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

The Friday Lunch Club – November 4th

Wines of Famille Perrin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Derby Day at The Cooper

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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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

Lunch Club at Max’s Oyster Bar March 27th

 

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For the next installment of the Max Lunch Club series, Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford will be welcoming fine wine specialist Luis Suarez from CT Distributors, Inc., who will be hosting the wines of Terra d’Oro winery, from the Amador County AVA, in California.

Originally known as Montevina Winery, Terra d’Oro has been making wines in eastern California since 1973, and has always shown what locals have known since the mid-1800s about this wine region – the wines are great!

Mr. Suarez will be guiding the discussion on the wines and Chef Hunter Morton will be preparing a fabulous lunch menu to accompany.

Reception ~ 12:45pm

First Course
Terra d’Oro Chenin Blanc 2013
Crispy Melville Cheese
Roasted Vegetable Farro, Pistachios, Baby Greens, White Balsamic

Second Course
Terra d’Oro Barbera 2011
Cacciucco
Tuscan Seafood Stew, Crostini

Third Course
Terra d’Oro Petite Sirah 2012
Zinfandel Braised Veal Osso Bucco
Vegetable Sofrito, Gremolatta

Dessert
Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bombe

Lunch Club is open for reservations, and for March 20th will be priced at $37.50 per person, not including tax or gratuity.

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations:

964 FARMINGTON AVE./ WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107 / P: 860-236-6299

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