July Events

guest chef pop-up private event @ Lure with Chef Derek Bissonnette & Chef Scott Guerin of Moderinst Pantry - Tuesday, July 2nd

monthly community event series with nonprofit partner The Gundalow Company - more information coming soon


guest chef pop-up series

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Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm

- The Event -

Lure Bar & Kitchen is excited to welcome Modernist Pantry and guest chefs Scott Guerin and Derek Bissonnette for a private, pop-up dinner at our intimate restaurant on Tuesday, July 2nd starting at 6:00 pm. We will be closing the restaurant to the public and only selling 32 tickets to the event.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy 5 courses using local ingredients highlighted by techniques and tools that blends the art and science of cooking and used by Chefs Scott and Derek at Modernist Pantry. You’ll have the chance to meet the founders and chefs and learn a little about how your meal was prepared.

The ticket also includes an aperitif, dinner cocktail, and digestif. Our full drink menu will be available a la carte as well.

You can purchase tickets here

- The Pop-up - 

Modernist Pantry, Eliot, ME 

Modernist Pantry was founded by food lovers just like you. Who share a passion for kitchen experimentation and have everything needed to make culinary magic happen in your kitchen. Professional chef, home cook, food enthusiast—no matter your skill or experience, Modernist Pantry has something for you. They make it easy to get the ingredients and gadgets you need (and can’t find anywhere else) so that you can spend less time hunting and gathering and more time creating memorable dishes and magical culinary experiences. 

- The Chefs -  

Derek Bissonnette - most recently, Derek was the Executive Chef at The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine. He stepped out of the kitchen to focus on his passion for food photography. Prior to the White Barn Inn, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked at Several Relais Chateaux’s in North America and Europe, one being the 3 Michelin Starred, Inn at Little Washington. He is the author and photographer for Soups, the ultimate book of soups and stews. He is the owner of www.dbmainephotography.com and often combines his two passions of cooking and photography to create stunning imagery. 

monthly community event series

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The Gundalow Company + Lure

Fundraiser event with our nonprofit partner the Gundalow Company whose mission is to protect the Piscataqua Region’s maritime heritage and environment through education and action.

More information to come.

past events

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Blue Ocean Fundraiser

@ Liar’s Bench

June 5th at 4:00 pm @ Liar’s Bench Beer Co.

On Wednesday, June 5 at Liar’s Bench Beer Co. we got to have a great time and to support ocean research, education and conservation!

World Oceans Week kicks off the first week in June, and includes fun activities that celebrate the ocean. Lure is proud to be a Blue Ocean supporter and is excited to show our continued support of this great organization and protecting our oceans! We were at Liar’s Bench Beer Co. on Islington Street in Portsmouth for Blue Ocean’s 2nd Annual party featuring The Drift Collective. We also got to try some awesome hot sauces from The Spicy Shark!

There was the best local craft beer (Liar’s Bench donated a portion of beer sales to Blue Ocean Society) both inside Liar’s Bench and out in their biergarten. Drift showcased their upcycled clothing, including their Plastic Killz line. And we popped up and served some of our food, which included some of our regular menu items, but also some items you were only able to get at this special event.

There were special pint glasses available for donation that allowed you to get a couple extra ounces of beer, use reusable glassware that helped support Blue Ocean’s work!

We had such a great time supporting this awesome event, we will continue to support Blue Ocean Society and look forward to future collaborations with them and our great partners!

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Satya + Lure

Wednesday, May 15th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

We welcomed SAYTA at Lure as we celebrated a shared commitment to our community. As part of our monthly nonprofit dining series, we donated donating 30% of all ticket sales directly to SAYTA to support their mission.

SATYA is a non-profit on a mission to increase access to therapeutic yoga for at-risk and vulnerable populations in and beyond the Seacoast community. More info @www.seacoastsatya.com

Passed sized and shared selections from our locally sourced menu were provided as well as a SAYTA signature cocktail, select wine and draft beer, included in the ticket price.

Thank you to everyone who came!


Chef Gary Kim took

over Lure

Sunday, April 28th

We had a blast opeing up our restaurant and handinf over our kitchen to Chef Gary. He served up delicious Asian Inspired Tapas.

Our full bar was also be available including our craft cocktails, wine, and local beers.

We wish him the best opening up his new restaurant Mr. Kim’s at 107 State Street, Portsmouth - we can’t wait to come eat at his place!!

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Lure +

Soul Models

Wednesday, April 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Lure kicked off our monthly local nonprofit event series by partnering with Soul Models. Tickets included passed and shared selections from our menu, as well as drink specials including a signature Soul Models cocktail.

50% of all ticket sales went directly to Soul Models. These funds will help cover the operational costs and support scholarship needs as Soul Models continues to expand.