Max Fish Presents Leblon Cachaca Dinner #2

2015-06-11 Leblon Dinner

Max Fish is very pleased to present a
LEBLON
CACHAÇA DINNER

June 11th, 2015
With special guest Steve Luttmann,
Founder & President of Leblon Cachaça

Menu by Robert Peterson, Executive Chef at Max Fish
Cocktails by Andres Soriano, Bar Manager at Max Fish

Reception 6:30pm
O Corocao Cocktail, featuring Leblon Cachaça

Course 1
Lau Morango
Strawberry, demerara, lime

Caramelized Salmon
Guava glaze, palm heart salad, avocado, jalapeno vinaigrette

Course 2
Rosemary in Rio
rosemary, lemon, honey

Grilled Squid & Octopus
Moqueca bahiana broth, dende oil, sweet peppers, coconut milk

Course 3
O Tiki
triple sec, falernum, lime

Gringo Churrasco
Pork Belly Wrapped Beef Tenderloin, Linguica, farofa, black bean sauce,
chimmichurri

Dessert
La Brasilia
Leblon Cedilla, rock candy, bitter

Passionfruit Crepe Cake
Ripe strawberries, toasted coconut

$69 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max Fish in Glastonbury for reservations
860-652-3474 (FISH)

110 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
maxrestaurantgroup.com/fish

1815 to 2015: Celebrating 200 years of Laphroaig Whisky

MAX DOWNTOWN IS VERY PLEASED TO PRESENT
1815 TO 2015:
A CELEBRATION OF 200 YEARS OF LAPHROAIG SCOTCH WHISKY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SIMON BROOKING
MASTER WHISKEY AMBASSADOR FOR LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY

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TUESDAY MAY 12TH AT MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD

6:00PM
MEET & GREET RECEPTION WITH SIMON BROOKING
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR COCKTAIL

6:30PM SEATING

MENU BY CHEF CHRISTOPHER SHEEHAN

1
HOUSE MADE LAMB SAUSAGE
FAVA BEANS, PICKLED RHUBARB, SHISITO PIPPERADE
LAPHROAIG SELECT

2
CITRUS CURED SCOTTISH SALMON
TARRAGON CRUMPET, BEETS, RADISH, WATERCRESS CRÈME FRAICHE
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR CASK STRENGTH

3
POINT JUDITH RAZOR CLAMS
SMOKED POTATO, PANCETTA, RAMP BUTTER
LAPHROAIG QUARTER CASK

4
ROASTED WAGYU SIRLOIN
MOREL MUSHROOMS, BUNCHING ONIONS, NETTLE EMULSION
LAPHROAIG TRIPLE WOOD

5
COCONUT AIR CAKE
LAPHROAIG CHOCOLATE PUDDING
LAPHROAIG 25 YEAR

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$125 PER PERSON
NOT INCLUDING TAX OR GRATUITY

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED.
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 860.522.2530

CITY PLACE, 185 ASYLUM STREET HARTFORD, CT 06103

see the video tour of Laphroaig below…

Click here for the Max Restaurant Group online Calendar

Away Game: Thomas Hooker Brewery Dinner by Max Burger and Max Catering 5/18

Hooker-Brewing-for FBMax Burger and Max Catering & Events
are teaming up and going on the road for a
THOMAS HOOKER BREWERY DINNER
16 Tobey Rd, Bloomfield, CT
Monday May 18th 2015
6:30pm

Cuisine by Chefs Scott Miller and Steve Michalewicz

UPON ARRIVAL | BLONDE ALE & DEMURE SMOKED SAISION
LA QUERCIA PROSCUITTO | RAMP OIL | HBC TOAST
MOREL | PEA | OAK LEAF DAIRY GOAT CHEESE TARLETT
RHUBARB & SPRING ONION CONFITURE | FRESH SHEEPS MILK
CRAB DEVILED EGGS | SALMON ROE | PIMENTON
LAMB BURGER | FETA | PICKLED SPRING ONION

COURSE ONE | HONEY BERRY HAPPINESS
PICKLED GREEN STRAWBERRIES | AGED GOAT CHEDDAR | BEETS | STONEWALL APIARY HONEY YOGURT | PURE LOVE GRANOLA

COURSE TWO | BREWTUS MAXIMUS AMERICAN PALE ALE
SMOKED DUCK DRUMETTE | RHUBARB MOSTARDA | BRUSSELS SPROUT SLAW

COURSE THREE | TENACIOUS IPA
CRISPY MOLLUSK FARROTTO | RADISH | CELERY LEAVES

COURSE FOUR | DEFIANCE DOUBLE IPL
BO SSAM | RAW NOANK OYSTERS | ROASTED PORK SHOULDER | KIMCHEE | BIBB LETTUCE

COURSE FIVE | LIBERATOR DOPPELBOCK
CHOCOLATE DOPPELBOCK SHAKES | COOKIES

SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS PER GUEST

(not including tax or gratuity)

Seating will be limited

Reservations are confirmed online by clicking here

#CHEFTOFARM  MaxCateringAndEvents.com

Broad Brook Brewing Dinner at Max Burger Longmeadow 5/18

Max-BurgerMax Burger in Longmeadow is very pleased to present a brewery dinner
featuring the local craft brews of Broad Brook Brewing Co. of East Windsor, CT.
Special Guest: Eric Mance, President of Broad Brook Brewing. 

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Monday May 18th at 6pm

Menu by Chef Paul McKenzie
5:30pm: Tapping Kegs
6:00pm: “Beer-ception”
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Beer Tastings
6:30pm: Seating

Amuse Bouche
Fried Shishito Peppers
chipotle remoulade
Broad Brook Ale

Course 1
Salt Cod Fritters
red pepper aioli
Hopstillo I.P.A.Course 2
Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps
bibb lettuce, smoked tomato, balsamic
Pink Dragon Wit Beer

Course 3
12 Hour Smoked Brisket
southern slaw, smoky bbq sauce, sweet potato hash
Maibock

Course 4
Drunken Cherry Milkshake
cherry gastrique
Rooster Inhaler Imperial Stout

$60 per person
(not including tax & gratutity)

Limited Seating. Call for reservations today.
413.798.0101

Max Burger 684 Bliss Rd. Longmeadow, MA

Click here for the Max Burger Website

Click here for the Broad Brook Brewing Website

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Fess Parker Winery Dinner at Max A Mia with Winery President Tim Snider

Fess-Parker-1Max A Mia is very pleased to welcome Tim Snider, 

President of Fess Parker Winery from Santa Barbara
For a wine dinner featuring the wines of Fess Parker Winery
and cuisine by Chef David Stickney.

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Monday May 4th
6:30 reception | 7:00pm seating

-Reception-
Royal red shrimp toast, pompelmo glaze/
Sicilian pistachio crusted goat cheese, saba/
Polenta fritella, apple butter
Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County, 2011

I
Mango wrapped Stonington sea scallop crudo “ravioli”,
Parsley-meyer lemon vinaigrette
Fess Parker Chardonnay Ashley’s, Sta. Rita Hills, 2013

II
Oak grilled lamb scottadito, red carnaroli,
green tomato-cherry fresca
Fess Parker Pinot Noir Parker Station, Santa Barbara, 2013

III
Bracciole, swiss chard, bing cherries,
Heirloom polenta, toybox cherry tomato ragu
Fess Parker Pinot Noir Clone 115, Sta. Rita Hills, 2012

IV
Cato Corner cheeses, elderberry jam, grissini
Fess Parker Big Easy Red, Santa Barabara, 2010

$89 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max A Mia for reservations
860-677-6299
70 East Main Street Avon, CT 06001

After a successful acting career, Fess Parker sought out and established his winery in the late 1980s, as a way to create a business to pass along to his children and future generations.  With an original 714 acres, he began by planting vines in 1989, in Santa Barbara County.  Today we have the happy occasion to sample his wines and present them for this fabulous dinner.  Tim Snider is President of the winery as well as husband to Fess’ daughter Ashley.

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Nicola Biscardo Wine Dinner at Max Amore 5/7/15

MAX AMORE IS VERY PLEASED TO PRESENT

Nicola Biscardo Selections Wine Dinner
With Special Guest Nicola Biscardo

Thursday May 7th

Nicola Biscardo is the owner and operator for ConExport and the Biscardo Selections, which imports fabulous Italian wines into the United States, all sourced from only estate owned productions from Italy. His collection of wines, including his own estate, are tremendous values and work exceptionally well with cuisine.

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We are very pleased to have Nicola as our guest for the evening on May 7th, as he highlights some selections from his portfolio alongside the cuisine of Executive Chef Ted Burnett.

Reception will be at 6:30, Seating about 7:00

Reception
Fresh Apricots wrapped with Prosciutto di San Daniele
&
Fig Arancini
Sassi Pinot Grigio, 2013 (Veneto)

Course 1
Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
celery ribbons, lemon vinaigrette, castelvetrano olive tapenade
Castellargo Albus Grave Bianco, 2013 (Grave del Friuli)

Course 2
Ragu alla Barese Orecchiette
Feudo di San Nicola Negroamaro, 2011 (Puglia)

Course 3
Lamb Duetto
Rosemary crusted rack of lamb, slow roasted lamb belly, creamy parmesan polenta, grilled radicchio di Treviso, juniper berry jus
Marchesi Biscardo Amarone delle Valpolicella DOC, 2009 (Veneto)

Dessert
Fresh berries, zabaglione, crushed hazelnuts
iPola Moscato d’Asti DOCG, 2013 (Piemonte)

$80 per person
not including tax and gratuity

Please call Max Amore for reservations
P:860-659-2819

140 GLASTONBURY BLVD. SOMERSET SQ.
GLASTONBURY, CT 06103

Here is a short video by Nicola Biscardo describing his company’s background…

https://youtu.be/qTZaJ7cfZmc

Max Lunch Club with Hecht & Bannier April 24

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Formed in 2002, by founders Gregory Hecht and François Bannier, Hect & Bannier is a micro-negociant known for its cutting edge wines and have proved to be formidable players in the French wine producing regions of Languedoc, Roussillon & Provence.

Special Guest Speaker:
Mark Raymond, Northeast Regional Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons

Cuisine by Executive Chef Hunter Morton

12:45pm Reception | 1:00pm Luncheon

Reception
Fried Oyster Salad- spinach, Pickled vegetables, Mint, Lemon
Hecht & Bannier Languedoc White, 2013

Course 1
Stonington Flounder, Marinated asparagus, Spring onions, Radish, Spring Vegetable Sauce
Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rose, 2014

Course 2
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast-Sugar Snap Peas, Pickled Local Ramps, Smoked Butter Braised Potatoes, Almond Milk,
Hecht & Bannier Roussillon Red, 2009

Dessert
Chocolate Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce, Brioche
Hecht & Bannier Minervois Red, 2012

$37.50 per person
not including tax or gratuity

For Reservations – 860-236-6299
Max’s Oyster Bar | 964 Farmington Ave. | West Hartford

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Uinta Brewing Beer Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar April 30th

Uinta-at-Oyster-TOP copyA RECEPTION & FIVE COURSE DINNER
FEATURING THE CRAFT BREWS OF
UNITA BREWING CO. OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Founded in 1993, Uinta Brewing has been making eclectic craft beers in a wide range
of styles and serving world class beers to good people in better ways, ever since. Since
2001 Uinta Brewing has been 100% wind-powered, becoming the first Utah company to
reach this mark. In an effort to continue its commitment to using renewable resources,
Uinta Brewing installed solar-electric paneling on the brewery’s roof in 2011.

• UINTA TAP TAKE-OVER (EVERYONE INVITED) @ 5:00pm •

• BEERCEPTION FOR DINNER GUESTS @ 6:00 •

• SEATING FOR UINTA BEER DINNER @ 6:30 •

GUEST SPEAKER: SHAWN DUNN, NE REGIONAL MANAGER FOR UINTA
CUISINE BY EXECUTIVE CHEF HUNTER MORTON

#1
Jonah Crab and Ramp Hushpuppies
green goddess dressing
UINTA SUM’R: citrusy summer ale from their 100% organic line.

#2
Oak Hill Farms Goat Cheddar Beer Soup
blackened stonington red shrimp
UINTA WYLD: extra pale ale from their 100% organic line.

#3
Chicken and Biscuit
fried chicken, charred onion, blue cheese,
buttermilk biscuit, pickled tomato jam
UINTA HOO DOO: a kolsch style ale.

#4
Grilled Salt n Pepper Beef Ribs
black eyed peas, collard geens
UINTA HOP NOSH: an IPA.

#5
Black Walnut Pound Cake
black lager chocolate gravy
UINTA BABA: black lager from their 100% organic line.

$65 PER PERSON
(NOT INCLUDING TAX & GRATUITY)
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 860.236.6299

964 FARMINGTON AVE. WEST HARTFORD, CT MAXSOYSTERBAR.COM

Click Here for the Brewery Website

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4/20 Dogfish Head Brewery Dinner at Max Burger Longmeadow

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SOLD OUT – Monday, April 20th, 2015 @ 5pm
Max Burger in Longmeadow, MA presents a craft brew
dinner featuring Maryland based Dogfish Head Brewery.
Special Guest Speaker, John Healy of Dogfish Head Brewery.
Menu by Executive Chef Dave Sudol.

Welcome Reception: 5pm
Dinner: 5:30pm

Amuse
Deconstructed Duck Pastrami Rueben
whole grain mustard remoulade
Namaste

#1
Beef Tartare
togarashi spiced chip | gribiche | tempura caperberry
61 Minute I.P.A.

#2
Jumbo Seared Scallop
coconut black rice | daikon slaw | wasabi tobiko
American Beauty

#3
Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs
baconaise potato salad | sweet corn bread
Red & White

#4
Immort Ale Maple Waffle Sundae
Immort Ale
Dogfish_head_brewery$65 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call for reservations: 413.798.0101
Max Burger | 684 Bliss Rd. |  Longmeadow, MA 01106

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The Cooper Is THE Place for Barreled Negroni

The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens has been noted for a classic drink recipe variation:  The Negroni, made just about everywhere, but is not always made properly.

One of the most sublime drinks in our repertoire, the barreled Negroni takes things to the next level by allowing the ingredients to meld and mellow, as well as picking up hints of oak from the barrel contact.

Great stuff, and we appreciate Palm Beach Illustrated for taking notice.

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South African Wine Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar April 9th

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Thursday, April 9th – 6:30pm at Max’s Oyster Bar

Menu

False Bay Chenin Blanc 2012
Amuse-bouche

1st
Waterkloof Circle of Life White 2012
Lobster Samosa
Hearts of Palm, Coconut Chutney, Spiced Yogurt

2nd
False Bay Chardonnay 2012
Cape Malay Fish Curry
Hake, Roasted Garlic, Basmati Rice, Tamarind, Cilantro

3rd
False Bay Shiraz 2012
Sepe Farms Lamb Pie
(Bobotie) Tamarind, Almonds, Raisins

4th
Waterkloof Circle of Life Red 2009
Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Antelope
Sweet Potato Mash, Carrots, Peanut, Honey

Desert
False Bay Pinotage 2012
Malva Pudding
Apricot, Cinnamon Ice Cream

$79 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations
860-236-6299
964 FARMINGTON AVE. | WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107

Lunch Club at Max’s Oyster Bar March 27th

 

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For the next installment of the Max Lunch Club series, Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford will be welcoming fine wine specialist Luis Suarez from CT Distributors, Inc., who will be hosting the wines of Terra d’Oro winery, from the Amador County AVA, in California.

Originally known as Montevina Winery, Terra d’Oro has been making wines in eastern California since 1973, and has always shown what locals have known since the mid-1800s about this wine region – the wines are great!

Mr. Suarez will be guiding the discussion on the wines and Chef Hunter Morton will be preparing a fabulous lunch menu to accompany.

Reception ~ 12:45pm

First Course
Terra d’Oro Chenin Blanc 2013
Crispy Melville Cheese
Roasted Vegetable Farro, Pistachios, Baby Greens, White Balsamic

Second Course
Terra d’Oro Barbera 2011
Cacciucco
Tuscan Seafood Stew, Crostini

Third Course
Terra d’Oro Petite Sirah 2012
Zinfandel Braised Veal Osso Bucco
Vegetable Sofrito, Gremolatta

Dessert
Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bombe

Lunch Club is open for reservations, and for March 20th will be priced at $37.50 per person, not including tax or gratuity.

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations:

964 FARMINGTON AVE./ WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107 / P: 860-236-6299

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Relic Brewing Dinner at Max Burger West Hartford 3-25-15

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2ND NIGHT ADDED! THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH AT 6PM

UPON ARRIVAL

THE FLETCHER AMERICAN PALE ALE
BLUEPOINT OYSTERS | STEAK TARTAR | QUAIL EGG
DEVILS ON HORSEBACK | HOUSE BACON
HBC BAGUETTE | BEER, PIMENTO, & CHEESE SPREAD

COURSE ONE
CLOCKWORK PALE ALE
FLUKE & FRIES | CURED EGG YOLK GRIBICHE |CRISPY CAPERS | CHARRED LEMON

COURSE TWO
RYEPOCOLYPSE IMPERIAL RYE STOUT
SMOKED LAMB RACK CHOP | DR. PEPPER GASTRIQUE | WHIPPED PARSNIP | CHERRIES

COURSE THREE
QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE PORTER
BEEF CHEEKS | POBLANO MOLE | DRIED SCALLOP FRIED QUINOA

COURSE FOUR
BIER DE NOEL WINTER ALE
LOCAL STINKY AND NON STINKY CHEESES | GREEN WALNUTS

$59 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

Seating will be limited. For reservations please call: 860-232-3300

Max Burger | 124 LaSalle Road | West Hartford