American Craft Beer Week: May 11 – 17, 2015

Craft-Beer-WeekAll week long, MAX restaurants will be featuring local & regional craft beers on tap, in bottles and cans. Call your favorite MAX for more information.

Here’s what’s happening at Max Burger (CT)…
Monday: T’app Takeover with Two Roads Brewing Co., Stratford, CT
3 draft beers and 1/2 priced Two Roads Brewing Co. beers in cans.
Tuesday: Jack’s Abby “Barrel-aged Framinghammer (coffee & vanilla).
Wednesday: Cask of New England Brewing Co. (NEBCO)
“Dry Hopped Coriolis”
1/2 priced Bombers available as well.
Thursday: “Dry Hopped Two Roads lil’ Heaven” (cask)
And as always, 1/2 priced cans.
Friday: A very special cask of Beer’d “Kittens & Canoes” APA
with fresh raspberries.
FEATURING BEERS ALL WEEK FROM: 
BEER’D
KENT FALLS BREWING
TWO ROADS BREWING
NEW ENGLAND BREWING
LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS
JACK’S ABBY
BACK EAST BREWING
AND MORE!
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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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Mother’s Day at MAX

Mother's-Day-Max-2015-2Flowers-2Celebrate Mother’s Day with MAX
Sunday, May 10th 2015
Treat mom to her favorite MAX restaurant.
Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, MAX makes it special.
Max Downtown • 860.522.2530 • Hartford
Max’s Oyster Bar • 860.236.6299 • West Hartford
Max A Mia • 860.677.6299 • Avon
Max’s Tavern • 413.746.6299 • Springfield
Max Amore • 860.659.2819 • Glastonbury
Max Fish • 860.652.3474 • Glastonbury
Trumbull Kitchen • 860.493.7412 • Hartford
Max Burger • 860.232.3300 • West Hartford
Max Burger • 413.798.0101 • Longmeadow
MAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS
For Mother’s Day Gift options,
VISIT THE MAX STORE
For menu information and more, visit us at:

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And they’re off! Derby Day at MAX

Max-Kentucky-Derby-2015Horse-Racing-copyFB Derby 1This Saturday, May 2nd 2015
Stop into your favorite Max Restaurant for the Kentucky Derby.
All Max Restaurants will be featuring Derby Day Bourbon Cocktails for $6*
Mint Juleps, Spiked Sweet Tea & The Kentucky Mule

Stop by Max Downtown for their Derby Day Bash: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Featuring the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve.
Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner Buffet & Dessert Table.
Prizes and Best Hat Contest! Don’t miss the fun.

$39 per person
(not including tax & gratuity)

Reservations suggested. Please call: 860.522.2530

First 60 people to reserve will receive a commemorative Woodford Reserve Julep Cup.
Don’t miss the fastest two minutes in sports.
Post time: 6:24pm

*$6 bourbon cocktails available all day through the end of the race.

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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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Harpoon Beer Dinner Announced for March 23 at Max Burger Longmeadow

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Max Burger Longmeadow is very pleased to announce the next installment of its 2015 Brewery Dinner Series, with Massachusetts’ native brewery Harpoon.

Joe Companion from Harpoon Brewery will be on hand along with plenty of Harpoon Beers – both favorites and limited releases will be poured.

Menu by Chef David Sudol

Monday March 23rd

Beer-Ception at 6:00pm with a special Harpoon tapping

Reception

Double Dogs”- Bacon Wrapped Dirty Dog and Mini Corn Dog Muffin

Harpoon Limited Release (TBD)

dinner seating at 6:00pm

Course 1

Gouda “Fries”- Smoked Tomato Jam, Apple Honey Dijonaise, tri-color pepper salad

Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen

Course 2

Korean BBQ Pork Belly-Sriracha Honey Asian Slaw, wasabi greens

Harpoon Leviathan I.P.A.

Course 3

Duck “Pastrami” Sliders- Great Hill Blue Cheese, Pickled Onions, Brandied Cherry Jam

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series “Tuscan Pool Party”

Course 4

Pecan Pie Spring Rolls- Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

Harpoon Chocolate Stout

$60 per person, not including tax or gratuity

please call Max Burger Longmeadow to make reservations

413-798-0101

Max Burger Longmeadow is located at

684 Bliss Rd.
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Super Sunday: Make it MAX TO-GO!

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Max Burger Super Bowl Takeout
All orders must be placed by 4pm Friday, January 30th.
Orders will be packed cold with reheating instructions unless requested hot.

Game Day Party Pack $99
(Feeds Approx. 6 – 8 people)

1 Dozen Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing
1 Quart Buffalo Artichoke Dip with Fresh Corn Tortillas
1.5 Pounds Slow Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork with 8 Potato Rolls
1 Dozen Max’s Famous Sliders
2 Quarts Mac & Cheese
1 Quart Cole Slaw

Mix & Match (A la Carte)
2 Dozen Smoked BBQ Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing $20
1 Dozen Max’s Famous Sliders $32
1 Full Rack – Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs $17
1.5 Pounds Slow Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork with 8 Potato Rolls $36
1 Quart Buffalo Artichoke Dip with Fresh Corn Tortillas $25
2 Quarts Mac & Cheese $12
12 Candied Bacon Lollipops $12
1 Quart Texas Chili $18
1 Quart Cole Slaw $7
To place your order, call 860.232.3300 for West Hartford
and 413.798.0101 for Longmeadow.
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February 2015 Events at Max Restaurant Group Locations

by Brian Mitchell – Corporate Beverage Director for the Max Restaurant Group

I have received a number of requests for our upcoming calendar of events.  Below is a listing for the month of February as it stands now.  I plan to post a listing of the events we have coming up by the middle of the month prior, but I do not always have complete menus or other details at the time of posting.  Once we finalize everything, the complete event details are placed on our main web page calendar at maxrestaurantgroup.com/calendar, where you can by tickets or make reservations.

Events for February 2015

February – All Month Long – St Francis Hospital and Max Restaurant Group CT locations pour Josh Cellar wines to benefit Women’s Heart Health Month.  A portion of the proceeds from every glass and every bottled ordered through the month of February will be donated to the Women’s Health initiative at St Francis Hospital in Hartford.  Join us Wednesday Feb 4th, for the kick-off party with St Francis and Josh Wines (see below).

February 1st – Taste of Hartford wraps up for Max Downtown and Trumbull Kitchen.  Last day of the two week promo comes to a conclusion on Super Sunday. With 3-course meals and discounted wine, this is one of our most popular promotions throughout the year.  All other locations are closed in the evening for Employee Appreciation Parties (our version of the Holiday party).

February 3rd – Newburyport Brewmaster Dinner at Max’s Tavern in Springfield.  Join Max’s Tavern as they welcome Special Guest Speaker Chris Webb, Co-Founder of Newburyport Brewing Co. for a fantastic evening of local craft beer and Max’s Tavern cuisine.  For full details click here.

February 4th – Max Burger West Hartford welcomes Troegs Brewing to CT for the very first time.  We will be enjoying these extremely well-crafted brews from Pennsylvania with a tap takeover and meet and greet with brewery personnel, plus there might be a giveaway or two, as well.

February 6th – Max Lunch Club @ Max’s Oyster Bar with Paul Nerz of Vineyard Brands Imports and the wine of Famille Perrin, famed producers of Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley of France.  Paul Nerz is no stranger to the Max Group or the wines of the Perrin family.  Join us in this installment of the Lunch Club as we dive deep into the village wines of the Rhone from this famed producer.  $39.50pp++, call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for full details and reservations.

February 6th – Max Downtown presents an evening of truffles paired with selections from deep in our wine cellar.  This is the second installment of our Cellar Dinner Series where we pull older wines from our collection to showcase alongside spectacular dishes from Chef Christopher Sheehan.  Sommelier Justin Gavry will be guiding the wine discussion on this dinner.  Call Max Downtown for full details and reservations, seating is very limited.

Black HogFebruary 10 – Trumbull Kitchen rolls on with it Brewmaster 2015 Dinner Series, and this month we have the boys from Black Hog Brewery out of Oxford, CT coming in to talk and taste you through their top notch craft brews.  Quickly ascending the ladder to the top of CT craft brewers, the Black Hog beers are fantastic, we like them a lot and so should you.  Paired with Chef Chris Torla’s menu.  Call Trumbull Kitchen for full details and reservations.

February 10 – Max Amore Chefs Ted Burnett and Brett Cook have been dreaming of hosting a Game and Wine Dinner for the past couple of years, and we have finally been able to fit it on the calendar.  This dinner is filled with delicious plates that have been creatively put together by these two veteran chefs.  On top of that we have decided to feature these dishes with a wine focus on the 2010 vintage from Barolo – perfect matches for this style of food.  Tom Taylor from Worldwide Wines will be on hand to discuss the wine pairings with you.  Contact Max Amore for full menu and to make reservations.  Click Here

February 11 – Max’s Oyster Bar is very pleased to present a winery owner dinner with very special guest Steve MacRostie of MacRostie Vineyards in Sonoma County, California.  Steve made his first Sonoma wines in 1974 and has never looked back. Today he makes a veritable collection of classic Sonoma Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, from appellation wines to small single vineyard collections.  Steve rarely gets to visit CT, but when he does we make room for him and host a wine dinner.  Menu is being finalized, but call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for details and to make a reservation.

February 12 – Wild About Wine – it’s back! – the hugely successful wine tasting event that used to be an annual fixture on the calendar is being revamped and presented in a larger and more expanded format.   This event will showcase approximately 100 wines from 30 different vendors, along with food and other treats.  Plus a portion of the proceeds goes toward benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation.  Call Max’s Tavern in Springfield for tickets and full details.

February 14 – it’s Valentine’s Day.  Reservations are going fast so please call early to book a table.

February 18 – Harpoon “Long Thaw” Beer Night and tapping.  Max Burger in West Hartford welcomes the gang from Harpoon Brewery of Boston for its annual release of Long Thaw White I.P.A. Ale.  We will be tapping the kegs early and the reps will be along with plenty of swag to hand out to lucky guests.  Officially starts at 5pm, but come early and get a seat.

February 23 – Max Fish presents a fabulous Regional Wine dinner featuring the wines of Roederer Estate and Napanook. Owned by top Champagne house Louis Roederer, the Roederer Estate and Domaine Anderson wines have been top wines from the cold Anderson Valley of northern California for many years.  Made in limited quantities, these are fantastically styled wines that drink incredibly well with food.  We will be throwing in a bit of Napanook Red blend from Dominus Estate as a compliment – it is related to Roederer through the same marketing firm for the US as Champagne Roederer.  Devin McGary of Champagne Roederer will be on hand to discuss the wines along with Chef Robert Peterson of Max Fish.  Call Max Fish for details and reservations.

February 27 – MOB Lunch Club 2015 – Wines of Chile with Howard Asadow.  Did you know that wine grapes have been grown in Chile since 1540?  For this installment of the Lunch Club we are looking at some of the regionally made wines from Chile’s cool coastal wine-growing areas.  What does Chile do best?  Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.  For this lunch we are looking a little deeper into what this longstanding wine country has to offer.  $37.50++ – call Max’s Oyster Bar for Reservations.

February 27 – Master of Scotch Night at Max Downtown.  Sample our selections or choose your own flights in the Tavern area from 5:30-7:30 as Master of Scotch, Peter Karras is on hand to discuss the selections from Pernod-Ricard Distilleries (Arberlour, Glenlivet, Chivas), in Scotland. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be passed for flight drinkers.  Contact Max Downtown for full details.

Thirsty Thursdays @ Max – as always, February brings us a selection of fun promotions for Thursday nights at Max locations.  Max Amore in Glastonbury and Max a Mia in Avon – 1/2 priced bottles of wine all night.  No limit on prices – all wine list wines are 1/2 off.  Max Burger West Hartford – 1/2 priced Cans of Beer.  All Cans are 1/2 priced all day.  Trumbull Kitchen will also be joining the 1/2 priced Beer Cans on Thirsty Thursdays starting in February.

Every Thursday – Max’s Oyster Bar has Jamie’s Junk Show – Live Music –  starting at 9pm.  No Cover but seats fill up fast.  Thirsty Thursday Drink specials are also usually available.

Every Friday –  Karaoke at Max Fish – every week the singing is happening at Max Fish starting around 10pm.  Late Night Happy Hour is always available, as well.

Every Sunday – Max Downtown presents Sunday Jazz, featuring great food and drink specials and the jazz stylings of The Steve Davis Group.  For more information and reservations, call 860.522.2530

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at MAX!

Fireworks-GoldRing in the New Year with an old friend.
Visit your favorite Max Restaurant and celebrate the
New Year in style. Special New Year’s Eve menu,
award winning wine-lists, incomparable atmosphere.
Max Downtown • Hartford • 860.522.2530
Trumbull Kitchen • Hartford • 860.493.7412
Max’s Oyster Bar • West Hartford • 860.236.6299
Max A Mia • Avon • 860.677.6299
Max Amore • Glastonbury • 860.659.2819
Max Fish • Glastonbury • 860.652.3474
Max’s Tavern • Springfield • 413.746.6299
Max Burger • West Hartford • 860.232.3300
Max Burger • Longmeadow • 413.798.0101
New Year’s Day Brunch
Max A Mia, Max Amore, Max’s Oyster Bar and Max Fish
will all be open for brunch, 11am – 3pm New Year’s Day.
Max Fish is featuring their renowned Bloody Mary Bar
and Max Amore now offers a Prix Fixe Brunch option
in addition to their menu.
Make Your Online Reservations Here