October 2017

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

2017-10-01T19:47:57-04:00

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 experiences2017-10-01T19:47:57-04:00

September 2017

Hospitality and Service at TIQA

2017-09-14T19:18:03-04:00

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 TIQA2017-09-14T19:18:03-04:00

July 2017

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017

2017-07-15T13:55:17-04:00

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 20172017-07-15T13:55:17-04:00

April 2017

Matthew Wexler of Passport Magazine Visits TIQA

2017-04-25T20:42:15-04:00

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 to the Middle East (the menu veers north to Spain, France, Italy, and Portugal, too), and you’ll discover mouthwatering mezze [...]

Matthew Wexler of Passport Magazine Visits TIQA2017-04-25T20:42:15-04:00

Spring Menus and Brunch at TIQA

2017-04-17T13:54:02-04:00

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 our new brunch menu as part of our spring 2017 new menu launch. We've included a preview of new dishes [...]

Spring Menus and Brunch at TIQA2017-04-17T13:54:02-04:00

March 2017

Saturday Afternoons with Prosecco

2017-03-31T14:11:23-04:00

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! Lunch is served Saturdays until 3 and small plates are served until 5. Join us and we'll transform your normal Saturday [...]

Saturday Afternoons with Prosecco2017-03-31T14:11:23-04:00

TIQA Live Music Thursdays, 6 to 8 PM

2017-03-29T12:01:29-04:00

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 Halliburton 4/6 Danny Rand 4/13 Pete Kilpatrick 4/20 Katie Daggett 4/27 Danny Rand 5/4 Pete Kilpatrick 5/11 No TIQA Live [...]

TIQA Live Music Thursdays, 6 to 8 PM2017-03-29T12:01:29-04:00

Recipe: Broccoli and Cauliflower Escabeche

2017-03-15T14:27:18-04:00

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 1 T pepper, crushed red 1 t mustard seeds Directions Trim the broccoli and cauliflower into grillable sized chunks, ultimately [...]

Recipe: Broccoli and Cauliflower Escabeche2017-03-15T14:27:18-04:00

February 2017

Maine Restaurant Week 2017

2017-02-14T21:35:18-05:00

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 to make reservations and come experience TIQA! ~ Maine Restaurant Week Dinner Menu - 2017 Three delicious courses for $35 per [...]

Maine Restaurant Week 20172017-02-14T21:35:18-05:00

September 2016

Old World style with modern elements

2016-10-19T22:35:46-04:00

"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 [...]

Old World style with modern elements2016-10-19T22:35:46-04:00

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