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)

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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

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

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

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

Winemaker Dinner with Augusto Boffa of the Pio Cesare Winery in Piemonte, Italy

Max a Mia is Very Pleased to Present

An Italian Wine Dinner Featuring

The Historic Pio Cesare wines of Piemonte

With Special Guest

Mr. Augusto Boffa

Pio Cesare Winery Family Member

Pio Cesare has been producing wines for 135 years and through five generations in its ancient cellars in the center of the town of Alba.

The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881, by Cesare Pio. He was a very successful entrepreneur and was inspired to produce a small and select quantity of wines from the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco for himself, his family, friends, and customers. Cesare Pio was dedicated to the terroir of the Piedmont region and to producing wines of the highest quality.

Today, the family members travel extensively to more than 50 countries around the world, echoing what Cesare Pio himself did at the beginning of our history—promoting the name and reputation of the Pio Cesare winery to restaurants, hotels, wine shops and wine lovers worldwide. We are very pleased to welcome fourth generation from Pio Cesare to Max a Mia for this winter wine dinner.

For this dinner we have selected a number of wines from these top estates to feature along with the cuisine of Chef Lundgren.

Tuesday January 22, 2019

6:30 reception, followed by dinner

Reception

Pensieri d’Inverno

a cocktail Featuring Pio Cesare Barolo Chinato

Stuffed Mushrooms

Porcini and Cambezola Risotto

Carne Crudo

Grass Fed Organic Beef, Local Egg Yolk, Crostini, Parmigiana Reggiano

Course 1

Pio Cesare Gavi DOCG, 2016

Vitello Tonnato

Roasted Veal, Tuna Sauce, Caperberry, Grilled Meyer Lemon

Course 2

Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Langhe DOC, 2015

Grilled Quail

Seacoast Organic Mushrooms, Sunchokes, Zucchini,

Bagna Cauda

Course 3

Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG, 2014

Barolo Braised Beef Cheeks

Creamy Polenta, Blistered Tomatoes,

Pan Jus

Formaggio

Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba Fides DOC, 2015

Il Fortteto Moliterno Black Truffle Cheese, Fresh Fig, Native Honeycomb        

Dolce

Nutella Truffles, Sea Salt

$89 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Please contact

Max A Mia for reservations

860-677-6299 | 70 EAST MAIN ST. | AVON, CT 06001

Napa Valley Wine Dinner with Venge Vineyards – January 30, 2019 at Max Downtown

MAX DOWNTOWN is very pleased to present a winemaker dinner featuring one of Napa Valley’s most storied producers


Kirk Venge – Owner and Winemaker, Venge Vineyards

The Venge family has farmed in Napa Valley for nearly half a century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge emigrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud’s son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom Imports, focusing on the importation of Western European fine wines and spirits. It was Per’s son, Nils Venge, who left the family business in the 1960’s with a vision to study viticulture at UC Davis and establish the family name as an icon in the winegrowing community.

The family’s viticultural roots flourished in 1976 with the purchase of a 17-acre vineyard in the Oakville District that was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This fortunate development cast the family among the winemaking pioneers of Napa Valley.

Nils’ and Dianna Venge’s son, Kirk Venge, gravitated to winemaking at an early age. He proved to be as talented a winemaker as his father, making wines in his own style, with a vision to build on the family legacy. In 2008, Kirk achieved his lifelong dream and acquired full ownership of Venge Vineyards. Today, Kirk continues the Napa Valley heritage, focusing on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of bearing the Venge family name.

Both traditional and progressive wine production techniques are embraced, and they remain focused on a core belief: only fruit grown from select vineyards that has been handled gently and naturally produces wine worthy of bottling under the Venge family name. We are very excited to pair these wines alongside Chef Chris Sheehan’s menu.

January 30th 2019

6:30 Seating

Course 1

Ora King Salmon Crudo

 Asparagus, Ossetra Caviar, Lemon Brown Butter Crumble

Croix Estate, Chardonnay Narrow Gauge (2016) Russian River Valley

Course 2

Pork Belly Terrine

Sicilian Pistachio, Giardiniera, Violet Mustard

Croix Estate, Pinot Noir Narrow Gauge (2016) Russian River Valley

Course 3

Bone Marrow Potato Gnocchi

Shaved Périgord Truffle, Chive Creme

Venge Vineyards, Scout’s Honor Proprietary Red (2016) Napa Valley

Course 4

Roasted Prime Sirloin

Black Garlic Confit, Charred Onion, Romanesco, Sauce Poivrade

Venge Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard (2016) Napa Valley

Cheese

Tête de Moine AOP

Venge Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux (2016) Napa Valley

$149 Per Person

(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please Call Max Downtown for Reservations

P: 860.522.2530

or purchase tickets directly by clicking this link

RECIPE: Veal & Pancetta Meatballs

As seen on Better Connecticut – Monday, January 7, 2019

Savoy Pizzeria Veal & Pancetta Meatballs

BEST MEATBALLS – STATEWIDE

(as voted by readers of CT Magazine)

Yield : -12- 3 oz. meatballs

Recipe by Chef Hunter Morton

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. ground pork

1 lb ground veal

4 oz. diced pancetta

1 onion, diced

4 ea. garlic clove, chopped

2/3 cup parmesan cheese

2 ea. eggs

2 slices sourdough bread

½ cup milk

2 Tbsp salt

1 Tbsp red pepper flake

1 tsp black pepper

METHOD

Soak sourdough bread in milk for 10 minutes, squeeze out milk discard

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix by hand, do not OVERMIX

Roll into 3 oz balls

Place on sheet tray

Chill for 30 minutes

Bake for 15 minutes till brown at 375˚

Simmer in your favorite tomato sauce for 20 minutes

Enjoy – but be careful…they’re hot!

AS SEEN ON BETTER CONNECTICUT

Max Lunch Club: Wines of Italy with Massanois Imports

Massanois Wine Merchants is a boutique importer of fine Italian wines from well-known and lesser-known regions throughout Italy. For this installment of The Lunch Club, we are joined by Guest Speaker Ian Merris of Massanois Merchants for a tour of Central Italian regions, including Umbria and Tuscany.

Menu by Executive Chef Hunter Morton

ARRIVAL
Sportoletti Assisi Grechetto, Umbria (2016)

I.
Sportoletti Assisi Rosso, Umbria (2015)
Pecorino Tortas Con Salsa di Pomodoro
pecorino flan / tomato sauce

II.
Molino Sant’antimo Perpaolo, Cabernet Sauvignon (2013)
Gnocchetti di Ricotta Tartufata
ricotta gnocchi / truffle sauce

III.
Bibbiano, Chianti Classico (2014)
Cacciucco
tuscan seafood stew / shrimp / calamari / octopus / mussels / tomatoes / garlic bread

SOMETHING SWEET
Bomboloni
(Italian doughnuts)

$49.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)

Please call for Reservations
860.236.6299

~menu subject to change~

964 farmington ave. | w. hartford | @maxsoysterbar 

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Max Downtown at the James Beard House (NYC) – Whiskey Trail

 

On Monday, February 12, the team from Max Downtown hosted a “cozy, wintry feast” at the James Beard Foundation House in New York City. Chef Christopher Sheehan and his team created a special menu, paired with distinct, prize-winning offerings from Paul John Whisky.

The evening was well-received by all.

Check out the menu

For a limited time, you can check out the Kitchen Cam to see how it all went down.

UPDATE: Max Downtown will be re-creating this evening for guests who were unable to make it down to New York City. Friday, March 23 at Max Downtown….Whiskey Trail Redux.  Details coming soon! 

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An Italian Wine Dinner with Di Majo Norante @ Max Amore

MAX AMORE RISTORANTE PRESENTS

An Evening of Wine & Food featuring the wines of Di Majo Norante

Tuesday March 13th, 2018
Seating at 6:30pm

Special Guest Speaker
Sarah Nagle of Leonardo Locasio Selections

A STORY OF A FAMILY
The Di Majo Norante winery sits on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina in the region of Molise, along the Adriatic Sea between Puglia and Abruzzo. The cultivation of vines in this area dates back to 500 BC and the estate has been dedicated to growing vines since the 1800s. Founded in 1968, the Di Majo estate cultivates more than 200 acres under vine. In order to ensure consistent, high-quality production for all the estate’s wines, Alessio Di Majo hired renowned oenologist Riccardo Cotarella as a consultant. In addition to producing quality wine at an outstanding value, the Di Majo family is dedicated to practicing environmentally sound agriculture.

Menu by
Executive Chef David Stickney

RECEPTION
2016 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese
Gorgonzola & Quince Lavash / Nduja Grissini / Taleggio Crochette

AMUSE
2016 Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon
Zuppa Di Marinara
caper salt, soppressata crumb

PRIMI
2013 Di Majo Norante Ramitello
Venison Polpetti Alla Scandinavo
currant mostarda

SECONDI
2013 Di Majo Norante Contado
Cavatelli with Wild Boar Ragu
30 day pecorino

TERZO
2012 Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Montepulciano Riserva
Veal Falsomagro
gnochetti, spigarello, sugo brasato

DOLCE
2013 Di Majo Norante Apianae
Orange Panna Cotta
hazelnut pizzelle, nocciola honey sauce, zabaglione

$85 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)

Please call for Reservations
860.659.2819

 

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Max’s November Events!

With the change of weather comes new events from Max Restaurant Group! This November we have several happenings in all of the restaurants, here are a few to keep an eye out for. On November 13th, Max a Mia presents A Wine Pairing Dinner featuring the wines from one of the largest vineyards in Montalcino: Sassetti Livio Pertimali. Then on November 16th, join Max’s Tavern as they travel the world on whiskey at a time. The five course menu along with special guest speaker Brenden Lee, Massachusetts’ Scotch and Whiskey Ambassador, will be sure to impress! In addition to these great events, we have several more coming at you this month! Be sure to check them all out on our website! 

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