Max Group Does 3rd Annual Negroni Week

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Negroni Week Makes a Splash at The Max Restaurant Group

For thirsty cocktail lovers, there’s nothing that wets the whistle faster than a swanky, palate-pleasing drink, especially when paired with a delicious cause.

As part of the third annual Negroni Week, June 1-7, All Max Restaurant Group locations in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, as well as The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, will be serving up lip-smacking variations in honor of the world’s greatest sip. A portion of the drink proceeds will be donated to the Ct Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, FL. “As far as perfect cocktails go,” says Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director for the Max Restaurant Group, “a great Negroni is the perfect drink to have when you can’t decide what to have – it hits all the senses with a balance of bitter-sweet, floral and fruity flavors…there is a reason why it’s been a classic for nearly 100 years.”

A creative riff on a traditional Americano (a blend of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda), the Negroni was born in 1919 when the adventurous Italian Count Camillo Negroni wanted to shake things up at a local Florentine bar. Instead of soda, he ordered gin be added to his favorite apéritif. After one sip, the count was hooked. The rest, according to bar lore, is history. We’ll drink to that.

About Negroni Week
Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails, and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the globe. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from 100 to more than 1,300 participating bars around the world, and raised more than $120,000 for charities.

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Max Fish Presents Leblon Cachaca Dinner #2

2015-06-11 Leblon Dinner

Max Fish is very pleased to present a
LEBLON
CACHAÇA DINNER

June 11th, 2015
With special guest Steve Luttmann,
Founder & President of Leblon Cachaça

Menu by Robert Peterson, Executive Chef at Max Fish
Cocktails by Andres Soriano, Bar Manager at Max Fish

Reception 6:30pm
O Corocao Cocktail, featuring Leblon Cachaça

Course 1
Lau Morango
Strawberry, demerara, lime

Caramelized Salmon
Guava glaze, palm heart salad, avocado, jalapeno vinaigrette

Course 2
Rosemary in Rio
rosemary, lemon, honey

Grilled Squid & Octopus
Moqueca bahiana broth, dende oil, sweet peppers, coconut milk

Course 3
O Tiki
triple sec, falernum, lime

Gringo Churrasco
Pork Belly Wrapped Beef Tenderloin, Linguica, farofa, black bean sauce,
chimmichurri

Dessert
La Brasilia
Leblon Cedilla, rock candy, bitter

Passionfruit Crepe Cake
Ripe strawberries, toasted coconut

$69 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max Fish in Glastonbury for reservations
860-652-3474 (FISH)

110 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
maxrestaurantgroup.com/fish

1815 to 2015: Celebrating 200 years of Laphroaig Whisky

MAX DOWNTOWN IS VERY PLEASED TO PRESENT
1815 TO 2015:
A CELEBRATION OF 200 YEARS OF LAPHROAIG SCOTCH WHISKY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SIMON BROOKING
MASTER WHISKEY AMBASSADOR FOR LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY

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TUESDAY MAY 12TH AT MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD

6:00PM
MEET & GREET RECEPTION WITH SIMON BROOKING
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR COCKTAIL

6:30PM SEATING

MENU BY CHEF CHRISTOPHER SHEEHAN

1
HOUSE MADE LAMB SAUSAGE
FAVA BEANS, PICKLED RHUBARB, SHISITO PIPPERADE
LAPHROAIG SELECT

2
CITRUS CURED SCOTTISH SALMON
TARRAGON CRUMPET, BEETS, RADISH, WATERCRESS CRÈME FRAICHE
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR CASK STRENGTH

3
POINT JUDITH RAZOR CLAMS
SMOKED POTATO, PANCETTA, RAMP BUTTER
LAPHROAIG QUARTER CASK

4
ROASTED WAGYU SIRLOIN
MOREL MUSHROOMS, BUNCHING ONIONS, NETTLE EMULSION
LAPHROAIG TRIPLE WOOD

5
COCONUT AIR CAKE
LAPHROAIG CHOCOLATE PUDDING
LAPHROAIG 25 YEAR

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$125 PER PERSON
NOT INCLUDING TAX OR GRATUITY

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED.
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 860.522.2530

CITY PLACE, 185 ASYLUM STREET HARTFORD, CT 06103

see the video tour of Laphroaig below…

Click here for the Max Restaurant Group online Calendar

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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7th Annual Glenlivet Scotch & Cigar Dinner at Max Fish: SECOND DATE ADDED!

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7th Annual Glenlivet Scotch & Cigar Dinner
Tuesday, April 28 & Wednesday, April 29
Max Fish presents a six course reception & dinner paired with
Glenlivet 12yr, 15yr, 18yr, 21yr & 25yr old scotches
& an assortment of fine cigars from The Tobacco Shop in Hartford.

Reception 6pm – Dinner 6:30pm
12 yr Old Glenlivet

I
GRILLED JUMBO ASPARAGUS & SMOKED CLAMS
tarragon salsa verde | sauce choron | micro salad
15 yr old Glenlivet French Oak

II
TEMPURA AVOCADO ROLL CANAPES
big eye tuna tartare | scallop crudo | salmon furikake
16 yr old Glenlivet “Nadurra”

III
SERRANO HAM WRAPPED MONKFISH
poached fennel & sweet pea puree | mushroom barlotto | saffron-lobster oil
18 yr old Glenlivet

IV
CHARREDUSDA PRIME STRIPLOIN
pommes dauphines | creamed broccoli rabe | secret recipe steak sauce
21 yr old Glenlivet

V
PRALINE-CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TORTE
almond sponge | mascarpone mousse | pomegranate syrup
25 yr old Glenlivet

Featured Cigars
DAVIDOFF 200
milder corona | Ecuador | CT shade wrapper | Dominican filler & binder
WINSTON CHURCHILL ROBUSTO
medium to full bodied robusto | Ecuador rojiza wrapper
Mexican San Andres binder | Nicaraguan & Domincan filler
From The Tobacco Shop, Hartford, CT

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$125 PER PERSON
not including tax & gratuity
Seating is limited. For reservations, call: 860.652.3474

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The Cooper Is THE Place for Barreled Negroni

The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens has been noted for a classic drink recipe variation:  The Negroni, made just about everywhere, but is not always made properly.

One of the most sublime drinks in our repertoire, the barreled Negroni takes things to the next level by allowing the ingredients to meld and mellow, as well as picking up hints of oak from the barrel contact.

Great stuff, and we appreciate Palm Beach Illustrated for taking notice.

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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

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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

Don Julio Tequila Cocktail Dinners at Max Fish

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Featuring the cocktails of Mixologist Andres Soriano paired with the cuisine of Executive Chef Robert Peterson. With Special Guest Speaker Auriela Nossa, Brand Ambassador for Tequila Don Julio

Thursday and Friday, January 15 & 16 | Reception – 6:30pm

Reception Cocktail
Fiesta Rosa!! (Don Julio Tequila Blanco)

1 Course:
El Chamoy (Don Julio Reposado)
Mini Taco Trio
Grilled shrimp, jicama salsa, lime crema
Beef Shortrib Machaca, tomatillo salsa verde, slivered radish
Baja Style Mako Shark, carrot-habanero sauce

2nd course
Paloma al Humo (Don Julio Anejo)
Snapper Veracruz
Green olives, peppers & tomato escabeche, mashed avocado, chile spiked plantain fritters

3rd course
El Sorullo (Don Julio Anejo)
Chicken Mole Poblano
Braised Pork Cheek, Achiote rice, black bean enchilada, queso asadero

Dessert
Sipper Shot (Don Julio 1942)
Fresh Cinnamon Churros
Cajeta ice cream

$85 per person, not including tax and gratuity

Reservations: 860-652-3474 (FISH)

Max Fish 110 Glastonbury, Blvd. Glastonbury, CT

Click here to view the Max Restaurant Group Calendar of Events

Freaky Tiki Dinner & Karaoke at Max Fish

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Friday, October 31st at 7pm
Menu by Executive Chef Robert PetersonFirst Course
Shrimp Pepper Pot Soup
Cornmeal fritters
THE MAUSER COCKTAIL

Second Course
Ahi Tuna Poke
Kukui nut, wakame seaweed, taro chips
PANDANG SWIZZLE

Third Course
Banana Leaf Roasted Snapper
curry-tamarind rub, papaya slaw, steamed rice, citrus-chile sweet & sour
3 DOTS & A DASh

Entrée
Kahlua Roast Connecticut Suckling Pig
potato rolls, brown beer-mollases glaze,
Hawaiian sweet potato, steamed bok choy
ZOMBIE (1934 Edition)

Dessert
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
BRANCOLADA SHOT

$85 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Reservations Required: 860.652.3474
110 Glastonbury Blvd. Glastonbury, CT

Whiskey & Cigar Dinner at Max Fish

Beam-Suntory-at-Fish-1aTuesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at Max Fish, Glastonbury, CT
Featuring the cuisine of Chef Robert Peterson

Jim Beam, the historical American Distiller has joined forces with Suntory, the
premier whiskey producer of Japan to offer the world renowned portfolio of
whiskeys featured in this incomparible dinner event. Treat yourself to a tour of
whiskeys from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, & the United States paired with
Davidoff Cigars, specially selected by The Tobacco Shop of Hartford, CT.

With Special Guest Speaker: Mike DePasqua, Regional Manager – Beam Suntory

Reception
Pork Belly & Apple “Lollipops”
Baked Oysters with Brown Butter Hollandaise
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Jim Beam Single Barrel

I
Cured Irish Sea Trout
horseradish-mustard crème fraiche, pumpernickel toast, pickled sweet onion
Irish Whiskey, 2 Gingers

 II
Stonington Red Shrimp Ramen Noodles
Cloverleigh Farm bok choy, Japanese eggplant, green herbs, bacon dashi
Japanese Whisky, Hibiki 12 year old

III
Gourmavian Chicken
pan roasted breast, smoked leg, toasted barley,
hubbard squash, creamy blue cheese pan sauce
American Rye Whiskey, Knob Creek Small Batch

IV
Lamb Leg au Poivre
sweet potato-root vegetable hash, cheddar creamed spinach,
green peppercorn demi-glace
Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Laphroig 10 year old (Islay)

Dessert
Pumpkin “Pain Perdu”
The Creamery vanilla ice cream, poached pear, maple-walnut crumble
Canadian Whisky, Canadian Club Small Batch – Sherry Cask

$125 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Reservations Required. Please call, 860.652.3474

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