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A Profile of Richard Rosenthal in Bentley (College) Magazine


08/28/15 - A Profile of Richard Rosenthal in Bentley (College) Magazine

By Max Restaurant Group

Click here to read the full article.

 

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ACCOLADES


08/24/15 - Recent Reviews on Social Media

By Trumbull Kitchen

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Max Chef to Farm in NRN


06/08/15 - Max Chef to Farm featured in Nation's Restaurant News

By Max Restaurant Group

A great piece on the "Table in the Farm" movement featuring Max Catering & Events/Max Chef to Farm Chef Scott Miller

http://bit.ly/1KY7vk6

 

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Max Chef to Farm 2015 Schedule Just Announced!


04/22/15 - Schedule Posted and Reservations Available Now!

By Max Restaurant Group

The 2015 MAX CHEF TO FARM Summer Schedule Posted and Reservations Available Now!

 

Click here for all the details.

 

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Tax Relief Day


04/14/15 - Buy 1 Entree, Get the 2nd @ 50%

By Max Restaurant Group

MAX TAX RELIEF DAY

 

Buy One Entree, get the 2nd Entree for 50% off
all day long at all MAX restaurants*


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


*Promotion applicable to entrees only on parties of 2 or more.
Dining alone? Single diners can receive a 50% discount off their entree choice.
Not available for sharing, take-out orders, or private parties.
Discount will be applied to the lower priced entree.
An 18% gratuity will be added to the pre-discounted amount of guest check.
Max Vantage points will be awarded for the post-discounted amount of guest check
for the amount the Max Vantage member pays only.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
Offer only available at CT & MA Max locations.
For more information, please contact your favorite Max restaurant.

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2015 Max Chef to Farm


03/23/15 - Schedule Coming Soon

By Max Restaurant Group

We're almost done putting the final touches on our Summer 2015 Max Chef to Farm schedule. Look for an email annoucment soon! 

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Let MAX Cater Your Seder


03/18/15 - Let MAX Cater Your Seder

By Max Catering & Events

Enjoy the time with your family and let MAX do the cooking!

 

For all the info, click here.

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CSA Farm Membership 2015 w/ Rosedale Farms


03/05/15 - Rosedale Farms CSA Membership for 2015

By Max Catering & Events

Rosedale Farms & Vineyars are now planning and organizing our farm membership (CSA) for 2015.  This year we are expanding to more organics, hydroponics and heirloom varieties for our members. Many Max patrons enjoy Rosedale fruits and vegetables throughout the season.  This year Rosedale will be providing an additional pickup for our CSA on Wednesday 9am – 11am at Max Oyster Bar.  We realize many cannot always get to the farm so we would like to make it more convenient for you to enjoy our membership.  We hope to offer more events such as Farm fests (in which members will receive four tickets to one event) as well as a very challenging corn maze (also four tickets).

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Holiday Entertaining at The MAX Restaurant Group


11/21/14 - Holiday Recipes from Max's Oyster Bar

By Max Restaurant Group

 Your calendar is likely already full of holiday plans: family dinners, cocktail soirees, office gatherings. And if you're entertaining, maybe you're looking to serve wow-worthy bites and drinks that go way beyond meatballs and onion dip. The Chef and mixologist at Max's Oyster Bar have stepped up to offer their expertise, putting together stylish yet easily replicated recipes for elegant appetizers and cocktails to impress your guests. 

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The 2nd Annual Max Champagne Classic


11/21/14 - Max Downtown Hosts Champagne Classic

By Max Restaurant Group

The second annual Champagne Gala Dec. 5 at the CityPlace Atrium features tastings of high-end brands like Roederer, Billecart Salmon and Pol Roger, paired with raw bar offerings and passed hors d'oeuvres. $99 per person, not including tax and gratuity, which includes a $25 donation to Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC). This reception starts at 5:30 pm.


Then at 7:30 pm, Max Downtown hosts guests for a Tête de Cuvée dinner, pairing more luxury champagne with cuisine by Executive Chef Chris Sheehan. Menu includes Nantucket bay scallops en croute, honey-glazed MarWin Farms duck breast and tournedos Rossini with seared foie gras and shaved Perigord truffles.

$195 per person for the reception & dinner, not including tax and gratuity, including a $50 donation to CCMC. Reservations are required. Call 860.522.2530 for more information.

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The Cooper Announces New Brunch Menu


10/30/14 - November brunch proceeds to benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank

By The Cooper

Chef Adam Brown has announced that “Sunday Funday” is about to get really appetizing with the launch of a new brunch menu. Available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the rustic, let’s-try-it-all menu caters to hungry foodies who enjoy spending time with family and friends over a good meal. 

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CT Restaurant & Beer Week 2014


10/13/14 - It's Connecticut Restaurant & Beer Week!

By Max Restaurant Group

The annual Connecticut Restaurant Week, hosted by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, will have a new component when it kicks off Oct. 13. In conjunction with the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association and CT Beer Trail, diners will also see specials and promotions for the state's craft beers. 

 

 

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Hunter Morton's Sockeye Salmon w/ Sweet Summer Succotash


07/28/14 - From today's Fox CT Morning Show

By Max Restaurant Group

 Here is the recipe for Max Downtown Executive Chef Hunter Morton's Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Sweet Summer Succotash.

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Max Restaurant Week


04/07/14 - Max Restaurant Week - April 7 - 13

By Max Restaurant Group

All Max restaurants - April 7 - 13

 

Prix Fixe menus, Chef Specials, and more!

 

Click here for the menus

 

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Valentine's Evening with MAX and the HSO


02/04/14 - An Evening of great food and music

By Max Restaurant Group

Looking for something different this Valentine's Day? Why not spend Valentine's Evening at The Bushnell Theater for the Performing Arts and enjoy the Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing symphonic dances from "West Side Story", with a pre-show soiree featuring catering by MAX EVENTS.

Click here for more.

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Friday Night Karaoke at Max Amore


12/20/13 - Do you karaoke?

By Max Restaurant Group

Join us every Friday night in our bar area for food and fun...and singing!

 

We have a special late night happy hour bar bites menu and drink specials.

 

View the menu here

 

Call 860.659.2819 for more info.

 

See you there!

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Champagne & Oysters at MAX


12/18/13 - Champagne & Oysters Special now through Dec. 29

By Max Restaurant Group

 Celebrate the holiday season with a little (more) indulgence.

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Max's Tavern Featured on Phantom Gourmet


08/12/13 - Max's Tavern Featured on Phantom Gourmet

By Max Restaurant Group

 Max's Tavern Featured on Phantom Gourmet on Saturday, August 11, 2013.

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Fox CT and Max Restaurant Group Pour In HUGE Returns for Hartford's Kids


07/19/13 - Guest Bartender Night at Trumbull Kitchen Raises Excitement and Funding for Hartford's Camp Courant 2013 Buddy Bash

By Max Restaurant Group

A packed Trumbull Kitchen was the scene on a steamy July night for a wonderful evening in celebration of Hartford. Stephen King, Justin Beiber, and a fireworks celebration were not even the headline event, as special guests flocked to the downtown location in support of Hartford’s Camp Courant. The team from Fox CT continued is fantastic history of giving to the youth organization by taking part in a ‘Guest Bartender Night’ raising much needed funding for Hartford’s youth. The doors of Trumbull Kitchen were opened as a result of the continued kindness and generosity of Max Restaurant Group President Rich Rosenthal. Rosenthal, who always has made the community of Hartford and its children a priority, once again will be a major contributing force behind the upcoming annual Camp celebration known as Buddy Bash. Jimmy Altman, Erika Arias, Logan Byrnes, Rich Coppola, Ray Dunaway (WTIC AM 1080), and Joe Furey provided guests with a variety of cool libations in an effort to support the oldest and largest FREE summer program currently in the United States. More than $1100 was raised in less than two hours which Hartford’s Camp Courant will use to continue its ongoing work in making a difference for Hartford’s kids. Located in Farmington, it has been Hartford’s Camp Courant mission since 1894 to provide a FREE summer sanctuary where children can develop positive relationships, learn, and most importantly, have fun.

 

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Memorial Day 2013


05/27/13 - All Max restaurants are OPEN Monday, May 27th, EXCEPT Max Downtown & Trumbull Kitchen

By Max Restaurant Group

 All Max restaurants are OPEN Monday, May 27th, EXCEPT Max Downtown & Trumbull Kitchen.

For reservations, call or click here

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Cigars Under The Stars 2013


05/20/13 - Join ESPN's Colin Cowherd at our annual "Cigars Under The Stars"

By Max Restaurant Group

 Join ESPN's Colin Cowherd as he hosts our annual "Cigars Under The Stars" event at Max's Tavern at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Includes a four course meal, a bourbon and port tasting, and of course, cigars, outside on our patio and lounge.

$125 per person.

 

Seating is limited, so call 413.746.6299 for reservations today or click here to reserve online.

View the menu

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Max's Oyster Bar is one of Hartford Magazine's "Great Dates" for Valentine's Day


01/29/13 - With Valentine's Day bearing down, the pressure's on to show that special someone that you care enough to plan the very best.

By Max Restaurant Group

 With Valentines Day bearing down, the pressure’s on to show that special someone that you care enough to plan the very best.

more >>>

 

 http://www.maxdiningcard.com/userfiles/file/MOB_HartfordMag.pdf

 

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Max Newsletter ~ Winter


01/22/13 - Max Newsletter ~ Winter

By Brian Mitchell

 http://www.maxdiningcard.com/userfiles/file/2013-01-01%20Max%20Beverage%20Newsletter.pdf

 

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Max Montly Journal - December 2012


12/05/12 - This month's Beverage newsletter

By Brian Mitchell

 News and information on Max beverages.

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MRG supports GGS (Growing Great Schools)


11/01/12 - Our Hartford and W. Hartford restaurants feature desserts made with locally grown apples

By Max Restaurant Group

This weekend, November 2, 3, & 4, four Max restaurants will be featuring dessert made with locally-grown apples to raise money for Growing Great Schools (GGS). 

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Vote for Max!


10/24/12 - Vote for Max - CRA Salute to Excellence

By Max Restaurant Group

The Connecticut Restaurant Association is holding its annual "Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner" at Mohegan Sun next month. We have a few nominees, so we would appreciate your vote.

 

Upscale Restaurant of the Year ~ Max Downtown

Mixologist of the Year ~ David Bouchard (Max Fish)

Chef of the Year ~ Hunter Morton (Max Downtown)

 

Please click here to vote.

 

Thank you!

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Max Cares


10/23/12 - Local chefs making school lunches a hit in W. Hartford

By Max Restaurant Group

 An artiflce from the Hartford Courant discussing Max Downtown Executive Chef Hunter Morton's efforts to come up with healthy, fresh new recipes for school lunches.

 

Click here to read the full article

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Max Burger Graces the cover of Hartford Magazine


09/28/12 - Max Burger Graces the cover of Hartford Magazine

By Max Restaurant Group

 Max Burger graces the cover of Hartford Magazine

 

The "Kobe Fun" guy burger lands on the cover of the latest issue of Hartford Magazine in their story highlighting the best burgers and brews in the Hartford area.

 

 

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Max Newsletter - Fall 2012


09/13/12 - Max Newsletter

By Max Restaurant Group

 Max Newsletter Fall 2012

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Miller mixes some mean Moonshine


09/09/12 - Miller mixes some mean Moonshine

By Max Restaurant Group

Anyone who has ever eaten at Max's Oyster Bar or at one of our celebrated Max's Chef to Farm Dinners has had the pleasure of experiencing the cuisine of Chef Scott Miller. Did you also know that he makes a mean cocktail?

 

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Taste of the Suburbs


08/21/12 - Come East of the River for "A Taste of the Suburbs"

By Max Restaurant Group

 Join us at Max Amore and Max Fish in Glastonbury, CT for "A Taste of the Suburbs", a week-long event (Aug. 27th thru Sept. 2nd) featuring enticing 3-course menus for only $20.12 per person (excluding tax, gratuity, and beverages).

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Max's Chef to Farm Dinner nationally recognized by Fodor's


07/09/12 - One of the Top 5 "fabulous farm dinners" in the US.

By Max Restaurant Group

Max Restaurant Group is thrilled to be nationally recognized by Fodor's Travel Guide for our Chef to Farm Dinners. 

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MRG Salutes Michael Corcoran on his Environmental Excellence Award


04/27/12 - Conservationist, Environmentalist and Migratory Songbird Enthusiast Michael Corcoran to receive the 2012 Environmental Excellence Award

By Max Restaurant Group

Max Restaurant Group salutes Michael Corcoran, who has worked for many years at Max Amore, for this distinguished award. He is set to receive this award on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at the Earth Fair at the Connecticut Audobon Society Center at Glastonbury.

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Rave review of Max Downtown in the NY Times


04/08/12 - "Terrific", "Max impresses".

By Max Restaurant Group

From the Sunday New York Times (4.8.12)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/nyregion/a-review-of-max-downtown-restaurant-in-hartford.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all%3Fsrc%3Dtp&smid=fb-share

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Fresh Produce from Rosedale Farms


03/28/12 - Max's Oyster Bar will be an Official Member Pick-up location for fresh produce from Rosedale

By Max Restaurant Group

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards to offer you the freshest and highest quality produce around. We are now an Official Member Pick-Up location.

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Brunch at Max Fish


03/26/12 - Have you heard?

By Max Restaurant Group

We're serving Sunday brunch at Max Fish in Glastonbury. Featuring a new take on brunch classics and an incredible Bloody Mary Bar.

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Single Cask cocktails at Max Fish & Max's Oyster Bar


03/14/12 - The Barrel-Aged Cocktail has been making it way around the country and is now firmly in Connecticut at the Max Restaurant Group.

By Max Restaurant Group

The Barrel-Aged Cocktail has been making it way around the country and is now firmly in Connecticut at the Max Restaurant Group.

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MAX Events


02/10/12 - Lots of great special events happening at MRG!

By Max Restaurant Group

To keep up with all the latest news and events happening at Max Restaurant Group, bookmark our Calendar.

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Special Valentine's Cocktails at Max's


02/10/12 - All of our MAXologists have been working hard to create new and innovative cocktails to feature over the next few days leading up to Valentine's Day

By Brian Mitchell

Each cocktail has a unique style created by the local bartenders at each of our locations, and most of them will be featuring Mionetto Prosecco, a lovely sparkling wine from Italy, as the main ingredient. Loads of fresh ingredients from raspberries to edible orchids are being used. Make your reservations today or just stop by one of our taverns for a great, original cocktail, such as Mike Mills’ “Downtown Love” from Max Downtown in Hartford.

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3 MAX restaurants open Xmas Eve


12/22/11 - Max Downtown, Max Fish, and Max's Tavern

By Max Restaurant Group

Feel like going out to dinner Christmas Eve? Max Downtown, Max Fish, and Max's Tavern will all be serving dinner.

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Max's Teddy Bear Brunch on WMAS-FM


11/18/11 - AnnMarie Harding of Max's Tavern chat with the Kellogg Krew

By Max Restaurant Group

AnnMarie Harding of Max's Tavern chat with the Kellogg Krew at MWAS 94.7 FM about the 2nd Annual Max's Teddy Bear Brunch.

http://www.maxdiningcard.com//data/calendar/images/MaxTeddyBearBrunch_WMAS_11.18.11.mp3

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Max's Oyster Bar Executive Chef Scott Miller named "Chef of the Year"


11/15/11 - Scott Miller named "Chef of the Year' by the Connecticut Restaurant Association

By Max Restaurant Group

Scott Miller, of Max's Oyster Bar, was named the 2011 Chef of the Year by the CT Restaurant Association. Miller beat out 100 other nominees to win this inaugural award.

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Max Classic raises another $200,000 for Arthritis Foundation


10/03/11 - Golf Classic has raised more than $2M for Arthritis programs

By Max Restaurant Group

The Arthritis Foundation New England Region and the Max Restaurant Group celebrated the 10th Anniversary of it's highly successful Max Classic Golf Tournament.

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Max Downtown Bar Manager "Boston" Mike Mills featured on the Hammer + Sickle Vodka website


09/30/11 - Congratulations Boston Mike

By Max Restaurant Group

Max Downtown Bar Manager "Boston" Mike Mills featured on the Hammer + Sickle Vodka website.

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LOBSTER FESTIVAL CANCELED!


09/24/11 - Due to impending bad weather, event has been canceled.

By Max Restaurant Group

Once again, the weather has affected our plans, so we have canceled this event.

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It's CT Farm Heritage Month at MAX


09/06/11 - Special 3-course "pre-fixe" menus at all CT Max restaurants

By Bobby V.

Max restaurants launch program to highlight locally grown and produced ingredients all month long.

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West Hartford is a national semi-finalist in the Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest.


05/05/11 - West Hartford is a national semi-finalist in the Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest.e are the only team from Connecticut to make it this far!

By N/A

West Hartford is a national semi-finalist in the Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest sponsored by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign and the USDA. We are the only team from Connecticut to make it this far!

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Harte Infiniti New Navigation System Video feat. Max's Oyster Bar


04/29/11 - Check out Max's Oyster Bar in new Harte Infiniti video

By Bobby V.

Check out Max's Osyter Bar as featured in the new Harte Infiniti video. It showcases the car's new Zagat Guide feature in its Navigation system and prominently highlights the Oyster Bar!

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Max Restaurant Group Voted Best of Hartford


04/28/11 - Max Wins Best of Hartford '11

By Max Restaurant Group

Max Restaurant Group was voted Best of Hartford by Hartford Magazine readers in 23 categories.  Click here for the full list of awards and winners.

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Connecticut Magazine Features Max's Farm Dinners


07/07/10 - Dining at a farm is more than a magical experience; it cultivates the local-sustainable food movement.

By Elizabeth Keyser

Click here for the full story.

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2007 Max's Family Cuvee Napa Valley 750ml - On Sale Now


02/04/10 - For years we have searched for the perfect accompaniment to a delicious Max meal. This is our answer: our Family Cuvee is a special blend of only the finest Napa Valley fruit.

By Max Restaurant Group

For years we have searched for the perfect accompaniment to a delicious Max meal. This is our answer: our Family Cuvee is a special blend of only the finest Napa Valley fruit. The five Bordeaux style varietals plus syrah express wild berry aromatics that explode out of the glass and tantalize the palette

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Chef Morton's Potato and Sweet Potato Latke Recipes!


12/07/09 - Chef Morton's Potato and Sweet Potato Latke Recipes!

By Hunter Morton, Executive Chef, Max Downtown

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Max and Starlight Gardens


08/31/09 - All Organic Dinner Under the Stars.

By The Middletown Press

 Click here for the full article from The Middletown Press.

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Photos from the Rosedale Farms Dinner


08/04/09 - View Photos from the Rosedale Farms Dinner

By Max Restaurant Group

Click here to view photos from the second Rosedale Farms dinner .

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