BLACK TRUMPET CALENDAR
Black Trumpet is available for social and work parties large and small. The dining room can be rented out for groups of up to 30 people for a seated dinner, or more for cocktail parties. And smaller groups wil find an ideal, cozy setting for a more intimate gathering. For more information please contact Denise Mallett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-431-0887.
Adam Richman - of Man vs. Food fame - named Black Trumpet as one of his top 12 favorite restaurants in the country. This is a man who eats in restaurants for a living! And The New York Times published "36 Hours in Portsmouth" and listed Black Trumpet as their Wine and Dine recommendation for dinner. We are honored by this recognition.
BLACK TRUMPET GIFT CERTIFICATES
Looking for a great gift idea? You can purchase Black Trumpet gift certificates online!
STOCK + SPICE
We are excited to announce the opening of our new shop, STOCK + SPICE, directly next door to Black Trumpet. The store sells a wide variety of usual and unusual spices, Black Trumpet mixes and rubs, local preserves, ingredients and grains. We have interesting food-related books that we love, handmade (by a chef) aprons and knife rolls, and local crafts.
Please join us for some holiday shopping, to stock your pantry, or just to browse.
SINSKEY WINE DINNER - JAN 28
We are thrilled to welcome Maria Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards to Black Trumpet for a festive wine event on Wednesday, Jan 28. Maria is a culinary hero, a successful author, and an ambassador for a great family winery that has been committed to organic practices for many years.
Sinskey wines are revelations: made from organically grown grapes, these wines have set the bar for what Napa is capable of, in price ranges that the average wine lover can embrace. Food pairings for these four beautiful wines are driven by Chef Evan's inspiration with a hefty dose of reverence for Maria Sinkey's own culinary prowess.
We will feature the following wines, paired with Evan's special menu:
2012 Abraxas - an otherworldly blend of Alsatian grapes, this white wine has few peers in America.
2010 Los Carneros Pinot Noir - A staple on the Black Trumpet list, this is a luxuriant pinot that honors both Burgundian and Napa winemaking styles.
2010 Los Carneros Merlot - Round and soul-warming, this is a bear skin rug kind of wine. Although our fireplace hasn't worked for decades, we can pretend!
2009 POV - Evan's new favorite wine on Earth, POV (for "point of view") blends Bordeaux varietals into an epiphany of savory elements swirled with complex fruit notes. A blockbuster not to be missed!
2012 Pinot Gris Late - A delicate finish to the meal, this flinty, bright dessert wine from Los Carneros has notes of honey and tangerine.
When: January 28, 2015, 6:00
"Farm-a-Q Sells Out Again", Fosters Daily Democrat, June 30, 2014
"What's in a Name", Portsmouth Herald, June 26, 2014
"10 Reasons to Drive to Portsmouth," Zagat New York City, April 8, 2014
Chef Evan Mallett named as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for the Best Chef, Northeast. This is his third time as a semi-finalist. February, 2014.
"Slow Fish", NH Chronicle highlights the Slow Fish movement, featuring Chef Evan Mallett, October 25, 2013
"Adam Richman's 12 Best Places to Eat Across America", KitchenDaily.com ,July 29, 2013
"36 Hours in Portsmouth", The New York Times, August 1, 2013
"Homemade Bitters but the Local Bite Back in Cocktails", National Public Radio, July 14, 2013
"Portsmouth, N.H., the country's third-oldest city", Boston Globe, June 29, 2013
"Chef Evan Mallett, Sustainability is Delicious", Radio Food Empire, an interview with Chef Evan Mallett. June 20, 2013
"Blossoms by the Pint: Brewers Use Flowers in their beers", Bon Appetit, April 29, 2013.
"The Black Trumpet Bistro: Curiosity Creates an Ever-Changing Menu", Celebrate New Hampshire, May 2013
Chef Evan Mallett is named a James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast! Chef Evan was also a semi-finalist in 2011.
"Chef Profile: Lauren Crosby, Black Trumpet", Taste Magazine, February, 2013
"Black Trumpet Bistro's RJ Joyce knows how to treat diners", Portsmouth Herald, January 17, 2013
"Locavore Dining on the New Hampshire Seacoast", Boston Globe, Sept 16, 2012
The James Beard Foundation names Chef Evan Mallett as a semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast. 2011
"Destination Dining", Boston Magazine, April 2011
"Compost Startup Helps Restaurants Cut Costs", NPR, June 1, 2010
Chef Evan Mallett is voted Best Chef of the Seacoast at the Spotlight Awards ."And the Winners Are...", Portsmouth Herald, April 22, 2010.
"Chefs Showcase Heirloom Vegetables", Boston Globe, October 14, 2009
"All aboard the Ark of Taste", Portsmouth Herald, October 7, 2009
"Slow Down and Stay for Dinner", Gourmet, October, 2009
"Take 10 - A Tank Away", Boston Globe, Sunday Travel Section, June 14, 2009
"Fifty Plates", Bon Appetit, What to Eat in New Hampshire: Foraged Mushrooms at Black Trumpet. May 2009
"Planting the Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture" The Wire, March 2009
"Farmers, chefs unite to preserve local use of rare seeds" Portsmouth Herald , March 9, 2009
"Four Wines - Four Chefs", New Hampshire Magazine, January, 2009.
"In The Kitchen With Evan Mallett", Portsmouth Herald, June 11, 2008.
New Hampshire Magazine names Black Trumpet as one of the 21 best bars in the state. (June 2008)
New Hampshire Magazine's Best of New Hampshire for "Best Mushrooms" (June 2008)
Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide's Editors Choice. (May 2008)
Boston Magazine's Best of New England. (May 2008)
"An International Flair For Local Ingredients", New Hampshire Home (March/April 2008)
"A gourmet contribution: Portsmouth bistro owner serves up donation to AIDS group", Fosters Daily Democrat (Feb 25, 2008)
"20 Best Restaurants" Named Best Restaurant of 2007 by Seacoast area chefs for Portsmouth Magazine's annual Restaurant Issue. (October, 2007)
"Familiar faces, fresh flavors", Union Leader (May 2007)
"The Seasoning of a Chef", New Hampshire Magazine (May, 2007)
FRIENDS OF BLACK TRUMPET
At Black Trumpet we are fortunate to be a part of the greater Seacoast community which has so much to offer its residents and out-of-town guests. Listed below are a few places and organizations that are a key part of life here, and may also make a visit to the area more complete.
OUT AND ABOUT
Tugboat Alley - Offering a gift shop and private harbor tours on a real tugboat.
Prescott Park - Portsmouth's waterfront park with beautiful gardens and live theater.
Strawbery Banke Museum - A living, historic waterfront museum featuring homes and exhibit from three centuries.
WHERE TO STAY
Ale House Inn - 121 Bow St. Newly renovated, a blend of urban style and history.
Martin Hill Inn - 404 Islington St. Beautiful, historic B&B with relaxing gardens.
Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa - 6 Water St. Kittery, ME. Relaxing inn with full spa services.
MEDIA & INFORMATION
The Wire - Local free arts and culture newspaper.
PortsmouthNH.com - a comprehensive source of businesses and information about the Seacoast.
Seacoast Local - An organization of businesses and individuals who promote a dynamic and sustainable community on the Seacoast.
FOOD & WINE
Slow Food Seacoast - Our local branch of Slow Food, dedicated to a more relaxed pace of life through enjoyment of good, clean and fair food.
Ceres St. Wine - Shop owner, David Campbell can fit you with the right bottle(s) of wine for any occision.
Corks and Curds - 13 Commercial Aly / Excellent stop for wine and cheese selections.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Press Room - Local's favorite pub featuring music nightly, great beer and vibe.
The Music Hall - The Seacoast's excellent performing arts center.
Red Door - Late night lounge with live music, DJs and excellent martinis.