7th Annual Whiskey Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar Featuring Rye Whiskey

RYE: A New York-inspired Cocktail & Food Pairing Dinner

whiskey on the rocksThis year for our annual Whiskey Dinner, Max’s Oyster Bar team will be featuring classic Rye Whiskey based cocktails from the New York City historical drink book, and specifically the regional variations on the Manhattan Cocktail. Each course is paired with a classic interpretation of this delicious drink, each with their own touch made famous by bartenders past and present.

Rye whiskey is an inherently American spirit, and what better way to showcase this than with an inherently American drink? We say, there is no better way, and so we have an entire menu centered around these themes. Join us for this excellent dinner, “tour” the regions of New York City, and stay warm with Rye Whiskey.

Menu by Chef Hunter Morton
Cocktails by Brian Mitchell
Whiskey Presentation by Ed Dunn, American Whiskey Specialist

nyc-empire-roomThursday January 29th

Reception 6:30pm
The Manhattan
Old Overholt Rye, Carpano Antica, orange & aromatic bitters

Hors d’oeuvres

Course 1
Brooklyn
Dickel Rye, Dolin Dry Vermouth, China China, Maraschino Liquor

Rye Cured Loch Duhart Salmon | Baby Greens | Rye Crisp | Orange Honey Marmalade | Pickled Mustard Seed

Course 2
Red Hook
Bulleit Rye, Punt e Mes, Maraschino Liquor

Smoked Oyster Stew | Salsify | Bacon | Grits

Course 3
Carrol Gardens
Russell’s Reserve Rye, Amaro, Punt e Mes, Maraschino Liquor

Butternut Squash Ravioli | wild mushrooms | maple Sage Butter

Course 4
Green Point
Whistle Pig Rye, Yellow Chartreuse, Carpano Antica, angostura and orange bitters

Braised Pork Belly | Brussels Sprouts | lentils | Bacon Marmalade

Dessert
The Slope
Hudson Maple Rye, Punt e Mes, Apricot, angostura

Sweet Potato Doughnuts | Whiskey Caramel

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations

964 Farmington Avenue | West Hartford | CT 06107 | (860) 236-6299
$89 per person, not including tax or gratuity

“Cabs & Slabs” Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier at Max’s Tavern

Cabs-&-Slabs-at-Tavern-top copyMax’s Tavern in Springfield, Mass is very pleased and excited to present a great evening celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s natural food partner – Steaks!

This will be a fun and energy filled evening, focused on the understanding and comparative tasting of various cuts of meat, paired alongside a Sonoma and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Master Sommelier Michael Jordan MS, from Jackson Family Estates, will be on-hand to present the wines and lead the discussion along with our own Director of Beverages Brian Mitchell and Executive Chef Paul Roberge.

Evening’s Menu cenyth-red

Reception
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon, Sonoma- 2013
Steak Tartare – harissa, smoked-almond, pita

Course 1
Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma- 2010
NY Strip – maple miso glazed root veg, cauliflower

Freemark-Abbey-CorkCourse 2
Freemark Abbey Cab, Napa- 2011
Filet Mignon – duxelles, foie gras, puff pastry

Course 3
Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa- 2011
side by side
Cenyth Red Blend, Sonoma- 2009
Ribeye – pommes puree, Brussels sprouts leaves, smoked bone marrow butter

Cheese Course
La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, Napa 2011
selection of cheeses, all CA Cheeses from Sonoma

Please contact Max’s Tavern  for reservations

Cost is $115.00 per person, not including tax or gratuity

1000 WEST COLUMBUS BLVD

SPRINGFIELD, MA 01105

P: 413-746-6299

About Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier:

Michael Jordan, MS, CWE
Vice President of Food & Beverage, The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon
Veteran restaurateur Michael A. Jordan, MS, CWE is currently Vice President of Food & Beverage for The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon, a recently opened Anaheim California based wine destination restaurant and live country music entertainment complex.

Before joining The Ranch team Jordan was President of the Beachcomber Restaurant Group, featuring restaurants themed to the California beach scene situated in spectacular locations. Prior to his work at Beachcomber Jordan served as Global Manager of Wine Sales and Standards (and Wine Educator) for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts® Worldwide. This role included responsibility for all wine sales and programs along with creating the wine lists education for all the Disney properties internationally as well as Disney Cruise Lines and ESPN Zones. Jordan was also responsible for pre-opening and all operations as general manager of the world famous Napa Rose Restaurant at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

One of only 15 people in the world to posses both the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Certified Wine Educator Diploma from the Society of Wine Educators, Jordan and wife Teresa have been making their own world class wine under WORD VINEYARDS® and ‘OLELO Wines®. WORD and ‘OLELO are small production, high quality, hand crafted artisan wines made from some of the finest fruit grown in California and other regions of the world.

Passionate about wine education, he is the On Air Host and “Sommelier for the People” on his own nationally syndicated radio talk show with Mike Horn called What’s Cookin’ with Wine – heard on many AM radio markets across US including New York, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit and Chicago including KSPA 1510 AM in greater Los Angeles area and CRN Digital Talk Internet radio. Jordan is also a regular ‘radio sommelier’ on KABC Talk Radio, KFWB and KLSX FM in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Disney, Jordan opened the award-winning Pinot Provence restaurant in Costa Mesa where he was the general manager. Jordan was the chef /owner of Bella Teresa restaurant in Corona del Mar with wife Teresa; and general manager of the Five Diamond award-winning Pavilion Restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach. In his younger years, he followed in his celebrity restaurateur father Matteo’s footsteps and was chef at his family’s Italian restaurants, and later was general manager & “maitre d’ to the stars” at Matteo’s in California and Hawaii. In all, he has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant, hospitality and beverage industry.

Over the years Jordan has received praise for his efforts and accomplishments in the food and beverage industry. The following are some of Jordan’s achievements:
• California Restaurant Writers – “Sommelier of the Year for both 2001 & 2002” • Southern California Restaurant Writers – “2003 Sommelier of the Year” • Restaurant Business’ – “50 Top General Managers 2004” • Orange Coast Magazine – “2005 General Manager of the Year” • Starwine’s – “2005 Wine Educator of the Year” • Orange Coast Magazine – “2006 Restaurant Professional of the Year” • Southern California Restaurant Writers – “2008 General Manager of the Year” • Whitefish International Wine & Food Summit – “2008 Sommelier of the Year” • Southern California Restaurant Writers – “2011 Food & Beverage Director of the Year” • Honorary Chairman ,

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Debuts at Max Burger and Trumbull Kitchen

Lawsons-Sip-Of-SunshineFollowers of truly small production, boutique, even mythical beers will take note about the fact that Connecticut has a new player on the scene.  A player with a big reputation already established for itself.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids out of Warren, Vermont, has become available in extremely limited quantities in the Hartford market, and we will be tapping at two Max location’s later today.

What is so special about this brewer and the beers they produce?  Well, too start – not too many breweries can claim multiple 100 point beers on BeerAdvocate. Lawson’s can, of course.  Making beers that achieve the “World Class” status is no easy feat, and to have one of these beers available on our bars is a real treat.

The Sip Of Sunshine from Lawson’s will be tapped for lunch at Trumbull Kitchen in Hartford, and later today Max Burger in West Hartford will also be tapping a keg.  Based on our recent experiences with similar beers we expect the kegs to go very quickly.  We are lovers of these balanced and delicious craft beers, and feel very lucky to be able to offer these selections to our guests.

Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Wine Dinner at Max a Mia 10/20/14

Cakebread-2-REVISEDMax A Mia Ristorante
Presents a Napa Valley Wine Dinner
Featuring the wines of Cakebread Cellars
With Special Guest Speaker Lars Guy of Cakebread Winery
And the cuisine of Executive Chef David Stickney

Monday October 20th
Reception at 6:15, seating at 6:45

Reception
Rhode Island Littlenecks, shishito pepper mignonette//Long Island duck country terrine,
pecorino mousse//Grilled granny smith apple pangrattata, chestnut butter
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2013

1st Course
Wood fired Cape Cod mussels, sweet garlic-marcona
almond butter, grilled baguette
Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa, 2012

2nd Course
Braised Korean short ribs, smoked butternut squash
puree, grilled scallions, espresso jus
Cakebread Pinot Noir Two Creeks, Napa Valley, 2012

3rd Course
Oak grilled bone-in petite filet, tempura fried broccolini,
potato pave, fresh fig demiglace
Cakebread Merlot, Napa Valley, 2011

Finish
West Coast cheeses, huckleberry mostarda,
smoked paprika grissini
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2010

$95 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

For reservations please call Max A Mia
860-677-6299
70 E Main St, Avon, CT

Hoptoberfest to Support the CT Farmland Trust

On October 12th, The Max Restaurant Group is hosting its 1st annual Max’s Hoptoberfest.  A portion of the proceeds are being designated to benefit the Connecticut Farmland Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving CT’s farmland for use now and into the future.

For a full explanation of exactly what the Trust does, here is a short video they have recently put together…

Hoptoberfest Beer Dinner @ Max Downtown 10-14-14

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Max Downtown Presents a Hoptoberfest Beer Dinner

Get your Hoptoberfest weekend celebrations off to an early start on Friday evening Oktober 10, at Max Downtown, featuring a comparative Oktoberfest Beer Dinner with coursed selections of Oktoberfest and Harvest style beers from the United States and Germany. Paired side by side, these brews are matched with selections from Chef Hunter Morton of Max Downtown.

Special Guest Speaker for the evening is Jon Stack, Connecticut-based Craft Beer Specialist

Friday October 10th, 2014

American Oktoberfest Sip & Sample Beerception – 6:30 pm
Blue Point Brewing Oktoberfest
Goose Island Brewing Oktoberfest
Two Roads Ok2berfestSpaten-oktoberfest

Seating – 7:00 pm
Course 1
PRETZELS & PASTRAMI
Gary’s beer braised onions, Cato corners cheddar, caraway mustard
US – Thomas Hooker Brewing Octoberfest Lager
DE – Spaten Oktoberfest

Course 2
GEMISCHT WURST
House-made artisinal Sausages, potato strudel, braised cabbage, rutabaga mustard
US – Widmer Brothers Okto
DE – Warsteiner OktoberfestHackerPschoor-oktoberfest

Course 3
SPANFURKEL                   Secchiarolli Farm Roasted Suckling Pig, Apples chestnut stuffing, brown butter spetzle, Sage jus                     US – Long Trail Harvest Barn Ale DE – Hacher-Pschoor Oktoberfest

Redhook-pumpkin-porterDessert
BLUE HILL ORCHARD APPLE FRITTERS
Subedge Farm Hopped ice cream, Maple glaze
US – Redhook Brewery Pumpkin Porter
DE – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier

$55 per person                               (not including tax or gratuity)

For reservation please call           Max Downtown
185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-2530

maxdowntown.com

Max Lunch Club with Louis Jadot Burgundy Wines 9/26

Max-Lunch-Club-Louis-Jadotby Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

I am very pleased to announce that on September 26th, Max Lunch Club returns to the Oyster Bar in West Hartford with some fabulous selections from Louis Jadot, famous Burgundy growers.  Specifically, we will be featuring wines from the top rated 2012 vintage.  This is a vintage that has shown exceptional quality in the wines, especially the white wines, and my own tasting have shown that there really are some treats for the Burgundy lover.  Prices though are a major concern, for several reasons: lower sales of previous vintages such as the 2011, and smaller yields from the vineyards which of course mean less wines.

Having said that though, this is one of the reasons to look at a producer such as Jadot.  Owning or maintaining close to 200 different parcels of vineyards throughout the Cote d’Or, the Maconnaise and Beaujolais regions, Louis Jadot is one of the top volume producers in Burgundy, but a producer that also maintains exceptional quality at all levels.

ljb_savigny_les_beaune_la_dominode_lblI have selected a few wines that I think represent some of what Jadot does best, but also a few wines that represent the value of what Jadot does.  Because they are able to scale production, they are better able to maintain costs and that means they are better able to minimize dramatic price swings from vintage to vintage.  This means that for us the consumers, we are better off looking to purchase these wines on a regular basis as the price/quality value relationship is much more consistent.

As a special treat for the Lunch Club, we will have a special guest speaker, Christian Dalbavie, French wine specialist for Kobrand/Jadot.  Mr Dalbavie has done several events for us over the past few years and is an exceptional speaker as well as a great resource for understanding all things Burgundy.

Friday September 26th
12:45 reception, 1:00 seating for lunch.

Reception:
Nicoise Egg | Tuna Tartar | White Anchovy | Beans
House Cured Salmon | Corn Griddle Cake | Peach Relish
Pacific Coast Oyster | Grapefruit | Caviar
Jadot Chardonnay Stainless Steel, Bourgogne, 2012

Course One:
Poached Lobster | Granola | Vadouvan | Carrot
Jadot Meursault, Côte de Beaune, 2012

Course Two:
Loch Duart Salmon Cuit Sous Vide | Cauliflower | Dates | Citrus
Jadot Beaujolais-Villages,  Beaujolais, 2012

Course Three:
Pork Loin | Pork Belly | Stone Fruit | Greens |  Pickled Mustard Seed
Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode Premier Cru, Côte de Beaune, 2012

$37.50 per person (not including tax or gratuity)
Please call Max’s Oyster Bar to make your reservations:860-236-6299

964 FARMINGTON AVE./ WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107

 

 

What’s On Tap This Week @ Max Burger West Hartford

by Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

beer-chico-floydsThis summer Sierra Nevada Brewing, one of (if not the) leading Craft Brewer in the United States, set out on a summer long tour and festival drive.  Taking their bus and brewing genius across the country, the folks for Sierra stopped over in Festivals from Californai to Maine.  Along the way they created and made a series of beers that are as unique and varied as any out there – all in conjunction with 12 other craft breweries.  You can read about this huge collaborative effort on the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp webpage by clicking here.

To celebrate this huge endeavor, Max Burger in West Hartford will be featuring a selection of these collaborative brews from the Beer Camp collection, starting today with the Sierra Nevada / Three Floyd’s Brewing Co. Chico King Pale Ale.

brewer-3flyds3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops). Chico King is a mash-up of a mutual passion between these breweries for hoppy pale ales, and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.

3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.

On tap today, come into Max Burger West Hartford to taste some of this very limited production beer.  We will be following this up with a selection later in the week, including other Beer Camp collaborative brews, such as:

Sierra Tater Ridge Scottish Ale, brewed with the Asheville Brewers Alliance, from Asheville, NC

Sierra Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock, brewed with Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, FL

Sierra There and Back English-style Bitter, brewed with New Glarus Brewing in New Glarus, WI

Sierra Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout, brewed with Ninkasi Brewing Co., from Eugene, OR

Sierra Yvan the Great Belgian Style Blonde, brewed with Russian River Brewing Co, out of Santa Rosa, Ca

Sierra Alt Route Altbier, brewed with Victory Brewing out of Downington, Pa

Max’s Oyster Bar Spanish Wine Dinner – 9-11-2014

Spanish-Wine-Dinner-at-Oyster-1 copyOn Thursday September 11th, Max’s Oyster Bar will host a delicious dinner, featuring the wines from Grupo Barón de Ley, based in Rioja, Spain.

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Featured guest speaker is Inigo Echavarri – Export Director for Grupo Barón de Ley.

With one of the most outstanding estates in the entire Rioja region, Barón de Ley is a leader in quality and innovation in wine production in Northern Spain.  Additionally, the control the El Coto Rioja line, which is one of the oldest of the region, as well as a winery in Cigales, Spain, also focused on outstanding wines based on Tempranillo, albeit in a more modern approach.  This dinner celebrates all of these various winemaking approaches as well as the fine cuisine of Spain.

Tapas
House Made Sangria
Crispy Shishito Peppers | Lemon Salt
Jamon Serrano | 18 month cure
Croquetas de Langosta | Lobster Roe Mayo
Acietunas | Marinated Olives
Black & White Anchovy | Toast | Ricotta
Tutura | Gratin of Artichoke

Course 1
El Coto Rioja Blanco, 2013
Grilled Spanish Octopus | Fava Beans | Pickled Celery | EVOO

Course 2
El Coto Rioja Crianza, 2010
Arroz Negro | Sea Urchin | Avocado | Local Squid

Course 3
Baron de Ley Graciano, Rioja, 2010
Brandade | Salt Cod | Baked Egg | Fire Roasted Peppers

Course 4
Museum Real Reserva, Cigales, 2009
Gambas | Head On Shrimp | Piquillo Puree | Sea Salt

Course 5
Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva, 2001
Buey a la brasa | 40 day Aged Ribeye | Romesco | Papas Bravas

Dessert
Sorbet de Limon y Cava
Flan | Sweet Corn | Aguaymanto | Plantains

$65 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Reservations Required. Please call 860.236.6299

Max’s Oyster Bar | 964 Farmington Ave. | West Hartford, CT 06107
www.MaxsOysterBar.com

Baron-de-ley-gracianoAbout Baron de Ley

Founded in 1985, Barón de Ley is a single-estate winery located in Rioja Baja focusing on high quality Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. Based on the “Château” concept, grapes are sourced exclusively from the property’s estate vineyards. This is an innovative step in a region where wineries typically source grapes from independent growers throughout the area.

Barón de Ley’s unique personality blends the best of old and new. Located on the grounds of a 16th century monastery on the east bank of the river Ebro in Mendavia, the estate covers 175 acres planted primarily to Tempranillo, and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Quality and attention to detail are an obsession at Barón de Ley, where the ancient architecture belies the latest winemaking equipment. A look inside the old monastery reveals immaculate and efficient facilities, housing high-tech temperature- controlled steel tanks, 10,000 new oak barrels, and a 5-million-bottle cellar.

In 2004, the winery purchased an additional 500 parcels of land, resulting in a 1,200-acre estate that will be planted with Tempranillo as well as Garnacha, Graciano and experimental varieties such as Maturana. This project is a strong testament to the estate’s desire to continue to control all levels of winemaking, from vine to bottle.

el-coto-gran-reservaAbout El Coto

El Coto de Rioja, located in Oyón, was founded in 1970 by a group of winemakers committed to creating a new type of Rioja. Its first bottling was released in 1975. Today, El Coto is the leading brand in Spain and among the top-selling Spanish wines in Europe.

Five hundred hectares of estate vineyards are located in La Rioja Alta’s village of Cenicero, near the east bank of the Najerilla River, a tributary of the Ebro. Facing northwest, vineyard soils are mostly ferric clay, sand and limestone, which contribute structure, power and elegant minerality, respectively, to the wines. The recently incorporated Los Almendros estate, shared with Barón de Ley, adds an additional 300 hectares of vineyards to the impressive estate holdings. Additional grapes are sourced from 2,000 hectares in Rioja Alavesa. Here, limestone, clay and stony soils make aromatic, expressive wines with great finesse.

With the exception of “Coto Real” Reserva and “Coto de Imaz” Gran Reserva, all reds are aged in new American oak barrels, the classic Rioja marriage of wine and wood. Their seductive cigar box, spice and herbal aromas and silky red fruit flavors are the essence of fine traditional Rioja.

Museum-real-cigalesAbout Finca Museum

Cigales, is located just north of the Ribera del Duero in north-central Spain, is home to Finca Museum, which contains an astonishing 100+ acres of old vine Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) averaging 60-to-100+ years old.

In the midst of a search for quality vineyards in neighboring Ribera del Duero in the late 1990’s, the Grupo Barón de Ley stumbled onto the little known region of Cigales and its ancient vineyards laden with stone, baked by the hot sun and planted with naturally low yielding old vine Tinto del Pais. Grupo Barón de Ley knew immediately that its search was over.

Finca Museum now controls 1,200 acres of vineyards in the region with nearly half of which are over 50 years old. At average elevations of 2,300- 2,600 feet the soils are well draining alluvial with sand, poor organic earth, limestone, chalk, clay and an abundance of pebbles. The harsh and very dry continental climate has drastic day/night thermal variations, critical to developing phenolic ripeness and acidity in grape skins. These are growing conditions that produce grapes with superior balance and structure, resulting in wines of great vitality, complexity and longevity.

Max Supports Lea’s Foundation – Donate All Month Long

Lea's Foundation_stackedSEPTEMBER IS National Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

In recognition of this, throughout September, all Max Restaurant Group locations are joining with Chateau St Jean Wines and Beefeater Gin to support Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research.

Buy a glass of Chateau St Jean or a Beefeater London Dry Gin cocktail, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated.

beefeater-london-dry-gin-logo-67675Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, Inc., was formed in 1998 to honor the memory of Lea Michele Economos, who at the young age of 18 was diagnosed with leukemia, and subsequently lost her battle when she was only 28 years old. Lea’s Foundation raises money to fund research into the causes of and cures for leukemia and its related cancers lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma).

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For more information – visit  www.leasfoundation.org

 

 

Icons of Italian Wine Dinner at Max a Mia, Avon

Icons-of-Italian-Wine-at-Mia-EDIT-1 copyby Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

Masi-agricolaI am very pleased to announce that the team at Max a Mia in Avon, will be hosting a very special Italian wine and food pairing dinner with not one, but two great personalities from Italy.  On tour across the United States, the two Nozzole-wine-logoguests are making a stop over in Avon to give you and our other guests some great insights into their respective wineries and regions.  Raffaele Boscaini, of Masi Winery in the Veneto will be on hand, as well as Giovani Folonari, who along with his brother, is one of the great winery owners of Tuscany, with such wineries as Nozzole, Campo al Mare and Cabreo.  This promises to be great evening for Italian wine lovers.  Menu prepared by Executive Chef David Stickney of Max a Mia.  See the menu below…

Max A Mia Presents
ICONS OF ITALIAN WINE
Wine Pairing Dinner
With Special Guests
Raffaele Boscaini, owner of Masi Agricola in the Veneto
and
Giovanni Folonari, owner of Folonari Estates in Tuscany

Monday September 8, 2014
Reception 6:30pm • Seating 7:00pm

Reception
Ahi Polpettini, Golden Raisin Jam/ Acacia Honey Marinated
Berkshire Pork Risotto Cake/ Grappa Cured Gravlax, Crostini, Tobikko Crème Fraiche
Masi Masianoco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo Delle Venezie IGT, 2012

I
Oak Grilled Stonington Calamari, Living Cress, Mission Figs, Lemon-Chive Oil
Tenute Del Cabreo La Pietra Chardonnay Di Toscana IGT, 2012

II
Porchetta Fagottini, Pulled Prosciutto Ragu, Sheeps Milk Ricotta, Nutmeg
Tenuta Campo Al Mare Bolgheri DOC, 2012

III
Wood Fired Veal Ribeye, Gatto Di Patate,
Marinated Asparagus “Tagliatelle”, Bing Cherry Jus
Tenuta Di Nozzole Il Pareto Toscana IGT, 2011

IV
Local Cheeses, Quince Paste, Jones Apiaries Honeycomb
Masi Mazzone Amarone Delle Valpolicella Classico DOCG, 2007

$95.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max a Mia for reservations
(860) 677-6299

Meet Raffaele Boscaini:


Meet Giovanni Folonari

Badia a Coltibuono Wine Dinner at Max a Mia, Avon

Badia-a-Coltibuono-EDITby Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

I am very pleased to announce a fabulous opportunity to experience the wines from the famed Tuscan producer Badia a Coltibuono, which has been making wine since the Middle Ages. For over one hundred and fifty years the farm has been run by the Stucchi Prinetti family which cultivates organic grapes in the 100 acres of vineyard located in the heart of Chianti to produce Chianti Classico, the “Super Tuscan” Sangioveto and Vin Santo del Chianti.

Our special guest for the evening will be Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti, who along with her siblings owns and runs the winery.  We are very pleased to have her at Max a Mia to present her wines along with the cuisine of Executive Chef David Stickney, of Max a Mia.Emanuela-Stucchi-PrinettiMax A Mia Presents
A WINEMAKER DINNER WITH THE HISTORIC TUSCAN ESTATE
BADIA A COLTIBUONO
With Special Guest Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti, Owner of Badia a Coltibuono

Monday August 25th, 2014

Reception at 6:15p
Grana Padano Mousse, Sweet Coppa, Crostini/
Porchetta Piccolo, Broccolini Peso
Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico, 2011

Seating at 6:45pm

I
Grilled Octopus, Charred Garlic Farm
Tomato-Chianti Pesto, Golden Raisins,
Marinated Calabrian Chile
Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico, 2010

Ii
Wood Fired Lamb Scotadito,
Cannellini Bean Puree, Oxen Hill Black Cherry
Tomato-Costa Romanesco Squash Ragu,
Badia A Coltibuono Sangioveto Di Toscana, 2009

Iii
Filettini Di Manzo Wellington, Semolina
Gnocchi, Flash Fried Zucchini Flowers,
Sauce Choron
Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva, 2008

Iv
Butterscotch Pots De Crème,
Mascarpone Mousse
Badia A Coltibuono Vin Santo Del Chianti Classico, 2007

$85 per person (not including tax & gratuity)

Please Call For Reservations
(860) 677-6299

Tour de France Wine Dinner – Max Fish

Not sure much more needs to be said, but the French wine dinner at Max Fish, this year hosted by Christian Dalbavie, French Portfolio Manager Kobrand Corporation, promises to be a fun and delicious food and wine tasting event.  The wines are great, and Chef Peterson’s menu looks inspiring.  Seating is limited so please reserve today by calling Max Fish in Glastonbury.

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