Chef's Tasting Menu

Nightly, we offer a customized Chef's Tasting Menu for $68 per person.  The menu is based heavily on local produce, meat and seafood cooked specifically for your table.  Your meal of approximately 15 courses will be uniquely prepared for you, with a large portion of dishes not from the a la carte menu.  Every Wednesday, we offer a discounted Chef's Tasting Menu for $48 per person.  The Chef's Tasting Menu can be adjusted for dietary restrictions with 48 hrs advance notice. 

Dinner Menu

Our regular a la carte menu changes frequently depending on what is in season.  To view a recent dinner menu, please click HERE.

Harvest Dinner Series Returns 

Farm dinners allows us to showcase and celebrate local farmers who provide us with such beautiful quality products.  The dinners are a Prix Fixe meal highlighting produce, meats and cheeses from the farms that we use throughout the year.  The prices of the dinners will range from $48-$68 and will include everything from starters through dessert.  In addition, we will be offering optional wine pairings for an added price to complement the flavors of the food.  The featured farmers will be attending their dinner, giving guests the opportunity to learn more about the farms, ask questions, and enjoy their meals alongside those who produced them. 

The remaining schedule is:

Oct 27

South Paw Farm, Freedom, ME
Featuring milk fed veal and veggies

Nov 10

Six River Farm, Bowdoinham, ME
This will be a 100% vegetarian dinner

Harvest Dinners are reservation only.  

A Tour of the World through Wine 

On the fourth Thursday of every month we will be hosting a regional wine dinner.  The series will be a tour of the world through wine with Chris Peterman, our sommelier, selecting fun, unusual, and classic wines from each region.  Cara will then create a menu specifically created to complement and enhance each wine.  We will often depart from our usual style of Asian small plates, so this is a fun way to experience Tao as we experiment with food from all over the world.  

2/25 Piedmont, Italy
3/24 Southern Rhone, France
4/28 New Zealand
5/26 Rioja & Ribera del Duero, Spain
6/23 Tuscany, Italy
7/28 Cote d’ Or, Burgundy, France
8/25 Napa & Sonoma Counties, CA
9/22 Bordeaux, France
10/20 Southern Australia *
11/17 Andulcia, Spain (Sherry) *
12/22 Sparkling Wine (France)

* date changed

You may book a reservation by calling 207 725-9002, emailing reservations@tao-yuan.meor book online online HERE.  If you are wondering why there are so many "8"s in the menu, it is because "8" is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. 

Wine, Beer & Specialty Cocktail Menus