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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Relic Brewing Dinner at Max Burger West Hartford 3-25-15

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2ND NIGHT ADDED! THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH AT 6PM

UPON ARRIVAL

THE FLETCHER AMERICAN PALE ALE
BLUEPOINT OYSTERS | STEAK TARTAR | QUAIL EGG
DEVILS ON HORSEBACK | HOUSE BACON
HBC BAGUETTE | BEER, PIMENTO, & CHEESE SPREAD

COURSE ONE
CLOCKWORK PALE ALE
FLUKE & FRIES | CURED EGG YOLK GRIBICHE |CRISPY CAPERS | CHARRED LEMON

COURSE TWO
RYEPOCOLYPSE IMPERIAL RYE STOUT
SMOKED LAMB RACK CHOP | DR. PEPPER GASTRIQUE | WHIPPED PARSNIP | CHERRIES

COURSE THREE
QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE PORTER
BEEF CHEEKS | POBLANO MOLE | DRIED SCALLOP FRIED QUINOA

COURSE FOUR
BIER DE NOEL WINTER ALE
LOCAL STINKY AND NON STINKY CHEESES | GREEN WALNUTS

$59 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

Seating will be limited. For reservations please call: 860-232-3300

Max Burger | 124 LaSalle Road | West Hartford

TWO ROADS BEER & BURGER BASH @ Max Burger West Hartford

UPDATE –

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

(and it only took 30 minutes…)

Max Burger in West Hartford is very pleased to announce it’s first ever Beer Dinner and Burger Bash.  For this event we are pairing with one of CT’s premier brewers – Two Roads Brewery out of Stratford.  Teaming up for the menu side of things will be Scott Miller, Max’s head of Catering & Events, along with David Sudol, Max Burger’s Executive Chef.

Wednesday March 4th, 2015

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Reception will be starting at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm.

UPON ARRIVAL | OL’ FACTORY PILS
ONE RIB | got change for a hundred?
WHAT CAME 1st| pickled egg | smoked yolk | crispy chicken skin
YANKED SWINE | pulled pork shoulder | melville cheese biscuit
UBER TUBER | beef short ribs | foie gras gravy | curds
“BUFFALO” BUFFALO MEATBALLS | dehydrated blue cheese

COURSE ONE | WORKERS COMP SAISON
CRUDO | Beef Tartar | House Kimchee | Pate | Vietnamese Baguette | Gochujang

COURSE TWO | LIL HEAVEN (IN CASK)
BIKINI | Chorizo Burger | Black Truffle Paste | Manchego

COURSE THREE | RYE 95
LOW COUNTRY | Shrimp Burger | Country Ham | Grit Cake | Poached Egg | Rye Spiked Beer-naise

COURSE FOUR | IGORS DREAM
TRIPLE DECKLE | Ribeye Cap Steak | House Bacon | Hog Wash | Giardinera

COURSE FIVE | BLOOD ORANGE CREAMSICLE SHAKE
COOKIES | Citrus Madeleine | Compost | Macaroon | Mini Whoopies

FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS PER GUEST
Not Including tax & gratuity

Please call Max Burger in West Hartford for reservations
860-232-3300

Max Burger  124 LaSalle Rd   West Hartford, CT 06107

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Tröegs Brewing Tap Take Over at Max Burger West Hartford

February 4th – Max Burger West Hartford welcomes Tröegs Brewing to CT for the very first time with a tap-take-over night.

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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.

Beginning about 5pm, we will be pouring the following Tröegs beers:

  • Perpetual IPA
  • Hop Back Amber
  • Tröegenator Doppelbock
  • Cultivator Helles Lager
  • Java Head Coffee Stout
  • Nugget Nectar Imperial Hoppy Amber

Contact Max Burger in West Hartford for full details, no reservations required – just come on in and enjoy.

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

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.

CT Chef To Farm Week at MAX!

From the farm to the table. An everyday occurrence at a MAX restaurant.
In celebration of all the farmers, cheese makers, bakers & culinary artisans
MAX’s chef have put together a special menu for you, highlighting all
the goodness, right in your own back yard.
For all the delicious details, visit us here!