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Beaujolais in the Modern Era

The Max Lunch Club
Featuring Wines from Beaujolais Region of Southern Burgundy

With Guest Speaker Brian Mitchell
Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

Friday, November 18
12:45 arrival | 1:00pm seating

Beaujolais is a wine and a region that has seen a tremendous resurgence over the past few years. Recognized for the high quality wines the region can and does produce, mainly by the many smaller domaines that for years have been over-shadowed by larger negociant firms. For this edition of The Friday Lunch Club, Brian Mitchell guides you through selections from Village and Cru level, including the first wines from the new harvest – Beaujolais Nouveau 2016.

Cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Hunter Morton

From the Chef – “Fernand Point has always been one of my true cooking inspirations. From learning about him in school in gastronomy he immediately sparked my interest, I wrote a paper on him, studied his cuisine. His restaurant La Pyramide located in Vienne, an old Roman town south of Lyon was highly regarded as one the best. He was considered the father of Modern French Cuisine, turning out legendary chefs such as Paul Bocuse. Point was a chef and philosopher, who embraced the dining room as much as the kitchen, inviting all walks into his restaurant. One of the greatest gifts he gave was his book Ma Gastronome.
Today’s menu is in honor of this great chef.”

A M U S E-B O U C H E
Domaine des Terres Dorées by Jean Paul Brun Beaujolais Nouveau, 2016
Brochettes D’Huitres
skewered Copps Island oysters and bacon

1 S T  C O U R S E
Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Villages, 2015
Bisque d’Ecrevisses
crawfish bisque | truffles

2 N D   C O U R S E
Jean Paul Brun Beaujolais L’Ancien, 2015
Filets de Soles Georges Pleynet
poached sole | mushrooms | tomatoes | noodles | sovereign sauce

3 R D   C O U R S E

Domaine Diochin Moulin-a-Vent Vieille Vigne, 2015
Volaille Pyramide
roast chicken | truffles | carrots | puff pastry | creamed spinach

S O M E T H I N G   S W E E T
Marjolaine
La Pyramides Famous Cake

$42.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.236.6299

The Friday Lunch Club at Oyster Bar: Famille Perrin of the Rhone Valley

The Friday Lunch Club – November 4th

Wines of Famille Perrin

perrin_familleMax’s Oyster Bar is pleased to announce the next installment of
The Friday Lunch Club
Featuring Wines from The Perrin Family of Chateau de Beaucastel and the beautiful appellations of France’s Rhone Valley

With Guest Speaker
Paul Nerz
Vineyard Brands Imports
Friday November 4th
12:45 arrival | 1:00pm lunch

As proprietors of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and producers of La Vieille Ferme from the Côtes du Ventoux and Luberon, the Perrin family has demonstrated exceptionally high standards for nearly a century. Jean-Pierre and François’s father, Jacques Perrin, was a gifted winemaker who brought world renown to the family domaine, introducing innovative techniques in the cellar. Now the next generation of winemakers has joined Jean-Pierre and François – Pierre, Marc, Thomas and Matthieu – to continue the proud family tradition.

Join us as we pair the estate wines from Perrin family domianes with fall cuisine by Chef Hunter Morton.

Reception
Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve, 2014

1st
Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2012
Endive Salad with Smoked Trout
Apple, Watercress, Walnut Vinaigrette
2nd
Famille Perrin Vinsobres La Cornuds, 2013
Coquilles St.-Jacques
Dayboat Scallops, Forest Mushrooms, Gruyere, Breadcrumbs
3rd
Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel, 2014
Duck Cassoulet
Flageolet Beans, Duck Confit, Garlic Soubiseperrin_coudoulet_rouge_2013

Something Sweet
Pumpkin Profiterole
Chocolate Caramel Sauce

$42.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

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

C2F_Local_Catch

Connecticut’s farming history extends to the seas.

This dinner celebrates the glories of Long Island Sound
and the wealth of sea riches that continue to be integral to our New England traditions.
Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar will be at the helm of your fin-forward voyage.

Reception – 6:30pm | Seating – 7:15pm

– MENU –

Farm Reception
Shellfish Platters
Copps Island Oysters – Garden Vegetable Mignonette
Papa C’s Clams – Tomato Cocktail Sauce
Cape Cod Mussels – Remoulade
Point Judith Calamari Salad
Taylor Bay Scallops

Hors d’oeuvres
Bloody Oyster Shooters
Smoked Bluefish Pate Bruschetta
Brown Butter Shrimp Steamed Buns
Oyster Tartlets
Wood Oven White Clam Pizzas

 Dinner

First Course
Bomster Brothers Scallop Ceviche
butter lettuce, pickled peppers, radish, corn chips

Second Course
Oyster Pan Roast
smoked pork belly, corn, young onions, garden herbs, house made oyster crackers

Third Course
Seafood Boulibasse
porgy, clams, mussels, shrimp, crispy calamari, potatoes,
tomato-saffron broth, grilled crostini, rouille


Entrée

Wood Oven Roasted Striped Bass
sweet corn vegetable succotash, salsa verde

Dessert
Blueberry Buckle
lavender sabayon, blueberry compote

$140 per person
(not including tax & house fee)

MAKE A RESERVATION
or call 860.566.8360

LOCAL | SUSTAINABLE | CONNECTICUT GROWN

“Old World” Italian Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at Max Amore

2016-06-20 Gruppo Bertani

Max Amore Presents:
An “Old World” Italian Wine & Food Pairing Dinner
featuring wines from Gruppo Bertani Domains
With selections from featured wineries:
Puiatti, Tre Rose, Val de Suga and Bertani

Special Guest Speaker: Pietro Riccobono
Head Winemaker of Tre Rose
and Consulting Oenologist for the Bertani Domains Group

Menu by Chefs Ted Burnett & Mike Touranjoe

Monday June 20th, 2016
Seating at 6:30pm

Aperetivo
Bertani Rosé BertaRose, 2015 (Veneto)
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Salumi

1st Course
Puiatti Friulano Vuj, 2014 (Friuli)
Turbot Salad
upland cress, cucumber carpaccio, charred lemon vinaigrette

2nd Course
Tre Rose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Santa Caterina, 2012 (Tuscany)
Chicken Liver Mousse
crisp risotto cake, gran marnier reduction, local microgreens

3rd Course
Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino, 2011 (Tuscany)
Duck Trio
duck breast, sausage, and confit, amarone cherries, melted leeks

4th Course
Bertani Amarone Valpolicella Valpantena Villa Arvedi, 2011 (Veneto)
Pepper-crusted Strip Loin
potato-black garlic puree, fennel, asparagus, coffee demi-glace

Dessert
Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella, 2010 (Veneto)
Selected Artisan Cheeses

$99 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations
860.659.2819

140 Glastonbury Boulevard | Somerset Square | Glastonbury

Max’s Oyster Bar “Local Distillers Dinner”

2016-06-23 Berkshire Mountain

ARTISANAL DISTILLER DINNER
with
Special Guest Speaker:
Chris Weld
Founder, Owner & Distiller

Please join us for a very special evening of locally crafted, award-winning spirits
featuring Berkshire Mountain Distillers.

Thursday | June 23 | 6:30pm

Menu by Chef Hunter Morton

Founded in 2007, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) has grown to include
a wide range of award-winning spirits. Chris began selling BMD’s spirits door to door in Massachusetts
out of the back of his truck, and today they are available in 19 states.
Chris remains fully involved at the distillery and has a passionate hands-on relationship with every bottle.


To learn more about BMD, visit their website.

MENU

When You Sit

Cucumber Collins with Ice Glen Vodka

New Bedford Scallop Crudo

cucumber, wasabi caviar, radish, nori, basil, thai chili

1st COURSE

Strawberry Clover Club with Max’s Custom Ethereal Gin

Crispy Lobster

avocado futomaki roll, spicy aioli, pea tendrils, sesame seeds

fennel, rhubarb confit, crispy artichoke, cherry sauce

DESSERT

Cold Brew Cocktail

Rosedale Farms Strawberry Coffee Cake

cream cheese glaze, coffee anglaise

~menu subject to change~

$85.00 per person

(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for reservations

860.236.6299

BMD Website

http://berkshiremountaindistillers.com/

 

 

Max Downtown presents a Santa Barbara County “Wine & Food Pairing Dinner”

2016-06-24 Santa BarbaraMax Downtown is Pleased to Announce

a Very Special Wine & Food Pairing Dinner

featuring the wines of Santa Barbara County, California

Guest Speaker: Morgen McLaughlin

President of the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Association

Friday June 24th
6:00pm Reception

6:30pm Seating

Santa Barbara is one of the most dynamic wine growing regions in the country. The location of the region in proximity to the Pacific Ocean has a dramatic effect on what grapes grow and where.  The longest growing season of any wine region is achieved here.

We are very pleased to welcome Morgen McLaughlin, a Connecticut native who now coordinates the various wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. She knows the growers and the owners, has stories and insights to share and this should be a fabulous evening of great wines, paired with Chef Chris Sheehan’s cuisine.

RECEPTION

Qupé Modern White, Central Coast Blend, 2014

Passed hors d’oeuvres

FIRST

Sea Smoke Blanc de Noirs Sea Spray, Sta. Rita Hills

Koshu Cured Sockeye Salmon

charred avocado | finger lime

SECOND

Robert Murray Vineyards Chardonnay Stasis, Santa Maria Valley, 2011

Warm Lobster & Young Ginger

maitake mushrooms | vadouvan granola | coconut-cilantro sauce

THIRD

Melville Estate Pinot Noir Block M, Sta. Rita Hills, 2013

Black Garlic Pork Belly Pappardelle

sweet corn | cojita | chiles | ramp pesto

ENTRÉE

Andrew Murray Vineyards Syrah Roasted Slope, Santa Barbara County, 2013

Herb Grilled Beef Short Rib

slow roasted ruby beets | baby leeks | pistachio | balsamic cherry jus

CHEESE & CABERNET
Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon, 2012

Local Artisanal Cheeses

SOMETHING SWEET

$99.00 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

~menu subject to change~

Please Call for Reservations

860.522.2530

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

 

Stony Creek Beer Dinner at Max Burger LM

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Max Burger in Longmeadow is Pleased to Announce

A Stony Creek Brewery Beer & Food Pairing Dinner

Connecticut has one of the fastest growing craft beer industries, with over 40 breweries now in production.

Leading the way is one of the most recognized and modern breweries along the CT coastline – Stony Creek Brewery.
At Stony Creek, the goal is to make the best, highest-quality beer in the region,
and introduce new craft beer drinkers to flavors that are both familiar and new.
This dinner and menu is an insight to that goal.

Special Guest Speaker: Katherine Hoag

Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT

Monday, June 20th
(The day after Father’s Day. What a great gift for Dad!)

6:00pm

Menu by Chef Gabe Vancil

Course 1

RADISH & BEET SALAD

watermelon radish, roasted beets, arugula, roasted red pepper,
lemon oil drizzle, rosemary balsamic reduction

Stony Creek Sun Juice [Belgian White]

Course 2

FLASH FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

shaved local artichokes, garlic, parmesan cheese, romesco sauce

Stony Creek Lil’ Cranky [Session I.P.A]

Course 3

CRISPY PROSCIUTTO SLIDER

prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, fresh herb mayo, asiago

Stony Creek Pineapple I.P.A.

Course 4

PORCHETTA

slow roasted marinated pork loin rolled in pork bellies,
local grilled rainbow asparagus, pan jus gravy

Stony Creek Dock Time [Amber Ale]

Dessert

FRIED APPLE PIE

local apples and mascarpone-stuffed wontons, vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle

Stony Creek Crimsang [Double Sour I.P.A]

$65.00 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call for Reservations

(413) 798-0101

684 Bliss Road | Longmeadow, MA | 01106

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

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

Wormtown Brewery Comes to Hoop City

WormtownTavern

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

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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