About David Levi
David Levi, chef and proprietor of Vinland restaurant in Portland, is the son of a Protestant mother and a Jewish father (whose parents and older siblings fled Italy in 1939); he was raised as a Reform Jew, which is the least strict denomination. On Sunday, Levi will hold his third annual Passover Seder at Vinland, his resolutely 100-percent local, seasonal and wild-sourced restaurant. No lemons, no olive oil, no soy sauce, no sugar – all food at Vinland is made from organic ingredients that grew or were raised in Maine. The menu is also gluten-free.