Amore Amari: Love the Dark Side of the Cocktail

We are Not Saying You Will Live Longer by Drinking Amaro,                              but you will definitely have a good time while you are here if you do…

Amore Amari: Love the Dark Side of the Cocktail

A COCKTAIL DINNER FOR THOSE A LITTLE MORE ADVENTUROUS

The word amaro literally means “bitter” in Italian.
And that’s just what we are celebrating, to varying degrees. Made by infusing a neutral spirit or wine with a blend of botanicals, Amaro is always aged in either a barrel or a bottle. Each expression uses a very specific recipe of ingredients like herbs, flowers, bark, and citrus peels to create its own unique character, which varies greatly based on where it’s produced. Tempered by adding sugar, some Amari are sweeter than others, but all have an underlying herbal bitterness, creating the intense and refreshing flavor that has made it such a popular drink in Europe, and now is highlighted as a key cocktail ingredient by the modern bartender.

While many countries have their own versions of the liqueur, Italy produces some of the best. This menu is designed to highlight the best of both worlds, with Amari cocktails by Anthony DeVito and a pairing menu to match by Chef Michael Touranjoe. Join us as we dive deep into the dark end with beautifully crafted cocktails and the menu to match.

March 14, 2017

Reception 6:15, Seating at 6:30

Reception

1.
Seaside Rendezvous
Hamachi
Canteloupe, Fennel Frawns, Yuzu Foam
Marinade with Tamarind, Ginger and Lime

2.
Chartreuse Mousse
Minted Pea Soup
Basil Crystals, Vanilla Crème Fraiche, Nutmeg

3.
Honey Don’t
Rosemary Shrimp Brochette
Salted Honey, Gingered White Balsamic Gastrique, Arugula

4.
Campari Fireball (Shot)
Blood Orange Sorbetto
Chartreuse Granita

5.
Boulevardier Variant
Short Rib Risotto
Chocolate, Bada Bing Cherry

6.
Senza Nome
Foie Gras
Smoked Strawberry Jam, Brioche, Ancho Demi Glaze, Chicory

Dessert
Maple Fernet
Sweet Raspberry Crêpe
Walnut, Bitter Sweet Chocolate, Fernet Branca Syrup

$85 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max Amore for Reservations
860-659-2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Derby Day at The Cooper

Derby Horse

This Saturday, May 7, is Derby Day at

THE COOPER, in Palm Beach Gardens
 
Join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports!

Featuring Derby-inspired Cocktails

Mint Julep
“The Preakness”
“Belmont Stakes Long Island”


…and Food…

Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly
sweet corn puree | corn nuts

Crispy Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes
rogue smokey blue cheese | pickled watermelon radish

Kentucky “Hot Brown” Slider
dark meat turkey burger | roasted tomato | pimento mornay sauce
mini challah bun


RESERVE ONLINE

The Cooper Restaurant
4610 PGA Boulevard – Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Celebrate Cinco with Cazadores Tequila at Oyster Bar

Cazadores 2016

Max’s Oyster Bar Is Pleased To Present:

A Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Featuring Tequila Cazadores

Special Guest Speaker
Nadine Gengras, Tequila Maven

Thursday | May 5 | 6:30pm

Please join us for a special “Cinco Celebration”
with a menu by Executive Chef Hunter Morton
and cocktails created by Mixologist Derek Vitale.

Tequila Cazadores. From the Highland region of Jalisco, Mexico,
where earthly elements align to produce the most perfect agave.
The climate yields sweet, strong and delicious plants.
Matured to perfection for at least seven years.

To learn more about Tequila Cazadores, please visit their website.

EL MENU

CUANDO TE SIENTAS
(“When You Sit”)
Bohemia | Original Lager
Snapper Ceviche
watermelon granita, cucumber gel, pineapple, chiluba caviar, corn tortilla

UNO
Cazadores Tequila Silver
Chili Paloma Side By Side with Mini-Shooter
Margarita’s Shrimp Tamale
roasted tomato sauce

DOS
Cazadores Tequila Reposado
El Diablo Side By Side with Mini-Shooter
Taco el Pollo
confit chicken, grilled mexican onions, chele’s death salsa

TRES
Cazadores Tequila Anejo
Oaxaca Old Fashioned Side by Side with Mini-Shooter
Chile Relleno
broad brook beef, poblano pepper,
oaxaca queso fresco, tequila-lime crema

EL POSTRE
(“Dessert”)
Cazadores Tequila Extra Anejo
Sipper
Tequila Tres Leches Cake
coconut, pineapple

~menu subject to change~

Dinner Followed By Live Music

$72.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.236.6299

 

Max Downtown Supports Journey Home

Max Downtown is very pleased to announce a month-long benefit to help Journey Home, one of Hartford’s leading advocacy groups working to end homelessness in Ct.  Journey Home is a team of innovative problem solvers who are passionate about ending homelessness in our community. Founded in 2007 as the agency responsible for implementing Hartford’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Journey Home has grown to become a strategic leader and valued partner for homeless service providers throughout the region.

journey-home-logo-FINAL (1) whiteJourney Home’s mission is to accelerate progress towards ending chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. Partnering with the region’s social service providers, Journey Home focuses on solving the problem of chronic homelessness with housing, employment, and support services, rather than managing it with emergency shelter. As a catalyst for systemic change, Journey Home develops and implements innovative ways to improve the housing and service system in order to offer those experiencing homelessness paths toward independent, fulfilling, and productive lives.

IMG_20160104_100302005Max Downtown is supporting the efforts of Journey Home during the month of January 2016, by featuring a special cocktail all month long, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Journey Home.  The Wild Moon Beam Cocktail, created by Max Downtown’s Bar Manager Michael Boiano, features Jim Beam Bourbon along with Hartford’s very own Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur by the Hartford Flavor Company.

For each drink purchased through the month of January, Max Downtown will donate $1 to Journey Home.  Max Downtown will also be helping to host the Journey Home 2016 Gala at City Place in Hartford on January 29th.  For more information on that event, please click here.

WILD MOON BEAM
Glass: Rocks
.75oz Jim Beam Bourbon
.75oz Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur
.75oz Averna Amaro
.75oz Lemon Juice
Combine in a tin with ice, integration shake
Garnish: 5 x cranberries (dried) soaked in Bourbon

The Cooper Presents a Scotch and Cigar Dinner 7/23

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The Cooper Restaurant
is pleased to present a
Scotch and Cigar Dinner featuring
The Balvenie Distillery | Davidoff Cigars

Thursday, July 23
6:00pm reception | 6:30 seating

Special guest speakers for the evening will be
Carlos Escalona from Davidoff Cigars

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Menu by Chef Adam Brown

Reception
Craft Cocktail Featuring Monkey Shoulder Blended Whisky
Chorizo & Manchego Stuffed Dates (passed)

First course
The Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
Smoked Faroe Island Salmon Tartar
Smoked eggplant purée/pickled eggplant/quail egg/crispy sunchokes

Second Course
The Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel
Roasted Lamb Loin
Duck fat braised Brussels sprouts, “butter scotch” gastrique, tobacco onions

Entree
side by side with
The Balvenie 12yr Double Wood and The Balvenie 17yr Double Wood
Coffee Rubbed Prime New York Strip Steak
Braised short rib& smoked bacon ragout, sherry- wild mushroom Demi, watercress “pesto”

Dessert
The Balvenie 21yr Port Wood
Ancho-Cinnamon Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chartreuse whipped cream

cigars provided will be | Davidoff Classic 2000 and Davidoff Winston Churchill

$92 per person, not including tax or gratuity

Please call The Cooper for reservations
561.622.0032

The Cooper Restaurant is located at
4610 PGA Boulevard | Palm Beach Gardens

seating for this event is very limited

Max Group Does 3rd Annual Negroni Week

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Negroni Week Makes a Splash at The Max Restaurant Group

For thirsty cocktail lovers, there’s nothing that wets the whistle faster than a swanky, palate-pleasing drink, especially when paired with a delicious cause.

As part of the third annual Negroni Week, June 1-7, All Max Restaurant Group locations in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, as well as The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, will be serving up lip-smacking variations in honor of the world’s greatest sip. A portion of the drink proceeds will be donated to the Ct Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, FL. “As far as perfect cocktails go,” says Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director for the Max Restaurant Group, “a great Negroni is the perfect drink to have when you can’t decide what to have – it hits all the senses with a balance of bitter-sweet, floral and fruity flavors…there is a reason why it’s been a classic for nearly 100 years.”

A creative riff on a traditional Americano (a blend of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda), the Negroni was born in 1919 when the adventurous Italian Count Camillo Negroni wanted to shake things up at a local Florentine bar. Instead of soda, he ordered gin be added to his favorite apéritif. After one sip, the count was hooked. The rest, according to bar lore, is history. We’ll drink to that.

About Negroni Week
Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails, and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the globe. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from 100 to more than 1,300 participating bars around the world, and raised more than $120,000 for charities.

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Max Downtown to Host a “Pairings Dinner” June 12th

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Max Downtown’s Chef and Sommelier are Combining Forces to host a Pairings Dinner featuring seasonal cuisine paired with wines, limited release beer and craft cocktails from the Max Downtown Collection

The menu has been created in a collaborative manner by
Chef Christopher Sheehan and
Sommelier Justin Gavry
In the manner of a tasting menu in order to
highlight the best of both the Kitchen and the Bar

Friday June 12th
6:30pm

1st course
LOBSTER STEAM BUN
pickled ramp brown butter
Cava Cocktail
Raventos I Blanc Cava | grilled-lemon & chili syrup

2nd course
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED FIGS
house made ricotta, stonewall apiary honey
The Lady Sherry
Hidalgo Oloroso, POM & fresh lemon juice, shaken into coupe, float of Moscato d’Asti

3rd course
FERMES ST-CANUT PORCELET DE LAIT
green garlic spring bean ragout
White Gold
Ithaca Beer Co., Bottle Conditioned, Rustic Pale Wheat Ale

4th course
COFFEE CRUSTED WYOMING BUFFALO
squash soubise, marble potato, smoked tomato steak sauce
(side by side)
The Terraces Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 2012,
Jefferson’s #946 Ridiculously Small Batch Bourbon, Barreled for Max

5th course
BROWN’S FARM STRAWBERRY OLIVE OIL CAKE
champagne sabayon
Averna Amaro | Basil Syrup

6th course
PEDRO’S PARFAIT
vanilla gelato pedro ximenez parfait, chocolate biscotti crunch
Bodegas Toro Albala DON PX Gran Reserva, Montilla-Morilles,1985

$75 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max Downtown for reservations
Seating is very limited

(860) 522-2530
185 Asylum St | Hartford, CT | 06103

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