France and Italy get more than their fair share of the glory for European wine, but Spain is not to be forgotten!  Our #FridayFlight this week showcases the scope of the Spanish wine industry, and the many beautiful bottles they produce.  From Cava to Sherry, Spain has a wine for every part of the meal, and they offer delicious flavors at unbeatable prices.  Come taste for yourself!  #Salud

For the first time, Lio will be participating in Maine Restaurant Week, March 1 – 12, offering a set 4-course menu for $35/person with optional wine pairings.  The menu for this event is below:

$35…$12/$18

I

Tasting Board
marcona almonds, olives, pao de queijo
Juvé y Camps, Brut

II

Fennel Salad
crab croutons, citrus, honey, almonds
Midoir “De Silex et Tuffeau”, Sauvignon Blanc

Chicory Salad
lamb pancetta, pecorino, hazelnut, apricot-sherry vinaigrette
Gobelsburg, Rosé

III

Pan Roasted Fluke
beet & faro salad, dried Kalamata, lemon
Les Petits Dragons, Chenin Blanc/Petit Manseng

Aged Duck *
fingerling potatoes, Lacinato kale, quince, pecan, sage
Louis Latour, Pinot Noir

Tomato & Saffron Risotto
grilled fennel caponata, Calabrian chili, burrata
Rizzardi, ‘Pojega’, Valpolicella Ripasso

IIII

Chocolate Cardamom Pots de Creme
marshmallow, pistachio
Domaine La Tour Vieille, Banyuls

Cilantro Lime Semifreddo
shortbread, yogurt
Clos du Gravillas, Muscat

Come celebrate that special occasion in our private dining room, which seats up to 25 people, with a custom menu, wine pairing optional.   For larger parties, you can book the entire restaurant, seats up to 80 people.  For more information, please contact us at info@lio-maine.com or give us a call at 207.808.7133.