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
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American Craft Beer Week: May 11 – 17, 2015

Craft-Beer-WeekAll week long, MAX restaurants will be featuring local & regional craft beers on tap, in bottles and cans. Call your favorite MAX for more information.

Here’s what’s happening at Max Burger (CT)…
Monday: T’app Takeover with Two Roads Brewing Co., Stratford, CT
3 draft beers and 1/2 priced Two Roads Brewing Co. beers in cans.
Tuesday: Jack’s Abby “Barrel-aged Framinghammer (coffee & vanilla).
Wednesday: Cask of New England Brewing Co. (NEBCO)
“Dry Hopped Coriolis”
1/2 priced Bombers available as well.
Thursday: “Dry Hopped Two Roads lil’ Heaven” (cask)
And as always, 1/2 priced cans.
Friday: A very special cask of Beer’d “Kittens & Canoes” APA
with fresh raspberries.
FEATURING BEERS ALL WEEK FROM: 
BEER’D
KENT FALLS BREWING
TWO ROADS BREWING
NEW ENGLAND BREWING
LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS
JACK’S ABBY
BACK EAST BREWING
AND MORE!
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Mother’s Day at MAX

Mother's-Day-Max-2015-2Flowers-2Celebrate Mother’s Day with MAX
Sunday, May 10th 2015
Treat mom to her favorite MAX restaurant.
Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, MAX makes it special.
Max Downtown • 860.522.2530 • Hartford
Max’s Oyster Bar • 860.236.6299 • West Hartford
Max A Mia • 860.677.6299 • Avon
Max’s Tavern • 413.746.6299 • Springfield
Max Amore • 860.659.2819 • Glastonbury
Max Fish • 860.652.3474 • Glastonbury
Trumbull Kitchen • 860.493.7412 • Hartford
Max Burger • 860.232.3300 • West Hartford
Max Burger • 413.798.0101 • Longmeadow
MAKE ONLINE RESERVATIONS
For Mother’s Day Gift options,
VISIT THE MAX STORE
For menu information and more, visit us at:

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Jamie’s Junk Show @ Max’s Oyster Bar

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 We’re proud to announce that Jamie’s Junk Show will be performing more show’s at Max’s Oyster Bar throughout the summer.The band will be performing every #thirstythursday through June 4 and then on the following select dates:

Friday, June 12
Friday, June 26
Wednesday, July 8
Friday, July 17
Wednesday, July 22
Wednesday, August 5
Friday, August 21

…and then back to Thursdays beginning August 27.

For more information, please visit their website or call the Oyster Bar at 860.236.6299

Max Lunch Club with Hecht & Bannier April 24

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Formed in 2002, by founders Gregory Hecht and François Bannier, Hect & Bannier is a micro-negociant known for its cutting edge wines and have proved to be formidable players in the French wine producing regions of Languedoc, Roussillon & Provence.

Special Guest Speaker:
Mark Raymond, Northeast Regional Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons

Cuisine by Executive Chef Hunter Morton

12:45pm Reception | 1:00pm Luncheon

Reception
Fried Oyster Salad- spinach, Pickled vegetables, Mint, Lemon
Hecht & Bannier Languedoc White, 2013

Course 1
Stonington Flounder, Marinated asparagus, Spring onions, Radish, Spring Vegetable Sauce
Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rose, 2014

Course 2
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast-Sugar Snap Peas, Pickled Local Ramps, Smoked Butter Braised Potatoes, Almond Milk,
Hecht & Bannier Roussillon Red, 2009

Dessert
Chocolate Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce, Brioche
Hecht & Bannier Minervois Red, 2012

$37.50 per person
not including tax or gratuity

For Reservations – 860-236-6299
Max’s Oyster Bar | 964 Farmington Ave. | West Hartford

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Uinta Brewing Beer Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar April 30th

Uinta-at-Oyster-TOP copyA RECEPTION & FIVE COURSE DINNER
FEATURING THE CRAFT BREWS OF
UNITA BREWING CO. OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Founded in 1993, Uinta Brewing has been making eclectic craft beers in a wide range
of styles and serving world class beers to good people in better ways, ever since. Since
2001 Uinta Brewing has been 100% wind-powered, becoming the first Utah company to
reach this mark. In an effort to continue its commitment to using renewable resources,
Uinta Brewing installed solar-electric paneling on the brewery’s roof in 2011.

• UINTA TAP TAKE-OVER (EVERYONE INVITED) @ 5:00pm •

• BEERCEPTION FOR DINNER GUESTS @ 6:00 •

• SEATING FOR UINTA BEER DINNER @ 6:30 •

GUEST SPEAKER: SHAWN DUNN, NE REGIONAL MANAGER FOR UINTA
CUISINE BY EXECUTIVE CHEF HUNTER MORTON

#1
Jonah Crab and Ramp Hushpuppies
green goddess dressing
UINTA SUM’R: citrusy summer ale from their 100% organic line.

#2
Oak Hill Farms Goat Cheddar Beer Soup
blackened stonington red shrimp
UINTA WYLD: extra pale ale from their 100% organic line.

#3
Chicken and Biscuit
fried chicken, charred onion, blue cheese,
buttermilk biscuit, pickled tomato jam
UINTA HOO DOO: a kolsch style ale.

#4
Grilled Salt n Pepper Beef Ribs
black eyed peas, collard geens
UINTA HOP NOSH: an IPA.

#5
Black Walnut Pound Cake
black lager chocolate gravy
UINTA BABA: black lager from their 100% organic line.

$65 PER PERSON
(NOT INCLUDING TAX & GRATUITY)
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 860.236.6299

964 FARMINGTON AVE. WEST HARTFORD, CT MAXSOYSTERBAR.COM

Click Here for the Brewery Website

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Justin Winery & Landmark Vineyards at Max’s Oyster Bar: April 21st

 

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Reception
Main Lobster Lettuce Cup
mango, pineapple, rice noodle, peanuts, nuoc mam sauce
Justin Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

I
Spring Vegetable “Pizza”
melted leeks, fava beans, artichokes,
oak hill farm goat cheese, puff pastry
Landmark Chardonnay, 2012

II
Surf & Turf
Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Pan-seared Hawaiian Tuna
roasted pineapple, ginger sauce, pea tendrils
Landmark Pinot Noir, 2012

III
Roasted Pork Belly
espresso bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, green garlic buttermilk biscuit
Justin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

IV
Cold Smoked Rib Eye of Steak
spring onion bread pudding, pink peppercorn jus
Justin Isosceles, 2011

Dessert
Red Velvet Beet Cake
crème fraiche
Justin Port-style Wine

$95.00 per person
not including tax or gratuity

For Reservations – 860-236-6299
Max’s Oyster Bar | 964 Farmington Ave. | West Hartford

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…about Joseph Spellman, MS

Joseph Spellman, MS is Winery Sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery of Paso Robles, CA. He has been sommelier in several Chicago restaurants, including Tango, Maxim’s, Pump Room, Park Hyatt Hotel, and Charlie Trotter’s.

Joseph earned the Master Sommelier Diploma in 1996, held now by 95 Americans, and 160 individuals worldwide. He was elected Chairman of the American Chapter of the Court in 2005. He also won the 1997 title “Best Sommelier in the World in French Wines and Spirits” in Paris.

He wrote the critically praised wine notes featured in three Charlie Trotter books. He also wrote grape descriptions for the Wine Grapes posters produced by Ten Speed Press, and he has written pieces for many magazines.

He is frequently a featured speaker and panel moderator at wine events, with a particular interest in wine’s historical and cultural contexts. As a former English major at the University of Chicago, Joe enjoys writing and critiquing well-employed words about wine and food.

He also loves opera, film, food history, baseball, and beer.

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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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Flowers Winery Dinner Announced at Max’s Oyster Bar

 

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Since 1989, Walt and Joan Flowers have been crafting focused, elegant wines along the rugged Sonoma Coast region of northern California. With over 300 acres of land they have planted vineyard sites that take advantage of the cool climate and misty fog that rolls in from the Pacific nearly every day.  These wines have won high acclaim in the press and are sought after by collectors around the globe.

Max’s Oyster Bar is very pleased to announce that we will be hosting a limited seating dinner with Flowers Estate manager Greg Miller.  This is a very rare occasion to taste the wines of Flowers and learn from some one who has an integral part in their production.

Dinner will be March 24th, at 6:30pm.

flowers-2012-camp-meeting-ridge-estate-pinot-noir-sonoma-coastMenu and wines being served for the evening:

Amuse Bouche

First Course
Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013
Seafood Potato Salad
Smoked New Potatoes, Stonington Red Shrimp, Mussels, Crab, Osetra Caviar, Saffron Aioli

Second Course
Flowers Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard 2012
Chili Lobster Texas Toast
Maine Lobster, Buttered Toast, Sriracha Chili Sauce

Third Course
Flowers Pinot Noir Seaview Ridge 2012
Grilled Fresh Rhode Island Calamari
Squid Ink Rigatoni, Chorizo, Cherry Peppers, Roasted Garlic, Parmesan Breadcrumbs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fourth Course
Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard 2012
Sepe Farms Roasted Lamb
Toasted Orzo, Sundried Tomatoes, Lemon Confit, Olive Salt

Cheese
Flowers Perennial 2011
Cato Corners Drunken Hooligan
Roasted Dates, Bacon Powder, Honey Gastrique

  Price for the dinner will be $129.00 per person, not including tax or gratuity.

Reservations can be secured by calling Max’s Oyster Bar:

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

Smuttynose Brewery Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar – March 12th

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Max’s Oyster Bar presents
a Beer Dinner featuring the fabulous brews of
Smuttynose Brewing and Smuttlabs of New Hampshire
With special Guest speaker
Jessica Rice, Smuttynose Ambassador

We do expect to have a few special beers on-hand for this event – the Smuttlabs is keeping it top secret though until the very last minute…

Thursday March 12th
Smutt-ception starts at 6pm

Seating at 6:30pm
Amuse Bouche- scallop ceviche nacho

First Course
Smuttlabs Gose
Fuji Apple Salad- roasted pork, kimchee, maple, pilsner beer battered apple

Second course
Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse limited edition
Hot and Cold- Lobster corn Dog- beer mustard- crab scallop, saffron terrine, citrus salad

Third Course
Finestkind IPA
Mustard crusted artic Char- IPA braised cabbage, pretzel, beet, béchamel, pickled mustard seed

Entrée
Old Brown Dog Ale
Ale Braised Brandt Beef cheeks- Horseradish potato puree, carrot salad

Dessert
Robust Porter
Chocolate Porter Cake- House made hop-chocolate Ice Cream

$65 per person
Not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations
964 FARMINGTON AVE.
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107
860-236-6299

MacRostie Winery Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar

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Due to the weather and snow, Steve MacRostie was not able to make the flight from California for this dinner.

We are rescheduling with Steve for Springtime and will let you know the new date as soon we have a solid schedule – and the snow melts!

Featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef Hunter Morton

Course 1
Fruits de Mer
crab | oyster | uni | lobster consomme gelee
Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Course 2
Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Crudo
citrus-pickled baby carrots | artichokes | meyer lemon-passion fruit vinaigrette
Wildcat Mountain Chardonnay

Course 3
Foie in a Hole
hudson valley foie gras torchon | toasted brioche | black truffle salad
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Course 4
Broad Brook Beef Braised Short Rib
polenta gnocchetti | cabbage | parmesan
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Dessert Course
Chocolate Truffle Tart with Raspberry
Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir

$89 per person
not including tax & gratuity
Seating is limited. Reservations Required. Please call 860.236.6299

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Max Lunch Club: Villages of the Southern Rhone Valley

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Friday, February 6th at Max’s Oyster Bar
Special Guest Speaker: Paul Nerz of Vineyard Brands,
Importers for Perrin Family.
Cuisine by Executive Chef Hunter Morton

12:45pm Arrival ~ 1:00pm Luncheon

Reception
Goat Cheese Beignets
Foie Gras Pâté
Smoked Trout Salad
Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc, 2013

Course One
Tranche of Cod Viennoise
Sabayon of Grain Mustard
Perrin Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2010

Course Two
Duck Casoulet
Duck Confit | Sausage | Roasted Garlic
Flaqoulet Beans | Salad aux Lardons
Perrin Vinsobres La Cornudes, 2011

Course Three
Whipped Brie de Menox
Pork Belly | Stone Fruit | Greens | Pickled Mustard Seed
Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape, 2009

Something Sweet
Profiteroles

$37.50 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Reservations Required. Please call: 860-236-6299
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