MAX CHEF TO FARM 2019 SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BOOK TICKETS – NEW EVENTS ADDED FOR THIS SEASON

The Max Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the 2019 Chef to Farm Summer event schedule. For the 12th year in a row, Max Chef to Farm is taking the show on the road and will be hosting a series of dinners and festivals out in the filed, literally. We are dedicated to supporting our local farms and other food and beverage producers, and by bringing the “Max” experience to the farms we get to celebrate all of the hard work and bounty that surrounds us here in Connecticut and Southern New England.

This year we bring back some of the annual favorites, such as the Corn (Maize), BBQ-Bluegrass-Brews, and Tomato dinners, and the ever popular Hoptoberfest. New for season are several dinner events, as well as an added festival theme for Father’s Day. One of the most popular Chef to Farm events is the Lobsterfest, which will be on September 29th, this season, and for Father’s Day we are hosting the Backyard BBQ and Family Fun Day – so that everyone can come out and enjoy a great, relaxing day with dad and the family. Other new events include a Whiskey Dinner with Max Downtown, a Sunflower and Wine Festival in July, and a Chef to Brewery event with Hanging Hills Brewery in Hartford, CT.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the summer and fall season at any of these great events. Links to purchase tickets are listed below by clicking on the event details below the respective pictures. Full details for each are listed on the Eventbrite ticketing pages via the links, or through the Max Chef to Farm website – maxcheftofarm.com


Max Chef to Farm Festival: 6th Annual Father’s Day Fest – Dad’s Day Backyard BBQ and Comfort Day
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner: “Berries & Blossoms”
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner “MAIZE: Tapas & Corn”
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Festival: Sunflower and CT Wine Festival
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner: Downtown on the Farm Whiskey Dinner
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max’s Farm Festival: Oyster Festival
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “BBQ, Bluegrass & Brews”
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Friday, August 9, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner: Max Olé – Tacos & Tequila
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner “Ode to Tomatoes”
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Dinner “The Vegetarian’s Garden”
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Brewery Dinner: Oktoberfest at Hanging Hills Brewery Hartford
Hanging Hills Brewing Company | 150 Ledyard Street | Hartford, CT 06114
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Festival: 6th Annual New England Lobster Fest
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Max Chef to Farm Festival: 6th Annual Hoptoberfest 2019
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | 25 East Weatogue Street | Simsbury, CT 06070
Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Derby Day @ Max

Max Downtown

Featuring Woodford Reserve bourbon, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Derby-inspired passed & stationed appetizers. Best Hat Contest. First 80 people to reserve will receive a commemorative 145th Anniversary Derby glass.

$45 per person in advance / $55 per person at the door (plus taxes and fees)

Click here to purchase tickets

Max’s Oyster Bar

Derby Food & Drinks available in the bar area only. Best Hat Contest for the ladies. Call for more information – 860.236.6299

Max’s Tavern

Derby-inspired food and cocktails in the bar. Call for more – 413.746.6299

Autism Speaks, Max Listens

Dine for a Cause to Promote Autism Awareness at MAX

All 11 Max locations to increase awareness and raise money for Autism Speaks New England.

HARTFORD, CT – Compassion needs no words when you dine at a MAX restaurant for its fourth annual “Dine for a Cause” event. On Tuesday, April 2, dine at any of the 10 Max restaurants in Connecticut or Massachusetts in support of World Autism Awareness Day and to help those in our community who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

During the one-day fundraiser, a portion of your bill will be donated to Autism Speaks New England. Guests are asked to mention the fundraiser to their server or bartender for proceeds to go to the charity. Additional donations will be accepted through Sunday, April 7.

This feel-good event goes beyond charitable giving, it’s personal. Bobby Venetianer, Max Restaurant Group Director of Community Outreach, has a child on the spectrum. “Nearly everyone knows someone who has been touched by autism, whether it’s a family member or a friend. We are proud to raise awareness and funds so individuals with autism, and their families, can achieve their best life”, said Venetianer.

A bite at a Max Restaurant can help Autism Speaks’ mission, which is to promote solutions and support. So, grab a seat and champion your neighbors in the autism community!

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.

For more information, please contact Mr. Venetianer at bobbyv@mrgct.com

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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.

Greater Hartford International Pinot Noir Festival – Final List of Wines to be Shown is Tremendous!

We are just a day away from this inaugural tasting event, which looks to be a classic for anyone who is a fan of wine, and especially Pinot Noir. With a tremendous selection of Pinot Noir from around the world, we will be show-casing wines at many price levels and regions.

Just take a look at the list below – cannot express how much fun and what an opportunity this event will be. Beautiful weather and a great setting at the atrium at Max Downtown in Hartford. Tickets are available (we have lots of space) and of course plenty of wine.

Single ticket price to the tasting is $45, plus tax and gratuity, and there will be passed snacks and light fare.

Click here to book your tickets on Eventbrite

At the door tickets will be $55 plus tax and gratuity, if you are still thinking about going, later.


Frederick Wildman and Sons – Jennifer Young
2016 Pinot Nero “Meczan” J. Hofstatter (Alto Adige) $21.99
2016 Pinot Noir, Luigi Bosca (Mendoza) $21.99
2016 Pinot Noir “Los Carneros” Cuvaison $44.99
2016 Mercurey, Domaine Faiveley $29.99
2014 Chambolle-Musigny, Domaine Faiveley $106.49
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Faiveley $60.99

Kobrand – Jordan Ross
2017 Pinot Noir “Lunita” Bodega Chacra (Patagonia) $57.99
2016 Pinot Noir, Domaine Carneros (Napa Valley) $50.99
2016 Pinot Noir, Resonance (Willamette Valley) $36.99
2016 Auxey-Duresses, Domaine Louis Jadot $36.99
2015 Pommard, Domaine Louis Jadot $67.99

Jackson Family Wines – Seth Kweller
2015 Pinot Noir “STA Rita Hills” Brewer-Clifton $43.99
2015 Pinot Noir “Les Voisins” Copain $41.99
2014 Pinot Noir, Wild Ridge (Sonoma) $29.99
2017 Pinot Noir, Siduri (Santa Barbara) $34.99

Vineyard Brands – Paul Nerz
2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards (South Africa) $48.99
2015 Monthelie, Domaine Thierry et Pascale Matrot $51.99
2015 Santenay “Les Hates” Vincent et Sophie Morey $35.99
2016 Fixin, Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret $53.99
2015 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epenots, Domaine de Courcel $166.99

Worldwide Wines – Tom Taylor
2014 Pinot Noir “Knox Vineyard” Au Bon Climat $53.99
2015 Pinot Noir “Mills Vineyard” Calera $75.99
2015 Pinot Noir Estate, Melville Winery $38.99
2016 Pinot Noir “Dundee Hills” Archery Summit $69.99

Dreyfus Ashby – Gia Pascarelli
2017 Pinot Noir Cloudline (Willamette Valley) $24.99
2015 Pinot Noir RoseRock (Eola-Amity Hills) $39.99
2016 Cotes de Nuits Villages, Joseph Drouhin $34.99
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, Joseph Drouhin $79.99
2016 Vosne-Romanee, Joseph Drouhin $107.99
2015 Pinot Noir “Dundee Hills” Domaine Drouhin Oregon $49.99
2014 Pinot Noir “Laurene” Domaine Drouhin Oregon $79.99

Slocum and Sons – Ashlynn Taylor
2016 Pinot Noir “Avni” Lingua Franca (Oregon) $39.99
2015 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve, Domaine Serene $84.99
2016 Pinot Noir, Flowers (Sonoma Coast) $64.99
2017 Pinot Noir “Clark and Telephone” Belle Glos $59.99
2016 Pinot Noir, Chanin (Santa Barbara) $31.99

Allan S. Goodman – Howard Asadow
2017 Pinot Noir “Whole Cluster” Willamette Valley Vineyards $28.99
2016 Pinot Noir Estate Willamette Valley Vineyards $33.99
2015 Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard, Ken Wright Cellars $80.99
2015 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, Ken Wright Cellars $80.99
2015 Pinot Noir “Russian River Ranches” Sonoma-Cutrer $31.99

Brescome Barton – Jillian Carey
2016 Pinot Nero “Glener” Castelfelder $29.99
2016 Pinot Noir “Sonoma Coast” Patz and Hall $46.99
2015 Pinot Noir Reserve “Dundee Hills’ The Four Graces $58.99
2014 Pinot Noir “Sunny View” The Calling $37.49
2016 Pinot Noir “Willamette”, Argyle $29.99

Artisan Wines – Jim Morrison
2017 Pinot Noir Ahurani, Kelley Fox Wines $32.99
2017 Pinot Noir Mirabai, Kelley Fox Wines $39.99
2016 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard, Kelley Fox Wines $57.99
2017 Pinot Noir Hyland Vineyard, Kelley Fox Wines $59.99
2016 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard, Kelley Fox Wines $72.49

DM Selections – Deidre Magnello
2017 Pinot Noir, Grochau (Willamette Valley) $19.99
2014 Pinot Noir, Merriman Estate (Yamhill County) $34.99
2015 Cote Chalonnaise, Domaine Goubard $21.99
2015 Bourgogne Rouge, Lou Dumont $28.99
2015 Chambolle-Musigny, Lou Dumont $67.99
2011 Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses, Francois Andre $58.99

Michael Skurnik Wines – Marissa Marchese
NV Champagne Brut Blancs des Noirs, Moussé $42.99
2016 Pinot Noir “Sonoma Coast” Anthill Farms $34.99
2016 Pinot Noir “Mt. Jefferson Cuvee” Cristom $34.99
2015 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Paul Pillot $32.99
2014 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine Arlaud $149.99

Missing Link – Doug Rankin
2016 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Brooks (Willamette Valley) $26.99
2017 Pinot Noir, Presqu’ile Winery (Santa Maria Valley) $23.99
2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Lieu Dit (Santa Barbara) $23.99
2015 Gevrey Chambertin “Les Justice” La Combe Grisard $75.99
2014 Pinot Noir “Original Vines” Eyrie Vineyards (Willamette Valley) $80.99
2015 Pinot Noir “Refugio” Montsecano (Casablanca Valley, Chile) $22.99
2012 Pinot Noir, Merdinger Bühl, Weinhaus Heger $19.99

Winum Wines – Jim Donahue
2014 Pinot Noir, Aether (Santa Barbara) $39.99
2015 Pinot Noir, Foxen (Santa Maria Valley) $39.99
2014 Pinot Noir John Sebastiani Vineyard, Foxen $64.99
2017 Pinot Noir, Wild Eye (Santa Lucia Highlands) $39.99
2014 Pinot Noir Reserve Alix de Vergy, Blackjack Ranch $49.99

Dine Out Connecticut

DINE OUT CT starts on Feb. 25 and runs through March 3

A week-long event hosted by the CT Restaurant Association to showcase and celebrate restaurants across the state. Funds raised during the event support the CT Hospitality Education Foundation, dedicated to the development of future restaurant industry leaders. Max Restaurant Group is honored to participate.

MENUS

Max a Mia

Max Amore

Max Downtown

Max’s Oyster Bar

Trumbull Kitchen

Max Fish

Max Burger (W. Hartford)

Savoy Pizzeria

Piedmont Wine Dinner with Michele Chiarlo Wines at Max Amore 2-26-19

Max Amore in Glastonbury presents a Wine & Food Pairing Dinner featuring the wines of Michele Chiarlo Winery

Special Guest Speaker for the evening

Massimo Galvano

Italian Wine Director – Kobrand Corporation

A STORY OF A FAMILY

The Chiarlo Family home in their vineyards

Since 1956, Michele Chiarlo has been vinifying the essence of Piedmont, loving and developing the most incredible wine region in the world. There are 110 hectares of vineyards between Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi. These crus respect both ecological criteria & the expression of the terroir.

Michele Chiarlo has not abandoned his philosophy. Rigorous selection of the best grapes from only the most reputable growers in the most favored vineyard areas and longer aging in oak and then in bottle prior to release were measures he adopted before the DOC laws. Additionally, from the beginning, Michele Chiarlo has directly managed or personally overseen every aspect in the productions of his wines. Since the early 1990s, his sons, Alberto and Stefano, have also held management roles.  Alberto, the elder, directs Marketing and sales; Stefano, an oenologist by profession, manages vineyard operations and collaborates in production in the cellars.

We are very pleased to present these wines at Max Amore as part of our continued wine dinner series featuring some of the world’s great estates.

Menu Created by Chef David Stickney

Tuesday February 26th, 2018

Seating at 6:30pm

-Amuse-

Polenta Dusted Veal Sweetbread

Parsnip Puree, Romanesco

Gavi Le Marne 2016

-Primi-

Piemontese Beef Tartare

Cured Egg Yolk, Black Truffles, Parmigiano Reggiano

Nebbiolo Il Principe 2015

-Secondi-

Fresh Paccheri & Venison Bolognese

Cipolini Onion, Smoked Pistachio Crumbs, Stracciatella

Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza Cipressi 2016

-Terzo-

Espresso & Porcini Rubbed Prime Rib

Gorgonzola Popover, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts,

Seacoast Mushroom Ragu

Barolo Tortoniano 2013

-Dolce-

Pastiera Di Napoletana

  Moscato d’Asti Nivole 2016

Sunset over the Chiarlo home vineyard

$90 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please call Max Amore for Reservations

860-659-2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Back East Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Max Burger Longmeadow

Max Burger in Longmeadow is Pleased to Announce a

Local Brewery Beer & Food Pairing Dinner

Featuring

BACK EAST BREWING COMPANY

Bloomfield, CT

Special Guest

Tony Karlowicz

Founder and Owner

Back East Brewing Company is a Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT.  Founded by Tony Karlowicz and Edward Fabrycki, Jr., two cousins with a passion for great-tasting, high-quality beer, Back East opened their doors in July 2012 and is now distributed throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Although originally from Connecticut, Edward began to home-brew while living in San Diego during the 1990s.  He eventually moved “Back East” to Connecticut in 2001, with the dream of someday opening a Craft brewery.  As a Professional Engineer, Edward enjoys the technical aspects of brewing.  Tony developed his appreciation for Craft beer during his college years in Vermont, and always imagined launching a brewery.  An entrepreneur at heart and a CPA with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, and insurance, Tony loves building a successful business from the ground up.

Tony and Edward began homebrewing and experimenting with different recipes in early 2006, and immersed themselves in all things Craft beer.  Over this time, they developed several exciting recipes that they are proud to put the Back East name on.  We are very pleased to welcome these great local brewers to Max Burger in Longmeadow as part of our continued partnership with outstanding local craft brewers.

Monday February, 25th, 2019

6:00pm arrival

Menu by Chef Jakub Koziara

1

Clams Casino Stuffed Mushrooms

Clams/Bacon/Parmesan/Bread Crumbs

Amber American Amber / Red Ale (ABV) 5%

  2

Grilled Peach Salad

Baby Kale/Pancetta/Almonds/White Balsamic vin

Spring Ale French Bière de Garde (ABV): 5.70%

  3

Tuna Tacos

Wonton/Friese/Radish/Cucumber/Ginger/Spicy Blood orange

Infinite Universe New England IPA (ABV) 6.8%

  4

Cola Braised Short Ribs

Root vegetable Au Gratin/Crispy Shallots

Porter American Porter (ABV) 6%

  5

Turtle Cheesecake with Bourbon Caramel

Ice Cream Man New England IPA (ABV) 6.9%

$65.00 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Max Burger for Reservations

(413) 798-0101

684 Bliss Road | Longmeadow, MA | 01106

Max’s Valentine’s Day at the Wine House at Crystal Ridge Winery

Max Restaurant Group is very pleased to partner with Crystal Ridge Winery in South Glastonbury, to present an exclusive Valentine’s Day Dinner in the winery. Located on 200 acres above South Glastonbury, with some of the best views in Connecticut and surrounded by vineyards and orchards, this is a romantic and intimate setting.

Enjoy a reception in the winery loft overlooking the CT River Valley, then enjoy a reception followed by four course meal paired with wines from Crystal Ridge as well as other world class selections. Finish the evening with a decadant dessert and wine pairing.

Thursday February 14

Menu by Max Restaurnat Group Culinary Director

Reception 6:30 – Followed by Dinner


Reception

Libations and Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Tuna Tartare Tacos

Oyster Rockefeller

Brie & Fig Crostini

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Lamberti Rosé Spumante, Italy nv

Lose Your Shoes Tonight Cocktail

First

Caribbean Coconut Lobster Bisque

Crispy Plantain Chips, Ginger Lobster Salad

Second

Roasted Beet Salad

Goat Cheese Crema, Red Watercress, Blood Oranges,

Tangerine, Pistachio, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Third

Duck Confit Pasta

Ricotta Cavatelli, Mushrooms, Swiss Chard, Cipollini Onions,

Parmesan, Brioche Crumble, Black Truffle Sauce

Forth

Sous Vide Short Rib Oscar

Crab Crusted Short Rib, Yukon Gold Potato Risotto,

Roasted Carrots, Shaved Asparagus Salad, Hollandaise

Wine Service for Dinner to include your choice of

Max Family Cuvée Reserve Napa Valley Red, 2016

Max Family Cuvée Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, 2017

Famigla Pasqua 11-Minute Rosé, Italy, 2017

Dessert

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Candy Cake

White Chocolate Anglaise, Berries

Love Over Money, Tokaj Evolúció Late Harvest, 2015


Tickets are $250 per couple, inclusive of all taxes and fees

To purchase tickets, go to our Eventbrite page by clicking here

CABS & SLABS is Back!

Max’s Tavern Is Very Pleased to Present

The Perfect Winter Wine and Food Pairing Dinner…

CABS & SLABS

A Wine Pairing Dinner Featuring

Great California Cabs & Great Slabs (Of Beef)

With Special Guest Speaker

Chip Coen

Vice President, On-Premise – M.S. Walker Fine Wines

Featuring the Cuisine of Max Restaurant Group Culinary Director

Chef Hunter Morton

Thursday January 31st, 2019

6:30 Seating

Menu

1.

Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower

smoked carrot romesco, almonds

Cap Royal Rouge, 2015, Bordeaux Superieur

2.

Flank Steak

 bok choy, kimchee, miso butter, sesame

Kanonkop Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Stellenbosch – South Africa

3.

Steak Frites

red wine marinated wagyu flat iron, hand cut french fries, blue cheese butter, au poivre

Vivens par Chateau Durfort Vivens Margaux, 2012, Bordeaux

4.

Beef “Stew”

Dry Aged Pat Lafrieda New York Strip Steak

Longmeadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Napa Valley

5.

Coffee Rubbed Tomahawk Ribeye

twice baked red bliss potatoes, creamed spinach gratin

Served Family Style

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Mendoza – Argentina

6.

Trio of Truffles

$115 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Max’s Tavern for Reservations

413-746-6299

1000 Hall of Fame Ave | Springfield, MA | 01103

Oregon Winemaker Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen January 30th

Trumbull Kitchen Is Very Pleased to Present A

WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS

WINEMAKER PAIRING DINNER

Wednesday January 30th  

6:00 reception | 6:30 Seating

Ryan Clifford, Harvest Winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards, visits Trumbull Kitchen on January 30th

Founder, Jim Bernau, purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in Scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris. In the beginning he hand-watered the vines with seventeen lengths of 75′ garden hose.

Willamette Valley Vineyards has come a long way since then.

Today, the stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel, and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and winemaking staff.

Join us at Trumbull Kitchen to meet one of those winemakers and a fabulous dinner, pairing Willamette Valley Vineyards wines with Chef Chris Torla’s menu.

Guest Speaker

Ryan Clifford

Harvest Winemaker / Regional Brand Manager

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Reception

Willamette Pinot Gris, 2017

Smoked Gouda and Apple Crostini

hot honey drizzle

1

Willamette Chardonnay, 2016

Smoked Salmon and Dungeness Crab Napoleon

meyer lemon, bulls’ blood, lemon oil

2

Willamette Elton Pinot Noir, 2014

Charred Salmon Medallions

curried beluga lentil vinaigrette, crisp apple, baby watercress

3

Willamette Estate Pinot Noir, 2016

Sage and Honey Glazed Quail

butternut squash coulis, warm farro salad, pomegranate reduction

Dessert

Willamette WC Rose, 2016

Dried Cherry Tart

toasted pistachios, grilled cantaloupe relish, chantilly cream

$89 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Trumbull Kitchen for Reservations

(860) 493-7412

Wine – A State of Mind: RHONE VALLEY Through the Perrin Family

Max’s Oyster Bar is pleased to announce the next installment of

Featuring Wines from the Rhone Valley and the Famille Perrin

With Guest Speaker

Paul Nerz

Regional Director, Vineyard Brands Imports

Friday January25th

12:45 arrival | 1:00pm lunch

The Rhone and Southern France have had the good luck of a number of very good vintages, as of late, and no other family really exemplifies the region as well as the Perrin family of Chateauneuf du Pape. With multiple generations behind, ahead and currently in charge of some of the top vineyard locations across the region, the Perrins continue to deliver some of the most exciting wines of the entire region – and with some of the best values anywhere. Join us as we explore some of their newest creations and more traditional offerings, for the inaugural date for the 2019 Lunch Club Season.

Cuisine prepared by Chef Bob Peterson.

Arrival

Brandade

 Warm Brioche | Green Olives | Red Sorrel

Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Réserve Blanc (2016)

1st

House Smoked Salmon

Fingerling Potato Remoulade | Frisee | Mustard Vinaigrette

Crushed Pistachio

Miraval, Côtes de Provence Rosé (2017)

2nd

Cassoulet

Duck Confit | House Made Bacon | Garlic Sausage

Winter Vegetables | Flageolet Beans | Herb Crust

Domaine Les Alexandrins, Syrah (2017)

3rd

24-Hour Beef Shortrib

Root Vegetables | Apple-Celeriac Puree | Sauce au Poivre

Crispy Shallot

Famille Perrin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards (2015)

Something Sweet

Poundcake Pain Perdu

Brown Sugar Crème Fraiche | Citrus Supreme | Candied Ginger

$49.00 per person

(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for reservations 860-236-6299

MICHTER’S DISTILLERY DINNER AT MAX’S OYSTER BAR – PERFECT FOR WINTER SIPPIN’

Max’s Oyster Bar is very pleased to present a

An All-American US*1 Distillery Dinner

Featuring

MICHTER’S DISTILLERY LIMITED PRODUCTION AMERICAN WHISKEYS

Founded in 1753

With Special Guest Speaker Kenny Ng

Regional Director, Michter’s Distillery

The US*1 expressions, so named to honor Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company, founded in 1753, consist of some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available. We are very pleased to present these wonderful and extremely limited whiskies in cocktails and straight alongside Chef Peterson’s menu.

Thursday | January 31st | 6:30 seating

Chef Peterson is currently working on the menu, it will be posted as soon as he completes. But here is the basic lay-out and the flow of whiskeys that will be presented to give an idea of what we are talking about.

Cocktails created by Bar Manager Derek Vitale.

Chef’s Reception

Michter’s Cocktail

1st

Michter’s US*1 Bourbon and US*1 Rye

(straight taste side by side)

2nd

Michetr’s Toasted Head Rye – straight

3rd

Michter’s Bourbon 10 year – straight

4th

Michter’s “Surprise”

(a limited edition offering direct from the source)

Dessert

Another Michter’s Cocktail (Depends on the dessert)

$90.00 per person

(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for reservations

860-236-6299