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 and include: hummus and tehina; beef, chicken and kefta kababs; mezze plates; soups, and salads featuring warmed squash and artichoke. Highlights [...]
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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 to the families of her five children to enjoy. And thankfully, she passed her recipes on to my own mother [...]
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 strive for 5-star service, I want our guests to be wowed by the service. Danny Meyer, the restaurant industry’s service [...]
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 9/28 Katie Daggett 10/5To be announced 10/12 Ryan Halliburton 10/19 Katie Daggett 10/26 Pete Kilpatrick 11/2 Ryan Halliburton 11/9 Katie [...]
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 taste buds and don't hurt your wallet We update our cocktail list regularly based on seasonal and readily available products, [...]
My goal: Create an atmosphere that encourages sharing, relaxing and really interacting during the meal – Chef Bo Byrneadmin2017-08-15T16:12:32-04:00
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 was an amazing experience, for lots of reasons, and when I returned to Maine my mind and notebook were full [...]
This contest originally appeared on BangorDailyNews.com'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 to make a few things before making the scallops. They will cook in about 2-3 minutes. The rest of the [...]
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 hovering around 66,000, you might expect just a handful of notable eateries, yet the “city by the sea” is home [...]
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 2017 award winners and we earned an Award of Excellence. The awards honor restaurants with excellent wine selections that pair [...]