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

“Old World” Italian Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at Max Amore

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Max Amore Presents:
An “Old World” Italian Wine & Food Pairing Dinner
featuring wines from Gruppo Bertani Domains
With selections from featured wineries:
Puiatti, Tre Rose, Val de Suga and Bertani

Special Guest Speaker: Pietro Riccobono
Head Winemaker of Tre Rose
and Consulting Oenologist for the Bertani Domains Group

Menu by Chefs Ted Burnett & Mike Touranjoe

Monday June 20th, 2016
Seating at 6:30pm

Aperetivo
Bertani Rosé BertaRose, 2015 (Veneto)
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Salumi

1st Course
Puiatti Friulano Vuj, 2014 (Friuli)
Turbot Salad
upland cress, cucumber carpaccio, charred lemon vinaigrette

2nd Course
Tre Rose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Santa Caterina, 2012 (Tuscany)
Chicken Liver Mousse
crisp risotto cake, gran marnier reduction, local microgreens

3rd Course
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino, 2011 (Tuscany)
Duck Trio
duck breast, sausage, and confit, amarone cherries, melted leeks

4th Course
Bertani Amarone Valpolicella Valpantena Villa Arvedi, 2011 (Veneto)
Pepper-crusted Strip Loin
potato-black garlic puree, fennel, asparagus, coffee demi-glace

Dessert
Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella, 2010 (Veneto)
Selected Artisan Cheeses

$99 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.659.2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Harpoon Beer Dinner at Max Amore May 17

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Celebrating American Craft Beer Week
Max Amore is very pleased to present
A Beer & Food Pairing Dinner
featuring New England’s own Harpoon Brewery

Special Guest Speaker
Corey Johnson from Harpoon Brewery

Tuesday May 17th, 2016
Seating at 6:30pm

Reception
Harpoon Brewery Direct Specialty
Passed hors d’oeuvres

Course 1
Harpoon Take 5 Session IPA
Lemon Leaf Wrapped Spicy Lamb Meatballs
Toasted Cumin Seed Whipped Ricotta

Course 2
Harpoon Camp Wannamango Pale Ale for Summer
Prosciutto Beggar Purses
Prosciutto di Parma, Fresh Berries, Baby Arugula,
Buffalo Mozz, Broken Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course 3
Harpoon Sticke Alt 100 Barrel Series #57
Fire Roasted Bratwurst
Toasted Spatzle, Beer Pickled Cabbage, Mustard Bbq Sauce

Dessert
Harpoon Arctic Ale
Bacon S’Mores
Applewood Bacon, Milk Chocolate, Marshmallow, Graham Cracker

$55 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations 860-659-2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Max Fish and Max Amore Pair Up for a Dual-Patio Dinner Featuring Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon-Brewery-Dinner-REVISEDAt the Max Restaurant Group, we are big fans of Harpoon Brewery, one of New England’s great craft brewers.  Annually we team up with the folks at Harpoon to present a patio dinner at Max Amore, but the response has been so tremendous the past few years that we have decided to expand this dinner over to the patio at Max Fish and host a dual-patio event featuring the teams at both restaurants.  The menu listed below is a collaboration by both chefs and their teams, and guest will get a unique experience while sipping the current and limited selections from Harpoon Brewery.  This is a first for us as we bring two teams together for a great experience.

Special Guest Speaker – Steve Mills of Harpoon Brewery

This will be a dual patio event featuring the talents of
Chef Robert Peterson of Max Fish
and Chef Ted Burnett of Max Amore

Sunday August 30th
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Harpoon Kölsch style Summer Beer
Smoked Mussel Canapé, horseradish cream
Mixed Spiced Nuts
Scallop Crudo, wakame, yuzu, & cucumber

2nd course
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #54 Nordic Saison
Italian Panini Duo
#1 – Hot Soppressata, baby arugula, shaved grana, balsamic soaked vidalia onions, brioche slider roll
#2 – Speck, fontina, peach marmalade, pickled asparagus, ciabatta,
tri-colored potato salad

3rd course
Harpoon India Pale Ale
Shellfish Curry
Summer vegetable noodles, chopped peanuts, mint, farm grown CT chile peppers

4th course
Harpoon Leviathan IPA
BBQ Pork Belly Short Ribs
smoked jalapeno bbq sauce, red cabbage coleslaw

Dessert
Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin
an American Double / Imperial Stout
Beignet Trio: maple, hazelnut, & mocha fillings
Chambord sabayon
toasted oat crumble

$59 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

For reservations please call, Max Fish: 860-652-3474
or Max Amore: 860-659-2819

Tuscan Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at Max Amore

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6:30 reception | 7:00 seating

Special Guest Speaker: Claudio Andreani
Italian Wine Specialist and National Brand Manager for Kobrand

Reception

Tenuta Campo al Mare Vermentino Bolgheri DOC, 2013
Assorted Flatbreads

Course 1
Tenuta TorCalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, 2011
Chicken Liver Pate with duck fat,
frisée salad with hard cooked egg & classic vinaigrette, house made grissini.

Course 2
Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva Gran Selezione La Forra DOCG, 2011
Fresh spaghetti with wild boar, sweet & sour sauce,
dried fruit, pecorino Chianti.

Course 3
Tenute del Cabreo Il Borgo Toscana IGT, 2011
Wood Fired Porterhouse Florentine,
Tuscan baked cannellini bean casserole, spicy broccoli rabe

Dessert
Tenuta La Fuga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2009
Chefs Selected Cheese Plate

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$110 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max Amore for reservations
860-659-2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard Somerset Square Glastonbury, CT 06033