Massachusetts Distillery Dinner
All-American Whiskey Dinner @ Max’s Oyster Bar
Max’s Oyster Bar Presents
An All-American Whiskey Dinner
Featuring Selections from HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY
With Special Guest Speaker Richard Fiorillo, Regional Director, Heaven Hill Brands
Founded shortly after the end of Prohibition, Heaven Hill is the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier in the country, and the second largest holder of aging Bourbon Whiskey in the world. With a number of very well recognized brands under the Heaven Hill Distillery label, this is a company that is continuously innovating and creating new styles and marks. They are also known for making tremendous bourbon and other whiskies at very affordable prices. For this dinner we have selected some of each: great styles, great values and top-level aged whiskey. These are paired with the cuisine of Chef Bob Peterson.
Thursday | February 6th | 6:30 seating
Poached Oysters & Sterling Caviar
Bourbon-Black Pepper Cream
Cocktail Featuring Evan Williams 1783 Bourbon
Truffled Potato Cream | Crème Fraiche | Chervil
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon and Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon
(side by side)
Crispy Pork Belly
Watercress | Charred Cucumber | Green Papaya
Cashew Vinaigrette | Blood Orange | Spicy Cashew Crumble
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond – straight
Rhode Island Jumbo Sea Scallops
Smoked Rutabaga Ravioli | Grilled Broccoli Rabe | Lemon-Whiskey Brown Butter
Elijah Craig Small Batch – straight
USDA Prime NY Sirloin Medallions
Sweet Potato-Shortrib Hash | Foie Gras-Red Wine Sauce | Fried Onion Strings
Elijah Craig 18-year-old Bourbon – straight
Grassroots Apple Ice Cream | Pecan Caramel | Pecan Shortbread
Toasted Meringue | Orange-Bourbon Glaze
$90.00 per person (not including tax or gratuity)
Please call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for reservations
~menu subject to change~
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Crystal Ridge Winery
EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Max Restaurant Group partners once again with Crystal Ridge WInery in South Glastonbury to present an exclusive Valentine’s Day Dinner. Located on 200 acres above S. Glastonbury, with some of the best views in CT and surrounded by vineyards and orchards, this is a very romantic an intimate setting.
Max’s Valentine’s Day Dinner 2020
Crystal Ridge Winery
Friday February 14th / Arrival 6pm
Menu By Max Culinary Director Hunter Morton. Live music by Tom Ingram.
Arrival Reception with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, Valentine’s Day Cocktail and Wines
Hudson Valley Smoked Duck Breast
Cara Cara Orange, Roasted Baby Beets, Starlight Gardens Baby Greens, Pistachio, Goat Cheese, Orange Honey Lavender Vinaigrette
Dukkah Spiced Salmon Cake
Harissa Spiced Chickpeas, Fennel, Watercress, Crispy Delicata, Smoked Yogurt
Butter Poached Lobster Pasta
Ricotta Cavatelli, Artichoke, Broccoli Rabe, Slow Roasted Tomatoes,
Meyer Lemon Mascarpone, Lobster Tomato Nage,
Pastrami Spice Rubbed Filet Mignon
Truffle Potato Pave, Smoked Parsnip Puree, Cipollini Onion,
Asparagus, Tellicherry Pepper Jus
Crystal Ridge Red and White wine to be served throughout Dinner
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Huber Sparkling Rose, Austria
Live Music By Tom Ingram
$270 per couple, all inclusive of tax and fees.
Cabs & Slabs @ Max’s Tavern
The Perfect Winter Wine and Food Pairing Dinner…
CABS & SLABS
A Wine Pairing Dinner Featuring
Great Cabs (From Around the Globe) & Great Slabs (Of Beef)
With Special Guest Speaker
Cabernet Drinker, Wine Educator, and Director of Business Development
M.S. Walker Fine Wine & Spirits
Featuring the Cuisine of Max‘s Tavern Executive Chef
Thursday January 30th, 2020
Chicken Liver Mousse Tartlet
onion jam, fresh herb
Raats Jasper Red Blend, 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Twice Cooked Suckling Pig
charred pineapple and celery root agrodolce, celery root puree
Arcanum Il Fauno di Arcanum, 2015, Tuscany, Italy
Dry Aged Beet Root Steak
black garlic shoyu, sesame tuile, mushroom demi, pickled pearl onion, micro shiso
Chateau Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2014, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux
Braised Beef Cheeks
tangerine cumin carrot puree, carrot pappardelle, radish, tangerine lace
Cuvelier Los Andes Grand Vin, 2015, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Slow Roasted Heart of Ribeye
poppyseed Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach espuma, charred shiitake mushroom
Merryvale Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Napa Valley
Chocolate Mousse Bomb
cherry filling, red wine chocolate sauce
$115 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)
Please Call Max’s Tavern for Reservations
1000 Hall of Fame Ave | Springfield, MA | 01103
il Poggione Wine Dinner at Max a Mia
MAX A MIA Presents an Italian Winemaker DINNER
Featuring Tenuta Il Poggione, located in Montalcino, Tuscany
Special Guest Speaker for the evening
Alessandro Bindocci, Winemaker
As one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, Tenuta Il Poggione has built a reputation for making outstanding wines in a very classic style in Southern Montalcino for well over a century. Today, Il Poggione is a massive, environmentally-interlocked agricultural estate producing world-class wines, as well as olive oil, grains and other farm products. Wine, though, is definitely the focus, and much of the success of this estate is due to the commitment to older vines and sustainable winemaking practices – today lead by winemaker Alessandro Bindocci.
We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Bindocci and pair these fantastic wines with the cuisine of Max a Mia and Chef Stephen Lundgren
Tuesday January 21, 2020
Seating at 6:30pm
Il Poggione, Rosato di Toscana Brancato, 2018
House made Ricotta, Local Honey,
Il Poggione, Toscana Rosso, 2017
Fennel and Herb Stuffed Monkfish Wrapped in Prosciutto
Saffron Risotto, Tomato Artichoke Relish, Saba
Il Poggione, Rosso di Montalcino, 2017
Wild Boar Agnolotti
Braised Wild Boar, Seacoast Mushroom Ragu,
Truffled Pecorino, Crispy Sage
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, 2014
Wood Oven Roasted Quail
Cranberry Walnut Stuffing, Roasted Root Vegetables,
Fried Shallots, Pan Jus
$69 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)
Please Call Max A Mia For Reservations
70 E Main St. | Avon | 06001
Max Lunch Club “Old World meets Old-New World”
Max’s Oyster Bar is presents our first event of 2020, featuring Wines from Cline Cellars of California and Olianas of Sardinia, Italy
With Guest Speaker Doug D’Auria of Cline Cellars
Friday January 17th || 12:45 arrival | 1:00pm lunch
Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma, California, built on a passion for winemaking and rooted in respect for the land. Fred Cline started Cline Family Cellars in 1982 in Oakley, California, making his first vintages from original plantings of Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and Carignane, some of which dated back to the 1880’s.
In 1989, Fred purchased a 350-acre horse farm in Carneros and moved the winery to Sonoma County. As one of the original Rhone Rangers, he began planting varietals that included a number of vineyards dedicated to Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Since those first plantings, Fred and his wife Nancy have continued to expand their love of wine and native grapes by partnering with wineries across the globe, such as Olianas from Sardinia. A fully bio-sustainable winery, the Olianas wines are traditionally produced from native grapes in Sardinia, and are farmed completely Bio-integrated.
Cuisine prepared by Chef Bob Peterson, this menu is perfect for the season at hand.
Baked Salt Pond Oysters
Lemon-Parmesan Crumble | Fresh Oregano | Cherry Peppers
Olianas Vermentino, 2018 (Sardinia)
Chilled Poached Salmon
Urban Valley Farm Field Greens | Butternut Squash | Gala Apples
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds | Charred Onion Vinaigrette
Cline Cellars Farmhouse White, 2018 (California)
Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna
Spinach & Ricotta Gnudi | Grilled Fennel & Peppers
Olianas Cannonau (Sardinia)
Braised Beef Short Rib
Truffle Polenta | Tuscan Farm Greens | Zinfandel-Black Pepper Jus
Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel, 2018 (Contra Costa County)
Chocolate Meringue | Raspberry Sauce
$49.00 per person
(not including tax or gratuity)
Please call Max’s Oyster Bar in West Hartford for reservations
Progression Brewery Dinner @ Max Burger Longmeadow
PROGRESSION BREWERY DINNER
Monday, January 27 @ 6:00pm
Progression Brewery, located in Northampton,MA facilitates the balanced values of business, family, community, and humankind through a brand engaged in positivity, conservation, and forward progress.
They are “Brewing Towards A Higher State of Beer”.
Special Guest Speakers:
Todd Sullivan – Head Brewer & Chris Corolla, Sales Representative
MENU BY CHEF JAKUB KOZIARA
“Flourish” Saison 6.4%
“Further” Session NEIPA 5.2%
Tropical Fruit Salad
Honey-Ginger Lime Dressing/Poppy Seeds
“Momentum” DDH Kveik NEIPA 6.8%
Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict
“Onward” NEIPA 6.8%
Pork Shank w/Honey & Orange
Porcini Mushrooms/Fingerling Potatoes
“Omen” Imperial Stout 8.6%
Chocolate Espresso Trifle
$65 per person, not including tax & gratuity
Call for reservations & information
Willamette Valley Vineyards Annual Wine Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen – 1/31/20 ~ SOLD OUT! 2nd Night Added – February 7, 2020
Founder, Jim Bernau, purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in Scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris.
In the beginning he hand-watered the vines with seventeen lengths of 75′ garden hose!
Willamette Valley Vineyards has come a long way since then.
Today, the stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel, and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and wine-making staff. We always look forward to taking a look at the new vintages and selections available from WVV.
Join us at Trumbull Kitchen as we host this annual event and a fabulous dinner, pairing Willamette Valley Vineyards wines with Chefs’ menu by Chris Torla and James Dillon.
Friday January 31st
Fine Wine Manager – Allan S Goodman
Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay, 2017
avocado espuma, corn chip crumbs, cilantro
Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, 2018
quince & apple glaze, parsnip
Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, 2017
balsamic glass, tomato consume, basil oil
Willamette Valley Vineyards Elton Pinot Noir, 2016
soy glazed baby beet root, juniper berry, quinoa, roasted chestnuts, cranberries, turnip puree
Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling, 2018
strawberry & lemon ice, candied thai basil
$89 Per Person
(Not Including Tax or Gratuity)
Please Contact Trumbull Kitchen for Reservations
MAX MUG CLUB 2020 DETAILS and MEMBER SIGN-UP – Now Available
MAX MUG CLUB
Max Burger – Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Membership Agreement 2020
Welcome to the Max Mug Club page. Below you will find details about the club membership benefits, which are good for the duration of the membership period. Membership is done on an annual basis and renewals will be done on or before the first of January each year.
Membership Benefits and Terms include:
- The 2020 Mug Club Membership is effective from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
- First Mug Beer is complimentary with Membership payment.
- A “Mug Beer” is defined by any of the
regular pours (16oz, 14oz or 13oz)
- These will be poured in your special “Max Mug”, which contains 20oz
- Non-Mug Beers, are those beers that are normally offered in sizes other than those listed above. These will be offered in their standard glass and at the standard price.
- All memberships renew on January 1, of each year calendar.
- Membership dues are non-refundable.
- Joining after Jan 1, 2020, memberships will be pro-rated based on the quarterly period of the year, as follows:
- Q1 > March 31 = 100% / $100
- Q2 > June 30 = 75% / $75
- Q3 > September 30 = 50% / $50
- Q4 > December 31 = 30% / $30
- Memberships are transferable, but can only be done by a Max Burger Manager.
- Only one transfer membership is allowed per calendar year.
- The Membership Mug goes to the new member.
- $100 annual membership, per year
- $500 lifetime membership (available anytime)
- Max Vantage Points are allowable for the purchase of Mug Club Membership Dues – a one-year membership value is 1400 points; lifetime membership is 7000 points.
- Max Vantage points are not assigned on Membership Dues purchase.
- Mug Club Members can accumulate Max Vantage points on other purchases, except where limitations are listed.
- Keep your mug as long as you are a Member – take it home at the end of your membership if you are not continuing.
- New mugs will be produced each year.
- Only the Mug Club Member gets to use their mug. It’s always at the bar waiting for you.
- Member Mugs damaged or broken at Max Burger Longmeadow, will be replaced at the discretion of the Max Manager on duty
- Mugs damaged or broken off Max Burger premises will not be replaced
- Celebratory beer on your birthday
- Max Mug Club is only available at Max Burger Longmeadow. This membership does not apply to other MRG locations, and Club benefits do not apply at other locations.
- Advance notice and 10% discount on all Max Burger Longmeadow Beer dinner events.
- Exclusive notification for Max Mug Club First Friday Social Hour and Beer Tapping each month – you will be the first to know about our special beer being tapped or offered at 3pm the first Friday of each month. #MaxMugClub
- Policies are subject to change.
MAX MUG CLUB – JANUARY SOCIAL HOUR & TAPPING (1/10, 3pm)
Max Burger in Longmeadow, Ma, will host its monthly Max Mug Club Social Hour this coming Friday, January 10th at 3pm. We will be tapping something special from Back East Brewing in Bloomfield , CT. for this event, which is open to our Mug Club members, only from 3-4pm. This beer will be on draft an available (pending availability) after the social hour, to our other guests.
This month’s featured tapping is the Back East Double Scoop American Imperial IPA that clocks in at 8.4%! Back East has established itself as a classic craft brewer of IPAs, especially New England and other high-powered styles, and the Double Scoop is no exception. Made in limited quantities, this should be a great way to kick off January and a great social hour.
For those of you interested in more info about the Max Mug Club, please click here for full details – it’s easy to join and the benefits give back all year long.
We are also featuring Progression Brewing Onward IPA from Northampton, for the month of January, in celebration of our monthly beer dinner (1/27), focused around the brews of Progression. For details about the dinner click here, or to reserve your seat please call Max Burger in Longmeadow at 413.798.0101.
West Hartford Restaurant Week
Join us as we celebrate West Hartford Restaurant Week at our 3 locations – Max’s Oyster Bar, Max Burger, & Savoy Pizzeria. We have some great specials & Prix Fixe multi-course menus not available through January 19, 2020
Click below for menus: