Fall Entertaining Tips From Maine’s Coolest Culinary Couple
“Because if anyone knows how to make cold weather living look good, it’s the husband-and-wife team behind Portland, Maine hotspots Portland Hunt + Alpine Club and newer sister restaurant Little Giant. Through their inspiring book, the Volks share secrets to getting hygge-with-it (sorry) Northern-style, blending inspiration from their Maine lifestyle and Briana’s Scandinavian heritage.”
Where to eat & drink in Portland, Maine.
"...head to the pretty Portland Hunt & Alpine Club after dinner for a drink perfectly tailored to your mood. The cocktail menu is split into four categories: refreshing, adventurous, classics (and riffs), and wildcard."
Portland Favorites Working on Cookbooks
“Even though it’s less than two hours away, we can never get enough of Portland, Maine. Later this year, a new book will bring some of what’s best about the Pine Tree State right into your kitchen, no matter where you are. Northern Hospitality with the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club: A Celebration of Cocktails, Cooking, and Coming Together is the first tome from Briana and Andrew Volk, the proprietors of the Old Port’s James Beard Award-nominated cocktail den, the Hunt + Alpine Club; and Little Giant restaurant and market.”
Favorite Coastal Cocktails
“At the heart of an Allen’s and Milk—Maine’s beloved highball—is Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy. At Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, owner Andrew Volk’s homage nixes the splash of milk and pairs the “Champagne of Maine” with white rum and a shot of local Tandem Coffee”
Portland, Maine is the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year
"Swing by Little Giant, the sophomore effort from the team behind local favorite Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, which gets clever with dishes like lobster chips with serrano ranch and Moxie-braised pork belly. The sister market next door sells local beers and groceries and daily specials (don’t miss Friday and Saturday’s roast chicken and biscuits).”
Portland Hunt + Alpine Club owners share secrets of dishing out Northern comfort
"“Northern Hospitality” is like an invitation to a party that fights the raging blizzard outside with hot buttered rum, oven pancakes drizzled in warm maple syrup, and Swedish meatballs served over homemade spaetzle."
Portland Restaurateurs Big Fan of Sea Dogs
"Briana and Andrew Volk, owners of Hunt + Alpine and Little Giant, aren't above eating cheese fries from a souvenir helmet."
Six Simply Delicious One-Bottle Cocktails
“This effortless stirred drink from Andrew M. Volk of the Portland Hunt and Alpine Club in Maine, celebrates the rye barrel and the sherry cask."
Bars with Amazing Single Barrel Programs
“Almost two hours north of Boston, in Portland, Maine, Hunt + Alpine Club is making waves with its inventive cocktail program. Single barrels play a big part in the bar’s success. “We aim to bring between two and three full barrels of private stock in a year,” says co-owner Briana Volk.”
Exploring All Things Local in Portland, Maine
“Little Giant is a general store in the West End neighborhood from Briana and Andrew Volk, owners of popular cocktail bar Portland Hunt & Alpine Club. Here, you’ll find locally sourced dairy and eggs, bags of Tandem Coffee, fresh sandwiches and Old World-leaning wines.”