Cellar Dinner 2014 @ Max Downtown

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Hosted by Chef Christopher Sheehan and Sommelier Justin Gavry Friday November 21st – reception 6:00, seating 6:30

The wine cellar at Max Downtown has been growing for over 20 years, and in this collection there are some fabulous wines now with the benefit of proper aging.  For this dinner we have selected gems to highlight along with a seasonal menu by our new Executive Chef, Christopher Sheehan.

The menu and tasting progression are designed to bring forward the complexities and nuances of well-aged wines.  Focusing on classic European regions, these wines are originally designed with age in mind when they are made, but rarely are they offered in such a manner and in such good company.  Justin Gavry has been in charge of this cellar for the past dozen years, he will be guiding the wine discussion.

Corbon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, 2002, Avize
Passed Hor’s Oeuvre’s

1st Course
Charles Schleret “Herrenweg” Riesling, 2005, Alsace
“Shellfish Chowder”
lobster, manila clams, mussels bacon aromatics

2nd Course
La Lecciaia Riserva Brunello di Montalcino, 2007, Toscana
Espelette Grilled Octopus
white bean and iberico lardo crostini, Shisito peppers confit, tomato romesco sauce

3rd Course
Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits St. Georges, 2006, Cote de Nuits, Bourgogne
Marwin Farm Duck Tasting
sous vide breast , duck confit croquette, spiced pumpkin purée,
tangerine and cranberry marmalade foie gras crumble

4th Course
Chateau Cantenac Brown Brio de Cantenac, 2004, Margaux, Bordeax
38 Day Dry Aged Ribeye
marrow roasted potatoes, horseradish, kale flan, black garlic jus

Domaine des Beaumard “Quarts de Chaume”, 2006, Loire Valley
Honey Crisp Apple Tart
calvados custard, aged cheddar ice cream

$125 per person (not including tax & tip)
Seating is limited. For Online Reservations, visit us here.

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 522-2530