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Vinland will be the first restaurant in the United States to serve 100% local, organic food.
366 backers pledged $45,023 to help bring this project to life.
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    A Vinland postcard with a heartfelt "thank you"!

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    HERB SALT. Homemade Vinland herb salt with instructions for use. Even the salt is from Maine, provided by Sea Change.

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    MERRICONEAG WALDORF SCHOOL RECEPTION AND FILM FOR ONE. Join us at Merriconeag's Desert Road campus in Freeport for a screening of the smart and hopeful documentary "Fresh," featuring Joel Salatin. Vinland will provide snacks and David will speak briefly on the issues in the film and how they relate to the mission of both Vinland and Merriconeag.

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    COMMUNITY PARTY INVITE FOR ONE.

    Invite for one to a pre-opening community party with a live band, some light snacks, and cash bar. Bring home a jar of the herb salt! Kick in an extra $25 to bring a guest.

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    BRUNCH FOR TWO. Available both Saturday and Sunday. Gluten-free, as always. Includes coffee, tea, fresh juice, and a little something sweet after the savory. Bring home a jar of our herb salt.

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    VINLAND PANTRY ITEMS.

    Herb salt PLUS Vinland pantry items: condensed yogurt whey, mushroom "soy" sauce, squash or carrot flour, and squash or carrot syrup, along with recipes for using them.

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    VIP PARTY INVITE FOR TWO.

    Invite for two to our elegant pre-opening VIP party with live music and a wide array of Vinland menu items to sample. Herb salt and pantry items to bring home (same as $100 pledge reward).

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    FIVE SESSIONS OF VINLAND COOKING AND NUTRITION CLASS. Get a five class punchcard to the Sunday afternoon class series at Vinland. You can use these classes at any time, and they never expire. We provide all the food, including enough to bring something home. We also provide good snacks. This is a 25% savings over the regular price.

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    TASTING MENU FOR TWO. A seven course tasting menu dinner for two, at Vinland, including a kitchen tour. Herb salt and pantry items to bring home.

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    CO-BENEFIT PARTY WITH MAINE CENTER FOR CREATIVITY (MCC). This level will make you feel twice as good. Bring a guest for an elegant evening of tastings at Vinland while meeting fellow creative people. 25% of net proceeds go to nurture creativity in our community through MCC. Help Vinland and MCC put Maine even more firmly on the map for innovation and creativity.

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    VINLAND OVERNIGHT. A seven course tasting menu dinner for two, lunch or brunch the next day at Vinland, a kitchen tour, and a room for one night at Morrill Mansion in Portland's West End. Herb salt and pantry items to bring home.

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    CREATE A VINLAND COCKTAIL. Meet with David and his head bartender to co-develop a unique cocktail using all local spirits and ingredients that will be featured seasonally at Vinland and which will bear your name.

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    VINLAND AT HOME. A private tasting menu dinner for up to ten in your home, in or near Portland, ME. ($1400 more for any other location in the US, east of the Hudson River.) Herb salt and pantry items for everyone to bring home.

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    VINLAND AT HOME IN NYC. NYC is the city of my birth and the home of many of my best friends. I'm now offering the tasting menu dinner for up to ten in greater NYC for just $200 more than in Portland. Guests will bring home the salt and pantry items.

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    TUSCANY TOUR. Five day, four night tour of Chianti with David Levi, including visits to the butchers with whom he trained (Stefano Falorni and Dario Cecchini), vineyard and olive grove tours, woodland hikes, visits to Florence and Siena, ongoing instruction on cooking and nutrition, and lodging in the thousand year old Canonica, the Levi family's rustic converted monastery on a hill above the village of Greve in Chianti. Up to eight people, with double occupancy. Includes lodging, home cooked food, guiding, and instruction. Of course, you'll still get the salt and pantry items! Airfare, ground transport, restaurant meals, and other non-specified expenses not included. More than one party may participate simultaneously, if space and schedules permit.

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