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

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

max a mia | 70 e. main st. | avon, ct 06001 | @maxamiact

Wormtown Brewery Comes to Hoop City

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Max’s Tavern is very pleased to present
Wormtown Comes to Hoop City
A Beer & Food Pairing Dinner
featuring Wormtown Brewery of Worcester, MA

Special Guest Speaker
Nick Gannon of Wormtown Brewery
Featuring the Cuisine of Chef Paul Roberge

Please join us for an evening of local beer and food as we welcome
Wormtown to Hoop City. Winner of numerous national & international beer awards,
Wormtown brews some incredible beers made with local ingredients,
(“a piece of Mass in every glass”), so if you haven’t had one yet, now’s the time!

To learn more about Wormtown Brewery, please visit their website

Thursday April 21 | 6:30pm Seating

MENU

Reception
Blonde Cougar | Summer Ale | 5% ABV

Course 1
Bottle Rocket | Pale Ale | 5% ABV | 55 IBU’s
Oxtail Marmalade Toast
pickled rhubarb, radish, celery leaf

Course 2
Punxsutawney | Pils | 5% ABV
Striped Bass Kinilaw
green mango, coconut vinegar, chili, spring onion

Course 3

Be Hoppy | Left Coast I.P.A. | 6.5% ABV | 70 IBU’s
Shoyu Ramen
spicy pork belly, snow pea kimchi, soft boiled egg

Course 4
Hopulence | D.I.P.A. | 8.5% ABV | 120 IBU’s
Grilled Spring Lamb
charred carrot, fava beans, ocopa sauce

Course 5
Spies Like Us | Russian Imperial Stout | 9% ABV
Black Russian Chocolate Cake
drunken blackberries

$65 Per Person
(not including tax or gratuity)

*menu subject to change*

Please Call for Reservations
413-746-6299

1000 Hall of Fame Ave | Springfield, MA | 01103

Stone Brewing Co. Beer Dinner @ TK – Come get Stone-d on 4/20

StoneTrumbull Kitchen Is Very Pleased To Preset A

4-20 Brewery Dinner featuring Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido , CA

With Special Guest Speaker
Chris Charest from Stone
Featuring the Cuisine of Chef Chris Torla

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing.

Wednesday 4-20-16
6:00 reception | 6:30 Seating
Menu
Stone Beer Dinner Menu
4-20-16

Reception – Stone IPA

Stone Americano Stout
Nicaraguan Maduro Smoked Venison Loins
roasted mushrooms, Moody Bleu tartlet

Stone Enjoy By 4.20
House Made Merguez and Shrimp Jambalaya
sweet peppers, plum tomato, celery leaf rice

Stone Vertical Epic 8.08.08
Fennel Grilled Quail
asparagus salad, Maine lobster salpicon, spring pea sauce

2016 Old Guardian Barley Wine Dry-Hopped with Pekko Hops
Valhrona Chocolate Sponge Cake
coconut caramel, Dark rum syrup, toasted pecans

$65 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Trumbull Kitchen for Reservations

Autism Speaks, Max Listens

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AUTISM SPEAKS, MAX LISTENS

Max Lights it up Blue – April 2, 2017

The MAX Restaurant Group, with eleven locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida, is proud to partner once again with Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism advocacy organization for another one day fundraising event. On Sunday, April 2nd, MAX will be donating 10% of the day’s sales to the Autism Speaks New England and Palm Beach County Chapters.

“After the success of last year’s event, we are very happy to host this special fundraiser on World Autism Awareness Day to help bring autism awareness and money to our local communities”, said Bobby Venetianer, Operations Manager for the Max Restaurant Group. This important cause will be highlighted through a company-wide campaign to bring people out for Sunday Brunch, lunch or dinner. Additional donations will be accepted and given directly to the charity from any of the locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida. Mr. Venetianer adds: “Bring the family and friends and come enjoy a great day and help us raise a lot of money for a wonderful organization”.

For more information, please contact Bobby Venetianer at bobbyv@mrgct.com. This event was his initiative and is very near and dear to him, as is son is on the Autism Spectrum.  Thank you in advance for your support.

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About the Max Restaurant Group

Founded in 1986 by Richard Rosenthal, the Max Restaurant Group currently operates 11 successful, distinct, and independent restaurants in the Greater Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA areas and The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The company prides itself on its customer service and innovative approach in delivering the best dining experience possible and always put forth an uncompromising commitment to quality, service, style, and cuisine. To share in the experience, please visit us in our restaurants or at maxrestaurantgroup.com

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $570 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 70 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

Max Downtown Supports Journey Home

Max Downtown is very pleased to announce a month-long benefit to help Journey Home, one of Hartford’s leading advocacy groups working to end homelessness in Ct.  Journey Home is a team of innovative problem solvers who are passionate about ending homelessness in our community. Founded in 2007 as the agency responsible for implementing Hartford’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Journey Home has grown to become a strategic leader and valued partner for homeless service providers throughout the region.

journey-home-logo-FINAL (1) whiteJourney Home’s mission is to accelerate progress towards ending chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. Partnering with the region’s social service providers, Journey Home focuses on solving the problem of chronic homelessness with housing, employment, and support services, rather than managing it with emergency shelter. As a catalyst for systemic change, Journey Home develops and implements innovative ways to improve the housing and service system in order to offer those experiencing homelessness paths toward independent, fulfilling, and productive lives.

IMG_20160104_100302005Max Downtown is supporting the efforts of Journey Home during the month of January 2016, by featuring a special cocktail all month long, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Journey Home.  The Wild Moon Beam Cocktail, created by Max Downtown’s Bar Manager Michael Boiano, features Jim Beam Bourbon along with Hartford’s very own Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur by the Hartford Flavor Company.

For each drink purchased through the month of January, Max Downtown will donate $1 to Journey Home.  Max Downtown will also be helping to host the Journey Home 2016 Gala at City Place in Hartford on January 29th.  For more information on that event, please click here.

WILD MOON BEAM
Glass: Rocks
.75oz Jim Beam Bourbon
.75oz Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur
.75oz Averna Amaro
.75oz Lemon Juice
Combine in a tin with ice, integration shake
Garnish: 5 x cranberries (dried) soaked in Bourbon