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October 2017

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

2017-10-01T19:47:57+00:00

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 [...]

TIQA’s Carol Mitchell on the importance of culture, hospitality and dining experiences2017-10-01T19:47:57+00:00

September 2017

Hospitality and Service at TIQA

2017-09-14T19:18:03+00:00

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 [...]

Hospitality and Service at TIQA2017-09-14T19:18:03+00:00

TIQA Live Music Thursdays in the Lounge – Fall 2017

2017-09-01T13:35:59+00:00

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 [...]

TIQA Live Music Thursdays in the Lounge – Fall 20172017-09-01T13:35:59+00:00

August 2017

Discover TIQA’s cocktail program

2017-08-30T15:59:29+00:00

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, [...]

Discover TIQA’s cocktail program2017-08-30T15:59:29+00:00

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

2017-08-15T16:12:32+00:00

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 [...]

My goal: Create an atmosphere that encourages sharing, relaxing and really interacting during the meal – Chef Bo Byrne2017-08-15T16:12:32+00:00

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

2017-08-15T15:36:35+00:00

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 [...]

Pan-seared Scallops with Chilled Corn Cream, Smoked Potatoes and North Country Bacon2017-08-15T15:36:35+00:00

July 2017

TIQA Tomato and Crispy Eggplant

2017-07-21T18:54:15+00:00

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

TIQA Tomato and Crispy Eggplant2017-07-21T18:54:15+00:00

Portland Maine must-try lists

2017-07-15T21:13:21+00:00

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 [...]

Portland Maine must-try lists2017-07-15T21:13:21+00:00

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017

2017-07-15T13:55:17+00:00

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 [...]

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 20172017-07-15T13:55:17+00:00

May 2017

TIQA Live – Summer Calendar

2017-08-10T16:25:16+00:00

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. Join us Thursdays and start your weekend with live local music, here at TIQA. MAY 5/18 Danny Rand 5/25 Kate [...]

TIQA Live – Summer Calendar2017-08-10T16:25:16+00:00