Ahh, Connecticut. All is forgiven. Spring is finally here and it’s just glorious. Speaking of glorious – the new Spring menus have officially launched at all Max locations, and from April 7 – 13th, you can sample them during Max’s own Restaurant Week: with menus ranging in price from $10 – $29.
Here’s my most recent foray into Max dining at Trumbull Kitchen – a combination of the flank steak entrée with a side of shaved raw brussel sprouts, goat cheese, and apple for a very healthy and seasonal salad!
If I was attending each location, this is what I would personally select (yes, this is menu fantasizing – no – I’m not sorry):
Max A Mia: Stonington Red Shrimp Toretlone, with Seared Bomster Brothers Sea Scallops and finished with a Torrone Semi Freddo
Max’s Oyster Bar: Gazpacho Verde, San Francisco Cioppino, and Chocolate Torte (oh my!)
Max’s Tavern: House Cured Duck Prosciutto, Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass, and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake (nothing says warm weather like rhubarb IMO)
Max Amore: Caprese, Lobster Ravioli, and Warm Dark Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding
MAX Downtown: Asparagus Salad, Organic Scottish Salmon a la Plancha, and Key Lime Pie (again – seafood, asparagus and key limes – really hitting those spring flavor high notes!)
Max Fish: Spring Vegetable Chopped Salad, Grilled Flatiron Steak, and Strawberry Layer Cake
Trumbull Kitchen: Ensalada de Palmito, Paella Mixta, and Churros con Chocolate (olé!)
Not listed in the above fantasizing but equally noteworthy are the awesome deals at the Max Burgers in West Hartford and Longmeadow, respectively. Max Burger West Hartford is offering a $5.00 5 oz burger and $5.00 draft beer combo, and Max Burger Longmeadow has a “Sammys & Sliders” combo of 3 sliders with a Sam Adams or Boston Beer Company draft.
Get your fix from prixe fixe this week people – there are plenty of options to choose from. Mangia, mangia, mangia!