Max Downtown presents a Santa Barbara County “Wine & Food Pairing Dinner”

2016-06-24 Santa BarbaraMax Downtown is Pleased to Announce

a Very Special Wine & Food Pairing Dinner

featuring the wines of Santa Barbara County, California

Guest Speaker: Morgen McLaughlin

President of the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Association

Friday June 24th
6:00pm Reception

6:30pm Seating

Santa Barbara is one of the most dynamic wine growing regions in the country. The location of the region in proximity to the Pacific Ocean has a dramatic effect on what grapes grow and where.  The longest growing season of any wine region is achieved here.

We are very pleased to welcome Morgen McLaughlin, a Connecticut native who now coordinates the various wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. She knows the growers and the owners, has stories and insights to share and this should be a fabulous evening of great wines, paired with Chef Chris Sheehan’s cuisine.

RECEPTION

Qupé Modern White, Central Coast Blend, 2014

Passed hors d’oeuvres

FIRST

Sea Smoke Blanc de Noirs Sea Spray, Sta. Rita Hills

Koshu Cured Sockeye Salmon

charred avocado | finger lime

SECOND

Robert Murray Vineyards Chardonnay Stasis, Santa Maria Valley, 2011

Warm Lobster & Young Ginger

maitake mushrooms | vadouvan granola | coconut-cilantro sauce

THIRD

Melville Estate Pinot Noir Block M, Sta. Rita Hills, 2013

Black Garlic Pork Belly Pappardelle

sweet corn | cojita | chiles | ramp pesto

ENTRÉE

Andrew Murray Vineyards Syrah Roasted Slope, Santa Barbara County, 2013

Herb Grilled Beef Short Rib

slow roasted ruby beets | baby leeks | pistachio | balsamic cherry jus

CHEESE & CABERNET
Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon, 2012

Local Artisanal Cheeses

SOMETHING SWEET

$99.00 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

~menu subject to change~

Please Call for Reservations

860.522.2530

Max Downtown | City Place | 185 Asylum Street | Hartford | 06103

 

Max a Mia: Sicilian Food and Wine Pairing Dinner with Planeta Winery

2016-04-26 Planeta

Max A Mia Ristorante is very pleased to present
A Sicilian Food & Wine Pairing Dinner
featuring wines from
PLANETA WINERY

Special Guest Speaker:
Gianpiero Peru of Palm Bay International Imports

Tuesday April 26th, 2016

Seating at 6:30pm

For five centuries and through seventeen generations, the Planeta family has been involved
with the course of agricultural evolution in the complex land of Sicily,
with an approach always inclined to openness and innovation.
Where too often the agricultural world has been confined to ancient ideas
of social tradition and production processes, instead they have inherited, from each generation,
an instinct to change and to generate positive changes, both with people and in the culture.

To learn more about Planeta, visit their website

M E N U

Reception
Mozzarella en Carrozzo with Bechamel
Planeta Moscato di Noto, 2014

1st Course
Poached Tuna with Citrus Salad
olives, red onion, fennel, capers
Planeta Syrah/Nero D’Avola Rose, 2015

2nd Course
Salad of Octopus and Calamari
couscous, pistachio, herbs
Planeta Etna Bianco, 2014

3rd Course
Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio

white beans, arugula
Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria, 2013

4th Course
Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb
lemon potatoes, grilled vegetables
Planeta Nerello Mascalese Eruzione 1614, 2013

Dessert
Cassata Cake
Planeta Passito di Noto, 2014

$85 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Call for reservations and information
860.677.6299

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