The Cooper Presents a Scotch and Cigar Dinner 7/23

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The Cooper Restaurant
is pleased to present a
Scotch and Cigar Dinner featuring
The Balvenie Distillery | Davidoff Cigars

Thursday, July 23
6:00pm reception | 6:30 seating

Special guest speakers for the evening will be
Carlos Escalona from Davidoff Cigars

Davidoff_cigarsDavid Laird, The Balvenie Ambassador

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Menu by Chef Adam Brown

Reception
Craft Cocktail Featuring Monkey Shoulder Blended Whisky
Chorizo & Manchego Stuffed Dates (passed)

First course
The Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
Smoked Faroe Island Salmon Tartar
Smoked eggplant purée/pickled eggplant/quail egg/crispy sunchokes

Second Course
The Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel
Roasted Lamb Loin
Duck fat braised Brussels sprouts, “butter scotch” gastrique, tobacco onions

Entree
side by side with
The Balvenie 12yr Double Wood and The Balvenie 17yr Double Wood
Coffee Rubbed Prime New York Strip Steak
Braised short rib& smoked bacon ragout, sherry- wild mushroom Demi, watercress “pesto”

Dessert
The Balvenie 21yr Port Wood
Ancho-Cinnamon Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chartreuse whipped cream

cigars provided will be | Davidoff Classic 2000 and Davidoff Winston Churchill

$92 per person, not including tax or gratuity

Please call The Cooper for reservations
561.622.0032

The Cooper Restaurant is located at
4610 PGA Boulevard | Palm Beach Gardens

seating for this event is very limited

Max’s Lunch Club with the Owner of Mohua Wines from New Zealand – 7/17

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Max’s Oyster bar is pleased to present the

July Edition of Max’s Lunch Club

mohua-wineFriday July 17th , 2015
12:45pm arrival, 1pm seating

Featuring the wines of
Mohua & Peregrine Wineries, New Zealand
With Special Guest Speaker, Fraser McLachlan, Owner

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Mohua Wines is a privately owned New Zealand winery, specializing in the production of premium Sauvignon Blanc from the world renowned Marlborough region and Pinot Noir from stunning Central Otago. Established in 2009, Mohua Wines is run by two generations of the McLachlan family, Lindsay and son Fraser, who are actively involved in all aspects of the business and share an unconditional commitment to producing premium quality wines in a manner which preserves the environment and natural beauty of the land for future generations.

Reception
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Marlborough

Course 1
Steamed Cape Cod Mussels
kiwi, pineapple, coconut curry sauce
Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Central Otago

Course 2
Oak Leaf Farms Goat Cheese Crostini
fava beans, smoked duck, arugula, fava beans, aged balsamic
Mohua Pinot Noir, 2012, Marlborough

Course 3
Grilled Lamb Loin
Belltown Hill Orchards cherry couscous, mint-sweet pea sauce
Peregrine Pinot Noir, 2011, Central Otago

Dessert
Fresh Berry Pavlova

$37.50 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for Reservations
860-236-6299
964 Farmington Avenue | West Hartford, CT 06107

Baxter Brewing Co. Beer Dinner at Max’s Tavern June 25th

Max’s Tavern in Springfield is very pleased to present

a craft beer dinner featuring the brews of

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from Lewiston, Maine

With special guest speaker

Woodley Wardell – Brand Cansultant

Baxter brewing is the first brewery in New England to can all of its beers.  Can are better for the environment, better for the beer and can go where glass cannot – like places you want to enjoy a cold beer.

Join us in celebrating these fabulous beers alongside a pairing menu created by executive Chef Paul Roberge of Max’s Tavern. Dinner will be served on the patio (weather permitting).

Beer-ception starts at 6pm
Relax and enjoy a nice cold pint and some passed bites from the chef

Dinner seating at approximately 6:30pm

Course 1
Baxter Brewing Co. Pamola Xtra Pale Ale
Grilled Blue Pt. Oysters
garlic butter, speck, Serrano chili

Course 2
Baxter Brewing Co. Tarnation California-style lager
Tasso Ham and Pimento Cheese Slider
buttermilk biscuit, fried pickles

Course 3
Baxter Brewing Co. Lonely Goatherd Hoppy Maibock
Beef Brisket Taco
pickled rhubarb, duck cracklin’

Course 4
Baxter Brewing Co. Stowaway IPA
Berkshire Baby Back Ribs
IPA BBQ, sweet and spicy slaw

Dessert
Baxter Brewing Co. Summer Swelter
Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
honey thyme glaze

$65 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Tavern in Springfield for reservations

413-746-6299

1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105
(In the Basketball Hall of Fame)

maxrestaurantgroup.com/tavern

Tröegs Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen

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Trumbull Kitchen is very please to announce a beer dinner
featuring the fabulous brews of Troegs Brewery of Hershey, PA.

June 23, 2015
Beer-ception @ 6pm
Dinner @ 6:30pm

Special Guest Speaker: Andy Piela of Troegs Brewery
Menu by Chef Steven Lundgren

COURSE ONE
Hop Back Amber Ale
Grilled Chicken Satay
coconut pancake / spicy peanut sauce

COURSE TWO
LaGrave (Bottle-conditioned Triple Golden Ale)
Picadillo Beef Patacon
three pepper cheese sauce

COURSE THREE
Sunshine Pils
Spring Salad
ramps / fava beans / english peas / kumquat /roquefort /dijon vinaigrette

COURSE FOUR
Troegenator Double Bock
Cold-smoked Pork Tenderloin
grilled spring onion  sweet potato gratin / maple bourbon demi-glace

COURSE FIVE
Jovial (Belgian-style Dubbel)
Salted Caramel Gelato
honeycomb crisps / espresso chocolate sauce

$65 per person
(not including tax & gratuity)

Seating is very limited. Call for reservations
860.493.7412

trumbull kitchen | 150 trumbull street | hartford, ct 06103 | trumbullkitchen.com
#TroegsAtTK

Max Group Does 3rd Annual Negroni Week

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Negroni Week Makes a Splash at The Max Restaurant Group

For thirsty cocktail lovers, there’s nothing that wets the whistle faster than a swanky, palate-pleasing drink, especially when paired with a delicious cause.

As part of the third annual Negroni Week, June 1-7, All Max Restaurant Group locations in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, as well as The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, will be serving up lip-smacking variations in honor of the world’s greatest sip. A portion of the drink proceeds will be donated to the Ct Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, FL. “As far as perfect cocktails go,” says Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director for the Max Restaurant Group, “a great Negroni is the perfect drink to have when you can’t decide what to have – it hits all the senses with a balance of bitter-sweet, floral and fruity flavors…there is a reason why it’s been a classic for nearly 100 years.”

A creative riff on a traditional Americano (a blend of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda), the Negroni was born in 1919 when the adventurous Italian Count Camillo Negroni wanted to shake things up at a local Florentine bar. Instead of soda, he ordered gin be added to his favorite apéritif. After one sip, the count was hooked. The rest, according to bar lore, is history. We’ll drink to that.

About Negroni Week
Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails, and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the globe. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from 100 to more than 1,300 participating bars around the world, and raised more than $120,000 for charities.

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Max Downtown to Host a “Pairings Dinner” June 12th

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Max Downtown’s Chef and Sommelier are Combining Forces to host a Pairings Dinner featuring seasonal cuisine paired with wines, limited release beer and craft cocktails from the Max Downtown Collection

The menu has been created in a collaborative manner by
Chef Christopher Sheehan and
Sommelier Justin Gavry
In the manner of a tasting menu in order to
highlight the best of both the Kitchen and the Bar

Friday June 12th
6:30pm

1st course
LOBSTER STEAM BUN
pickled ramp brown butter
Cava Cocktail
Raventos I Blanc Cava | grilled-lemon & chili syrup

2nd course
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED FIGS
house made ricotta, stonewall apiary honey
The Lady Sherry
Hidalgo Oloroso, POM & fresh lemon juice, shaken into coupe, float of Moscato d’Asti

3rd course
FERMES ST-CANUT PORCELET DE LAIT
green garlic spring bean ragout
White Gold
Ithaca Beer Co., Bottle Conditioned, Rustic Pale Wheat Ale

4th course
COFFEE CRUSTED WYOMING BUFFALO
squash soubise, marble potato, smoked tomato steak sauce
(side by side)
The Terraces Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 2012,
Jefferson’s #946 Ridiculously Small Batch Bourbon, Barreled for Max

5th course
BROWN’S FARM STRAWBERRY OLIVE OIL CAKE
champagne sabayon
Averna Amaro | Basil Syrup

6th course
PEDRO’S PARFAIT
vanilla gelato pedro ximenez parfait, chocolate biscotti crunch
Bodegas Toro Albala DON PX Gran Reserva, Montilla-Morilles,1985

$75 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max Downtown for reservations
Seating is very limited

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

Tröegs Brewery Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen – June 23rd

Trumbull Kitchen is very pleased to announce a brewery dinner featuring the fabulous brews of Tröegs Brewery from Hershey, PA

Tröegs Brewery was founded in 1996 by brothers John and Chris Trogner. The first keg was sold to a local restaurant in Harrisburg on July 18, 1997. Tröegs Brewery was situated in Harrisburg, PA until October 2011, at which time operations were moved to Hershey, PA.

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June 23, 2015

beer-ception at 6pm

dinner starts at 6:30pm

Special Guest Speaker Andy Piela from Tröegs Brewery

Menu by Chef Chris Torla

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Hop Back Amber Ale

Grilled chicken satay

Coconut pancake

Spicy peanut sauce

LaGrave (Bottle-Conditioned Triple Golden Ale)

Picadillo beef patacon

Three pepper cheese sauce

Sunshine Pils

Spring salad with ramps, favas, English peas, kumquat, Roquefort

Dijon vinaigrette

Troegenator

Tröegenator Double Bock

Cold smoked pork tenderloin

Grilled spring onion, Sweet potato gratin

Maple bourbon demi

Jovial (Belgian-style Dubbel)

Salted carmel gelato, honeycomb crisps

Espresso chocolate sauce

$65 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Trumbull Kitchen for reservations

150 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103

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Max Lunch Club Presents The Splendor of the Cape May 29th

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Menu by executive chef Hunter Morton

Reception (12:45)
Refreshing glass of The Wolf Trap White by Boekenhoutskloof
a Rhone inspired white blend of Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc

1st course
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc from Walker Bay
Paired with
Cod Cakes – Hearts of Palm, Moroccan spiced yogurt

2nd Course
The Left Bank by Neil Ellis – a Cape blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cab Franc and Malbec
Cape Malay Fish Curry, basmati, tamarind, cilantro

3rd Course
Hamilton-Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Spiced Venison Burger- Carrot Peanut Slaw, sweet potato fries

$39.50 per person, (not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations: 860-236-6299

964 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT 06107
MaxsOysterBar.com     #LunchClub

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Max Fish Presents Leblon Cachaca Dinner #2

2015-06-11 Leblon Dinner

Max Fish is very pleased to present a
LEBLON
CACHAÇA DINNER

June 11th, 2015
With special guest Steve Luttmann,
Founder & President of Leblon Cachaça

Menu by Robert Peterson, Executive Chef at Max Fish
Cocktails by Andres Soriano, Bar Manager at Max Fish

Reception 6:30pm
O Corocao Cocktail, featuring Leblon Cachaça

Course 1
Lau Morango
Strawberry, demerara, lime

Caramelized Salmon
Guava glaze, palm heart salad, avocado, jalapeno vinaigrette

Course 2
Rosemary in Rio
rosemary, lemon, honey

Grilled Squid & Octopus
Moqueca bahiana broth, dende oil, sweet peppers, coconut milk

Course 3
O Tiki
triple sec, falernum, lime

Gringo Churrasco
Pork Belly Wrapped Beef Tenderloin, Linguica, farofa, black bean sauce,
chimmichurri

Dessert
La Brasilia
Leblon Cedilla, rock candy, bitter

Passionfruit Crepe Cake
Ripe strawberries, toasted coconut

$69 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max Fish in Glastonbury for reservations
860-652-3474 (FISH)

110 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033
maxrestaurantgroup.com/fish

1815 to 2015: Celebrating 200 years of Laphroaig Whisky

MAX DOWNTOWN IS VERY PLEASED TO PRESENT
1815 TO 2015:
A CELEBRATION OF 200 YEARS OF LAPHROAIG SCOTCH WHISKY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SIMON BROOKING
MASTER WHISKEY AMBASSADOR FOR LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY

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TUESDAY MAY 12TH AT MAX DOWNTOWN, HARTFORD

6:00PM
MEET & GREET RECEPTION WITH SIMON BROOKING
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR COCKTAIL

6:30PM SEATING

MENU BY CHEF CHRISTOPHER SHEEHAN

1
HOUSE MADE LAMB SAUSAGE
FAVA BEANS, PICKLED RHUBARB, SHISITO PIPPERADE
LAPHROAIG SELECT

2
CITRUS CURED SCOTTISH SALMON
TARRAGON CRUMPET, BEETS, RADISH, WATERCRESS CRÈME FRAICHE
LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR CASK STRENGTH

3
POINT JUDITH RAZOR CLAMS
SMOKED POTATO, PANCETTA, RAMP BUTTER
LAPHROAIG QUARTER CASK

4
ROASTED WAGYU SIRLOIN
MOREL MUSHROOMS, BUNCHING ONIONS, NETTLE EMULSION
LAPHROAIG TRIPLE WOOD

5
COCONUT AIR CAKE
LAPHROAIG CHOCOLATE PUDDING
LAPHROAIG 25 YEAR

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$125 PER PERSON
NOT INCLUDING TAX OR GRATUITY

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED.
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 860.522.2530

CITY PLACE, 185 ASYLUM STREET HARTFORD, CT 06103

see the video tour of Laphroaig below…

Click here for the Max Restaurant Group online Calendar

Away Game: Thomas Hooker Brewery Dinner by Max Burger and Max Catering 5/18

Hooker-Brewing-for FBMax Burger and Max Catering & Events
are teaming up and going on the road for a
THOMAS HOOKER BREWERY DINNER
16 Tobey Rd, Bloomfield, CT
Monday May 18th 2015
6:30pm

Cuisine by Chefs Scott Miller and Steve Michalewicz

UPON ARRIVAL | BLONDE ALE & DEMURE SMOKED SAISION
LA QUERCIA PROSCUITTO | RAMP OIL | HBC TOAST
MOREL | PEA | OAK LEAF DAIRY GOAT CHEESE TARLETT
RHUBARB & SPRING ONION CONFITURE | FRESH SHEEPS MILK
CRAB DEVILED EGGS | SALMON ROE | PIMENTON
LAMB BURGER | FETA | PICKLED SPRING ONION

COURSE ONE | HONEY BERRY HAPPINESS
PICKLED GREEN STRAWBERRIES | AGED GOAT CHEDDAR | BEETS | STONEWALL APIARY HONEY YOGURT | PURE LOVE GRANOLA

COURSE TWO | BREWTUS MAXIMUS AMERICAN PALE ALE
SMOKED DUCK DRUMETTE | RHUBARB MOSTARDA | BRUSSELS SPROUT SLAW

COURSE THREE | TENACIOUS IPA
CRISPY MOLLUSK FARROTTO | RADISH | CELERY LEAVES

COURSE FOUR | DEFIANCE DOUBLE IPL
BO SSAM | RAW NOANK OYSTERS | ROASTED PORK SHOULDER | KIMCHEE | BIBB LETTUCE

COURSE FIVE | LIBERATOR DOPPELBOCK
CHOCOLATE DOPPELBOCK SHAKES | COOKIES

SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS PER GUEST

(not including tax or gratuity)

Seating will be limited

Reservations are confirmed online by clicking here

#CHEFTOFARM  MaxCateringAndEvents.com

Broad Brook Brewing Dinner at Max Burger Longmeadow 5/18

Max-BurgerMax Burger in Longmeadow is very pleased to present a brewery dinner
featuring the local craft brews of Broad Brook Brewing Co. of East Windsor, CT.
Special Guest: Eric Mance, President of Broad Brook Brewing. 

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Monday May 18th at 6pm

Menu by Chef Paul McKenzie
5:30pm: Tapping Kegs
6:00pm: “Beer-ception”
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Beer Tastings
6:30pm: Seating

Amuse Bouche
Fried Shishito Peppers
chipotle remoulade
Broad Brook Ale

Course 1
Salt Cod Fritters
red pepper aioli
Hopstillo I.P.A.Course 2
Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps
bibb lettuce, smoked tomato, balsamic
Pink Dragon Wit Beer

Course 3
12 Hour Smoked Brisket
southern slaw, smoky bbq sauce, sweet potato hash
Maibock

Course 4
Drunken Cherry Milkshake
cherry gastrique
Rooster Inhaler Imperial Stout

$60 per person
(not including tax & gratutity)

Limited Seating. Call for reservations today.
413.798.0101

Max Burger 684 Bliss Rd. Longmeadow, MA

Click here for the Max Burger Website

Click here for the Broad Brook Brewing Website

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Fess Parker Winery Dinner at Max A Mia with Winery President Tim Snider

Fess-Parker-1Max A Mia is very pleased to welcome Tim Snider, 

President of Fess Parker Winery from Santa Barbara
For a wine dinner featuring the wines of Fess Parker Winery
and cuisine by Chef David Stickney.

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Monday May 4th
6:30 reception | 7:00pm seating

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Royal red shrimp toast, pompelmo glaze/
Sicilian pistachio crusted goat cheese, saba/
Polenta fritella, apple butter
Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County, 2011

I
Mango wrapped Stonington sea scallop crudo “ravioli”,
Parsley-meyer lemon vinaigrette
Fess Parker Chardonnay Ashley’s, Sta. Rita Hills, 2013

II
Oak grilled lamb scottadito, red carnaroli,
green tomato-cherry fresca
Fess Parker Pinot Noir Parker Station, Santa Barbara, 2013

III
Bracciole, swiss chard, bing cherries,
Heirloom polenta, toybox cherry tomato ragu
Fess Parker Pinot Noir Clone 115, Sta. Rita Hills, 2012

IV
Cato Corner cheeses, elderberry jam, grissini
Fess Parker Big Easy Red, Santa Barabara, 2010

$89 per person
not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max A Mia for reservations
860-677-6299
70 East Main Street Avon, CT 06001

After a successful acting career, Fess Parker sought out and established his winery in the late 1980s, as a way to create a business to pass along to his children and future generations.  With an original 714 acres, he began by planting vines in 1989, in Santa Barbara County.  Today we have the happy occasion to sample his wines and present them for this fabulous dinner.  Tim Snider is President of the winery as well as husband to Fess’ daughter Ashley.

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