Max Chef to Farm BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews

On Thursday August 10, 2017, Max Chef to Farm headed to Rosedale Farms and Vineyards for Max Chef to Farm BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews with the culinary work of Chef Chris Sheehan of Max Downtown. The event featured Thomas Hooker Brewery and Two Roads Brewing Co. alongside a reception and four course meal.

Reception featured: chicken and biscuits, fried corn mac and cheese, smoked bluefish, fried green tomatoes, chilled watermelon, corn and pork pizza bites and pork rinds.

 

1st course featured Shrimp and Grits.

2nd course featured Beef Brisket Presse.

3rd course featured a whole roast pig alongside corn on the cob, baked beans and other sides. 

The fourth course featured Grandma Morton’s lemon cheese pie.

(Published and Produced by Marketing and Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Maize: Corn and Tapas Max Chef to Farm

On Friday July 14th, 2017, Max Chef to Farm alongside Trumbull Kitchen headed to Simsbury, CT to Rosedale Farms and Vineyards for the Maize: Corn and Tapas Max Chef to Farm event.

             

The event started with a reception featuring the signature drink; the Del Huerto Cocktail alongside appetizers including Lobster Toast, Figs on a Stick, Tamales, Sweet Potato Shrimp Bites and Corn Empanadas.

The first course featured Corn and Shiitake Mushroom Pancakes.

The second course featured Deconstructed Corn and Crab Chowder.

The third course featured Corn Crusted Fluke Filet.

The fourth course featured Grilled Heritage Pork.

The fifth course featured a Corn and Blueberry Crisp.

(Published and Produced by Marketing and Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Max Classic MA 2017

On Thursday July 27. 2017, Max Restaurant Group along with Max Burger Longmeadow and Savoy Pizzeria and Craft Bar hosted the Max Classic MA 2017 at the West Springfield Country Club.

Besides a 17 hole golf course tournament, there was a wide variety of food and drinks offered to participants. Including Max’s own Brewtus Maximus.

Max Burger Longmeadow offered participants grilled cheese and hotdogs.

Savoy Pizzeria and Craft Bar; Savoy Roadhouse offered a variety of delicious pizzas.

(Published and Produced by Marketing and Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Max Chef to Farm Rosedale Farms Father’s Day Festival

On Sunday June 18, 2017 Max’s Chef to Farm held it’s 2nd event for the 2017 Season. The Father’s Day Lobster festival was featured in Simsbury, Connecticut at the 110 acre Rosedale Farms and Vineyards.

The event featured two time slots at 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm. Menus were offered for adults and children and featured live music.

The menu included a freshly steamed lobster, with corn, potatoes, a sausage and freshly steamed mussels.

Additionally, the menu included a light and refreshing summer salad with a side of Clam Chowder.

The meal ended on a sweet note featuring a shortcake and berry dessert topped with whipped cream.

(Published and Produced by Marketing and Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Max Chef to Farm Camp Courant

 

On Thursday June 15, 2017 Max’s Restaurant Group began it’s 10th Chef to Farm  season hitting the road to Camp Courant located in Farmington, CT. Max’s Chef to Farm event theme was an adult twist on childhood campfire classics with the signature cocktail of the night featured as Grown Up Bug Juice, a green refreshing drink to start off the night. 

Reception featured: Tuna Fish made with ahi poke, Pigs in a Blanket made with fig, bacon and gorgonzola, Grilled Cheese & Tomato soup with gazpacho shooters, a Green Bean Casserole made with haricot vert and mushroom soubise, Ants on a Log made with crostini, whipped chicken liver and caraway, Eat your Veggies with pizza courtesy of Savoy Road Show and Cheese Burger Sliders.

1st Course featured Fish Sticks with a twist to include: local bombster scallop ceviche with plantain sticks.

2nd Course featured Green Eggs & Ham with twist with a poached farm fresh egg, asparagus, English peas and prosciutto.

3rd Course featured Frank and Beans with a twist that included mereguez sausage, gigante beans and wilted local greens.

4th Course featured an adult version of PB&J made with a braised pork belly and j’cama slaw.

5th Course featured a take on the classic chicken fingers with chicken milanese and warm fingerling potato salad.

6th Course featured Savoy Road Show S’mores complemented with spiked milkshakes.

A portion of the ticket costs was donated towards Camp Courant.

(Published and Produced by Marketing & Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Max Chef to Farm 2017 Series begins on June 15th

On Thursday June 15th, Max’s Restaurant Chef to Farm Series begins. The Max Chef to Farm Series begins at Camp Courant in Farmington offering an adult twist on summertime classics and concludes at Rosedale Farms in October with Hoptoberfest.

The 2017 series will feature 12 events located in Camp Courant in Farmington, Rosedale Farms in Simsbury and Heriloom Market at Comstock Ferre & Co. in Wethersfield.

Join us for our 10th season of Chef to Farm for fun, food and entertainment.

(Published and Produced by Marketing & Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Max’s 1st Chef To Farm 2017 Series Benefiting Camp Courant

Start your summer with Max’s Restaurant Group for the annual return of the Chef to Farm Series for 2017.

Max’s 1st Chef to Farm of the 2017 series will begin at Camp Courant, located at in Farmington, CT on Thursday June 15 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. Dinner will consist of summer time classics with a twist.

Inspired by the ingredients and flavors of fresh produce from the farm, the menu for the first of the nine Chef to Farm series will include: Fish Sticks, Green Eggs & Ham, Franks and Beans, PB&J, Chicken Fingers and Savoy Road Show S’mores.

Tickets are $125 per person (+Eventbrite processing fee) with a portion of each ticket directly supporting Camp Courant.

For tickets:

Location of event: Camp Courant
96 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032

(Published and Produced by Marketing and Communications Intern David Zambuto)

Chef to Farm – Tomato Celebration & Savoy Pizzeria Napoletana “Sneak Peek”

Savoy 2016

Max Chef to Farm Proudly Presents
TOMATO CELEBRATION

A unique Farm-to-Oven-to-Table event

Your first taste of Savoy Pizzeria Napoletana,
the new Max restaurant coming soon to West Hartford Center.

Please join us for a very special evening on the farm as we bring our brand new
European wood-fired oven & pizza trailer to Rosedale Farms & Vineyard
for a menu steeped in old world traditions.
Dante Cistulli of Savoy Pizzeria Napoletana & Steve Michalewicz of Max Catering & Events
have put together a fantastic, casual tasting menu
featuring Rosedale Farms’ glorious tomato bounty & wood-fired pizzas,
local beer & wine, live music, and menu previews from Savoy Pizzeria Napoletana.

There is no assigned seating. Mingle with friends, old & new.

MENU

RECEPTION

Forager Cocktail “Summer on the Farm”
Rosedale Wines
Brewtus Maximus beer on tap
Tuscan Farm Table with Select Cheese & Salumi

INSALATA

Chopped Primavera
romaine, cherry tomatoes, radish, red & green peppers, celery, asparagus,
parmesan, bread crumbs, anchovy, fennel, lemon garlic dressing

Insalata Bianca
shaved fennel, orange supremes, parsley, toasted almond,
parmesan, lemon dijon, evoo

Caprese
vine ripened Rosedale tomatoes and house made fior di latte mozzarella,
basil, sea salt, evoo

PRIMI

Wood Fired Roasted Rosedale Tomatoes
fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil
Tomato Gazpacho
local garden vegetables
Clams
Papa C’s cherrystone clams, pancetta, fennel, garlic, Rosedale tomatoes
Octopus
gigante beans, roasted peppers, castelvetrano olives
Spicy Sausage
sweet bell peppers, cipollini onions
Dotti’s Meatballs
tomato gravy, parmesan, basil
Tomato Bruschetta
garlic, Rosedale tomatoes, basil, filone

PIZZA

Margherita de Savoy
tomato sauce, fior di latte, fresh basil
Bianco
fior di latte, fontina, parmesan, ricotta, truffle paste
Rico Rabe
broccoli rabe & sweet sausage, fontina, crushed red pepper
Squash Blossom
Rosedale Farms blossoms, sliced squash, red onion,
cherry tomato, fior di latte, ricotta

Clam Pie
fresh shucked littlenecks, clam sauce, parmesan, toasted panko,
soppressata, red pepper flake, evoo

Nduja
carmalized onions, parmesan, evoo
Tomato
Rosedale vine ripened tomatoes,oregano, evoo

DOLCE

Summer Fruit Crostata
Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

$75 per person
(all inclusive)

~menu subject to change~

MAKE A RESERVATION
or call 860.566.8360

C2F_Local_Catch

Connecticut’s farming history extends to the seas.

This dinner celebrates the glories of Long Island Sound
and the wealth of sea riches that continue to be integral to our New England traditions.
Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar will be at the helm of your fin-forward voyage.

Reception – 6:30pm | Seating – 7:15pm

– MENU –

Farm Reception
Shellfish Platters
Copps Island Oysters – Garden Vegetable Mignonette
Papa C’s Clams – Tomato Cocktail Sauce
Cape Cod Mussels – Remoulade
Point Judith Calamari Salad
Taylor Bay Scallops

Hors d’oeuvres
Bloody Oyster Shooters
Smoked Bluefish Pate Bruschetta
Brown Butter Shrimp Steamed Buns
Oyster Tartlets
Wood Oven White Clam Pizzas

 Dinner

First Course
Bomster Brothers Scallop Ceviche
butter lettuce, pickled peppers, radish, corn chips

Second Course
Oyster Pan Roast
smoked pork belly, corn, young onions, garden herbs, house made oyster crackers

Third Course
Seafood Boulibasse
porgy, clams, mussels, shrimp, crispy calamari, potatoes,
tomato-saffron broth, grilled crostini, rouille


Entrée

Wood Oven Roasted Striped Bass
sweet corn vegetable succotash, salsa verde

Dessert
Blueberry Buckle
lavender sabayon, blueberry compote

$140 per person
(not including tax & house fee)

MAKE A RESERVATION
or call 860.566.8360

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

Max Chef to Farm 2016 Season Tickets are now Available

2016 C2F Season Poster

We are very pleased to Announce the 9th Annual Chef to Farm season.  This year we are bringing back some of our favorite meals as well as adding some new themes. The 2016 Season promises to be exciting, with a number of the Max RestaurantGroup Chefs participating in the various events.

We will also be holding our extremely popular Festivals, again this year, including Lobsterfest, The US Summer Beer and Food Tour, Hoptoberfest and the Max Farm Fest.  Rosedale is the perfect setting for these opportunities to sample and taste.

Click here to visit the Max Chef to Farm Website for full information and for purchasing tickets.

Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “Vintage 2016”

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm dinner series is an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our celebrated farms.

Your evening begins with a reception then you’ll head out for a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about the farm’s history, operations, and products. Your tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. Each dinner is cooked from scratch and showcases that day’s best produce. The ingredients are sourced daily from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen.

Our menus vary and are dependent on the day’s harvest and the inspiration of the Chef. Prepare yourself for an incredible dining experience with the most local, fresh and flavorful foods available.

Thursday, June 30th, we celebrate the new vintage releases from Rosedale’s Vineyard with a menu steeped in the tradition of cooking with wine, presented by acclaimed Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar. 

Total ticket price ($156.87) includes $125 for food and beverage, $22.50 house fee and $9.37 CT State sales tax.  This covers your dinner, hors d’oeuvres and reception, multi-course meal with wines/beer, farm tour and live music.  By purchasing this ticket, you are also making a donation to the CT Farmland Trust.

To purchase tickets click here

Due to the nature of these events, tickets are non-refundable; however, if you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival, we will do our best to accommodate you but we may not have the resources available.

If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Ali Constable at 860.566.8360

Max’s Farm Festival: Lobster Fest (June 19th)

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm Festivals are an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our farms, the true treasures of our state.

Sunday, June 19th at Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, we’ll host a traditional New England Lobster Bake featuring Chef Steve Michalewicz of Max Catering and Events, the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s 2016 winner for Best Caterer. It just so happens to be Father’s Day so bring the family, enjoy live music, and crack a few claws.

Adult tickets are $59 and include Clam Chowder, Hand-gathered Green Salad, Steamed Lobster, New Hartford Heirloom Potatoes, Steamed Corn, Local Clams, Handmade Chorizo, Fresh Mussels, tax, and house fee.  Child (12 and under) ticket price is $19 and includes Clam Chowder, Hand-gathered Green Salad, Grilled Hot Dog or Hamburger, French Fries, and Lemonade, tax and house fee.  Additional menu items may be purchase and cash bar is available.

To purchase tickets click here

We provide a time frame for our festivals – come when you wish.  Limited seating and tables are available under our tent; lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. A valid driver’s license or government issued I.D. is required for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Max’s Catering and/or Rosedale Farms reserves the right to restrict or deny service of any alcoholic beverage at their discretion.

Due to the type of events, tickets are non-refundable; however, if you cannot attend the dinner, you may transfer your tickets to someone else.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival, we will do our best to accommodate you but we may not have the resources available.

 If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Ali Constable at 860.566.8360

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