Max Downtown Presents the Joy of Wine with Rombauer Vineyards

Rombauer

Max Downtown Presents:

THE JOY OF WINE
with Rombauer Vineyards

Special Guest Speaker: Jim Teegan, Rombauer Vineyards

Friday, June 3rd
6:30pm Seating

Rombauer Vineyards is one of the most recognized wineries sold in the United States.
It helps that the family name is synonymous with cooking
and is in just about every kitchen in the country, thanks to winery co-founder
Koerner Rombauer’s great aunt Irma, author of the Joy of Cooking.
This dinner brings together the elements of fine cooking and fine wines
in one evening of enjoyment as Chef Christopher Sheehan presents a fantastic pairing menu.

To learn more about Rombauer Vineyards, please visit their website.

FIRST COURSE
Rombauer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2015
Jalapeño & Yuzu Spiced Fluke Crudo
charred cucumber | pine nuts | cilantro tomato water

SECOND COURSE
Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2014
Shaved Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon
selim pepper and red fruit | grilled filone bread | red sorrel

THIRD COURSE
Rombauer Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley, 2012
Korean Barbecue Pork Belly
tapioca tempura oysters | ramp kimchi | pineapple chili sauce

ENTRĖE
Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013
Black Garlic Rubbed Wyoming Buffalo
whipped lardo baked fingerling potatoes |
bunching onions | chanterelle mushrooms

DESSERT
Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 2013
Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova
pistachio | creme de violet gelato

$115.00 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call for Reservations
860.522.2530

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

Max Chef to Farm 2016 Season Tickets are now Available

2016 C2F Season Poster

We are very pleased to Announce the 9th Annual Chef to Farm season.  This year we are bringing back some of our favorite meals as well as adding some new themes. The 2016 Season promises to be exciting, with a number of the Max RestaurantGroup Chefs participating in the various events.

We will also be holding our extremely popular Festivals, again this year, including Lobsterfest, The US Summer Beer and Food Tour, Hoptoberfest and the Max Farm Fest.  Rosedale is the perfect setting for these opportunities to sample and taste.

Click here to visit the Max Chef to Farm Website for full information and for purchasing tickets.

Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “Vintage 2016”

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm dinner series is an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our celebrated farms.

Your evening begins with a reception then you’ll head out for a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about the farm’s history, operations, and products. Your tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. Each dinner is cooked from scratch and showcases that day’s best produce. The ingredients are sourced daily from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen.

Our menus vary and are dependent on the day’s harvest and the inspiration of the Chef. Prepare yourself for an incredible dining experience with the most local, fresh and flavorful foods available.

Thursday, June 30th, we celebrate the new vintage releases from Rosedale’s Vineyard with a menu steeped in the tradition of cooking with wine, presented by acclaimed Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar. 

Total ticket price ($156.87) includes $125 for food and beverage, $22.50 house fee and $9.37 CT State sales tax.  This covers your dinner, hors d’oeuvres and reception, multi-course meal with wines/beer, farm tour and live music.  By purchasing this ticket, you are also making a donation to the CT Farmland Trust.

To purchase tickets click here

Due to the nature of these events, tickets are non-refundable; however, if you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival, we will do our best to accommodate you but we may not have the resources available.

If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Ali Constable at 860.566.8360

Max’s Farm Festival: Lobster Fest (June 19th)

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm Festivals are an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our farms, the true treasures of our state.

Sunday, June 19th at Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, we’ll host a traditional New England Lobster Bake featuring Chef Steve Michalewicz of Max Catering and Events, the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s 2016 winner for Best Caterer. It just so happens to be Father’s Day so bring the family, enjoy live music, and crack a few claws.

Adult tickets are $59 and include Clam Chowder, Hand-gathered Green Salad, Steamed Lobster, New Hartford Heirloom Potatoes, Steamed Corn, Local Clams, Handmade Chorizo, Fresh Mussels, tax, and house fee.  Child (12 and under) ticket price is $19 and includes Clam Chowder, Hand-gathered Green Salad, Grilled Hot Dog or Hamburger, French Fries, and Lemonade, tax and house fee.  Additional menu items may be purchase and cash bar is available.

To purchase tickets click here

We provide a time frame for our festivals – come when you wish.  Limited seating and tables are available under our tent; lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. A valid driver’s license or government issued I.D. is required for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Max’s Catering and/or Rosedale Farms reserves the right to restrict or deny service of any alcoholic beverage at their discretion.

Due to the type of events, tickets are non-refundable; however, if you cannot attend the dinner, you may transfer your tickets to someone else.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival, we will do our best to accommodate you but we may not have the resources available.

 If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Ali Constable at 860.566.8360

Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “Berries & Blossoms”

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

We start with the Farmers. They tell us what is at peak perfection each day and we build our menus around that day’s harvest. Our Chef to Farm dinner series is an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of our celebrated farms.

Your evening begins with a reception then you’ll head out for a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about the farm’s history, operations, and products. Your tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. Each dinner is cooked from scratch and showcases that day’s best produce. The ingredients are sourced daily from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen.

Our menus vary and are dependent on the day’s harvest and the inspiration of the Chef. Prepare yourself for an incredible dining experience with the most local, fresh and flavorful foods available.

We can’t wait to get back to Rosedale Farms & Vineyards Thursday, June 16th for “Berries and Blossoms,” celebrating the first harvest of the season and featuring the impeccable cuisine of Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar.

Total ticket price ($156.87) includes $125 for food and beverage, $22.50 house fee and $9.37 CT State sales tax. This covers your dinner, hors d’oeuvres and reception, multi-course meal with wines/beer, farm tour and live music. By purchasing this ticket, you are also making a donation to the CT Farmland Trust.

To purchase tickets click here

No cash is exchanged. Due to the nature of these events, tickets are non-refundable; however, if you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else.

All dietary needs must be communicated upon purchase. If you surprise us with a food restriction upon your arrival, we will do our best to accommodate you but we may not have the resources available.

If you would like to purchase using Max Vantage points, please contact Ali Constable at 860.566.8360

Derby Day at The Cooper

Derby Horse

This Saturday, May 7, is Derby Day at

THE COOPER, in Palm Beach Gardens
 
Join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports!

Featuring Derby-inspired Cocktails

Mint Julep
“The Preakness”
“Belmont Stakes Long Island”


…and Food…

Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly
sweet corn puree | corn nuts

Crispy Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes
rogue smokey blue cheese | pickled watermelon radish

Kentucky “Hot Brown” Slider
dark meat turkey burger | roasted tomato | pimento mornay sauce
mini challah bun


RESERVE ONLINE

The Cooper Restaurant
4610 PGA Boulevard – Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Harpoon Beer Dinner at Max Amore May 17

20160517 Harpoon

Celebrating American Craft Beer Week
Max Amore is very pleased to present
A Beer & Food Pairing Dinner
featuring New England’s own Harpoon Brewery

Special Guest Speaker
Corey Johnson from Harpoon Brewery

Tuesday May 17th, 2016
Seating at 6:30pm

Reception
Harpoon Brewery Direct Specialty
Passed hors d’oeuvres

Course 1
Harpoon Take 5 Session IPA
Lemon Leaf Wrapped Spicy Lamb Meatballs
Toasted Cumin Seed Whipped Ricotta

Course 2
Harpoon Camp Wannamango Pale Ale for Summer
Prosciutto Beggar Purses
Prosciutto di Parma, Fresh Berries, Baby Arugula,
Buffalo Mozz, Broken Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course 3
Harpoon Sticke Alt 100 Barrel Series #57
Fire Roasted Bratwurst
Toasted Spatzle, Beer Pickled Cabbage, Mustard Bbq Sauce

Dessert
Harpoon Arctic Ale
Bacon S’Mores
Applewood Bacon, Milk Chocolate, Marshmallow, Graham Cracker

$55 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations 860-659-2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Celebrate Cinco with Cazadores Tequila at Oyster Bar

Cazadores 2016

Max’s Oyster Bar Is Pleased To Present:

A Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Featuring Tequila Cazadores

Special Guest Speaker
Nadine Gengras, Tequila Maven

Thursday | May 5 | 6:30pm

Please join us for a special “Cinco Celebration”
with a menu by Executive Chef Hunter Morton
and cocktails created by Mixologist Derek Vitale.

Tequila Cazadores. From the Highland region of Jalisco, Mexico,
where earthly elements align to produce the most perfect agave.
The climate yields sweet, strong and delicious plants.
Matured to perfection for at least seven years.

To learn more about Tequila Cazadores, please visit their website.

EL MENU

CUANDO TE SIENTAS
(“When You Sit”)
Bohemia | Original Lager
Snapper Ceviche
watermelon granita, cucumber gel, pineapple, chiluba caviar, corn tortilla

UNO
Cazadores Tequila Silver
Chili Paloma Side By Side with Mini-Shooter
Margarita’s Shrimp Tamale
roasted tomato sauce

DOS
Cazadores Tequila Reposado
El Diablo Side By Side with Mini-Shooter
Taco el Pollo
confit chicken, grilled mexican onions, chele’s death salsa

TRES
Cazadores Tequila Anejo
Oaxaca Old Fashioned Side by Side with Mini-Shooter
Chile Relleno
broad brook beef, poblano pepper,
oaxaca queso fresco, tequila-lime crema

EL POSTRE
(“Dessert”)
Cazadores Tequila Extra Anejo
Sipper
Tequila Tres Leches Cake
coconut, pineapple

~menu subject to change~

Dinner Followed By Live Music

$72.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.236.6299

 

A Cinco de Mayo Patron Tequila Dinner @ TK

Patron @ TK 2016 II

Update April 27th, 2016

The May 5th Dinner is Sold Out – 2nd Night Added!

Reservations being taken for – May 12th – Same Great Menu!

A Special Cinco de Mayo Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen
with Patron Tequila and food by Chef Chris Torla.

6:00pm Reception  |  6:30pm Seating

RECEPTION

Huaraches de Chorizo Barbacoa

salsa borracha, black beans, anejo cheese

Warm Tortillas with Assorted Salsas

Grilled Pineapple Margaritas featuring Patron Silver

1st COURSE
Tequila Chipotle Cured Salmon Gravlax
baby arugula, yellow fin tuna, Patron Silver vinaigrette
Jalapeño Tequila Gimlet featuring Patron Reposado

2nd COURSE
Arctic Char Escabeche
baby carrots, cauliflower, frisee, spring onions, black garlic escabeche
Smoked Tomato Sangrita featuring Patron Anejo

3rd COURSE
Carne Asada en Mole Negro
hickory grilled beef tenderloin, pinto beans,
pasilla chile sauce, charcoal scallions

Roca Patron flight

DESSERT
Marcona Almond Cake
anejo bananas foster sauce, citronage cream
Mexican Cream featuring Patron XO

$65 per person
(not including tax & gratuity)

Call for Reservations
860.493.7412

150 trumbull st | hartford, ct 06103  | @trumbullkitchen

A Washington State Wine Dinner @ Max Fish

CSM-Fish

Max Fish Presents:
A WASHINGTON STATE WINEMAKER DINNER

May 5, 2016

With Special Guest Speaker: Bob Bertheau
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winemaker

Seating | 6:30pm

Quality is the driving force in everything at Chateau Ste. Michelle.
The winery has spent decades investing in quality vineyards
throughout the Columbia Valley in Washington, the finest winemaking equipment,
and world-class, top winemaking talent. This commitment to quality has led
Chateau Ste. Michelle to earn some of the highest accolades in the industry today.

To learn more, visit their website.

MENU

RECEPTION
Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills, 2014
Matt’s Bloody Mary Granita & Spicy Lobster Spoon
Honey Goat Cheese & Rhubarb Canape

classic gougere
Ahi Tuna Poke
lime peel, kukui nut, sesame-sea salt wonton

COURSE ONE
Eroica Riesling, 2014
Smoked Columbia River Sturgeon
edamame puree, mizuna greens, miso-mustard vinaigrette, spiced soy nuts

COURSE TWO

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Indian Wells District, 2014
Chicken & Lobster Pot Pie
sweet peas, baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, parmesan puff pastry

COURSE THREE
Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah, 2012
Cedar Planked Northwest Wild Salmon
pork & scallion fried rice, ponzu-soy glaze, shaved spring vegetables

COURSE FOUR
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek, 2012
Veal Involtini
crab & mushroom stuffing, braised veal breast fregola,
grilled asparagus, cracked pepper-red wine gastrique

DESSERT
Coffee/Tea/Tasty Treats

$89.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.652.3474

110 Glastonbury Blvd | Glastonbury, CT 06033 | @maxfishct

Max Lunch Club – Estate Wines of South Africa

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FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2016

Max’s Oyster Bar is pleased to announce the next installment of
The Max Lunch Club
Featuring
Estate Wines from the Western Cape of South Africa

Guest Speaker:
Sara Ryan – National Wine Manager, Cape Classic Imports

Since 1992, Cape Classic has been the leading importer for fine estates
from South Africa’s Western Cape wine region. Selections include some of
the oldest estates in the region to some of the most modern and newest offerings.

To learn more about Cape Classic Imports, visit their website.

Friday April 29
12:45 arrival | 1:00pm lunch

MENU

FIRST
Raats Chenin Blanc Original, 2014
Crab Samosa – hearts of palm, spiced yogurt

SECOND
Indaba Mosaic Red, 2014
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot)
Cape Malay Fish Curry – Cod, roasted garlic, basmati rice, cilantro

ENTREE
Kanonkop Kadette, Stellenbosch, 2013
Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Lamb Pie Bobotie – tamarind, almonds, golden raisins, sweet potato

SOMETHING SWEET
Jam Jar Shiraz Spritz
Crunchie – oatmeal cookie bar

$42.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.236.6299

max’s oyster bar | 964 farmington ave. | w. hartford, ct 06107 | @maxsoysterbar