at TIQA or [...]

Easter at TIQA, Sunday, April 1

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

We are serving Easter supper with an expansive appetizer buffet with hot and cold appetizers, a menu with select entrees, and a dessert buffet. Easter is Sunday, April 1 and reservations are being taken for [...]

The Official New Year’s Eve of Portland, Maine

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Moët named us the official New Year's Eve party of Portland and we intend to maintain this title for many years to come! Dinner guests will be treated to complimentary bubbly and live music by [...]

Eat This Now, Fall 2017 Menus at TIQA

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The kitchen team has introduced fall lunch, bar and dinner menus with an in-depth focus on the foundations of Mediterranean cuisine. Shareable plates are at the core of this fall's Mediterranean menu. Dishes are all house-made [...]

TIQA’s Carol Mitchell on the importance of culture, hospitality and dining experiences

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I cherish all of my memories of my grandmother, who we called Sittoo. Many of my memories revolve around her dinner table. I can still smell her homemade pita bread that she baked every weekend and gave [...]

Hospitality and Service at TIQA

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Jorge Maidana is TIQA's Front of House Manager I arrived at TIQA after spending years in white tablecloth restaurants. We do not have tablecloths at TIQA. This does not mean we cannot or should not [...]

TIQA Live Music Thursdays in the Lounge – Fall 2017

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA Live Local Music Thursdays start weekly at 6 pm. Join us for drinks and a bite at the bar and support these wonderful local musicians:  9/7 Katie Daggett 9/14 To be announced 9/21 Ryan Halliburton [...]

Discover TIQA’s cocktail program

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

We opened our doors during winter 2015 and introduced a new kind of cocktail experience to Portland, Maine. Our unique cocktails feature flavors of the Mediterranean and we have value in mind… our drinks awaken your [...]

My goal: Create an atmosphere that encourages sharing, relaxing and really interacting during the meal – Chef Bo Byrne

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I traveled to Israel and the West Bank last winter with a group from TIQA. We went on a fact-finding, experiential cultural and culinary immersion. It turned into a wonderful recipe development excursion. It [...]

Pan-seared Scallops with Chilled Corn Cream, Smoked Potatoes and North Country Bacon

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

This contest originally appeared on's Catching Health Blog  By Diane Atwood:  Recipe: Scallops (Spain) Pan-seared with Chilled Corn Cream, Smoked Potatoes, and North Country Bacon In order to make this dish correctly, you need [...]

TIQA Tomato and Crispy Eggplant

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Chef Bo Byrne recently appeared in the WCSH6 207 Kitchen where he prepared his popular Tomato & Crispy Eggplant Salad.

Portland Maine must-try lists

July 15th, 2017|0 Comments

3 Must-Eat Restaurants to Make Your Portland, Maine Trip a New England Culinary Experience By Joseph Pedro - Global Cocktails  Few US cities have a culinary presence as robust as Portland, Maine. With a population [...]

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017

July 15th, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA is a restaurant for wine lovers. Our wine program is a blend of old- and new world styles, with flavor profiles that pair perfectly with any of our dishes. Earlier this month Wine Spectator magazine revealed its [...]

TIQA Live – Summer Calendar

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA Live is our live local music series, Thursdays in the lounge. Each week we welcome well known local artists to perform starting at 6 PM. TIQA Live also includes drink specials at the bar. [...]

Matthew Wexler of Passport Magazine Visits TIQA

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Passort Magazine WORLDEATS: PORTLAND, MAINE by Matthew Wexler The pan Mediterranean restaurant offers a large outdoor seating area and an equally expansive menu that draws inspiration from Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, and beyond. Stick [...]

Spring Menus and Brunch at TIQA

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The Portland Press Herald compiled its "40-plus places to eat brunch in Portland" list. Portland Press Herald's 40-plus places to brunch in Portland, Maine included TIQA. Read the article online. We just launched [...]

Saturday Afternoons with Prosecco

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Saturday afternoons at TIQA are now Saturday Bubbles! Between 2 and 6 PM in the lounge, we're serving $5 glasses of Zardetto Private Cuvee Prosecco. Think of it as your luxury afternoon Prosecco high tea! [...]

TIQA Live Music Thursdays, 6 to 8 PM

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Thursday nights in the lounge are now TIQA Live Music Thursdays. We've hired great local musicians to perform from 6 to 8 PM. Through mid-May, here's who we have lined up:  Live Music Lineup: 3/30 Ryan [...]

Recipe: Broccoli and Cauliflower Escabeche

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

RECIPE: Broccoli and Cauliflower Escabeche 1 head cauliflower 1 head broccoli 5 cloves garlic 3/4 c sliced shallots 3 c oil, vegetable 1 quart vinegar, apple cider 3/4 bunch parsley 1/4 bunch thyme 3T salt [...]

  • Maine Restaurant Week Bo and Zara winning Spirit Quest

Maine Restaurant Week 2017

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Maine Restaurant Week runs March 1-12, 2017. We are serving a special three-course dinner menu priced at $35 per guest and a special MRW lunch, at $22. Both menus are included below. We invite you [...]