2017 Schedule of Events

Schedule of Farm Dinners & Festivals


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2017 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. HERE IS WHAT WE DID IN 2016

Thursday, June 16th
BERRIES & BLOSSOMS
Celebrating the first harvest of the season and featuring the impeccable cuisine of Chef Hunter Morton of Max's Oyster Bar.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards - Simsbury, CT

Thursday, June 30th
VINTAGE 2016  
Celebrate the new vintage releases from Rosedale Vineyards with a menu steeped in the tradition of cooking with wine, presented by Chef Hunter Morton.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Friday, July 8th
BBQ, BREWS & BLUEGRASS
Explore hyper-local craft beer and dine on sinfully good BBQ, exquisitely prepared on the farm by Max Catering & Events Executive Chef Steve Michalewicz. Enjoy live music and explore beautiful Graywall Farms.
Graywall Farms (The Farmer's Cow) - Lebanon, CT

Thursday, July 14th
LOCAL CATCH: A CELEBRATION OF L.I. SOUND
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.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Thursday, July 21st 
CORN: HOW SWEET IT IS!
Chef Hunter Morton will revel in the glory of July: The Corn Harvest. The sun-warmed corn tosses its silk and beckons to you from the fields. Sweet corn, pone, hominy, whatever you call it. We call it the golden days of summer. Enjoy a multitude of courses inspired by the golden goddess of the reaping.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Thursday, Aug. 11th 
COCINA | KITCHEN -
East Meets West as Chef Chris Torla of Trumbull Kitchen translates the summer harvest into a feast inspired by the tastes of California. Chef Torla, who honed his culinary sensibilities alongside such Napa luminaries as Cindy Pawlsyn & Rich Bayless, will draw inspiration from both the field and beyond. Expect a celebration of flavor and color bursting from every plate as we explore the local flavors with a NoCal twist.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Thursday, Aug. 18th
SMOKE IN THE FIELD: STEAK, BOURBON, & CIGARS
Max Chef to Farm heads to the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum to kick back and relax with some of life's greatest pleasures. It doesn't get much better than a great cut of beef, sipping aged craft bourbon, and lighting a fine cigar - all under a full moon. Chef Steve Michalewicz presides of this evening of earthly delights. Connecticut Tobacco Museum - Windsor, CT

Friday, August 26th
POMODORO
A celebration of the zenith of summer's bounty: the tomato. Chef Edward "Ted" Burnett of Max Amore joins us to impart the flavors of Italy to our outdoor kitchen. In true farm-to-fork fashion, we'll enjoy a tasting menu that celebrates all things tomato.
Graywall Farms (The Farmer's Cow) - Lebanon, CT
                     
Thursday, September 1st
DOWNTOWN ON THE FARM
Current Max Downtown Executive Chef Chris Sheehan and former Exec. Hunter Morton join forces to create an exceptional menu of farm fresh cuisine served with Max Downtown's award-winning signature flair.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT


FESTIVALS
Sunday, June 19th
MAX’S LOBSTERFEST
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Sunday, July 10th
MAX’S US SUMMER TOUR: GREAT CITIES, GREAT BEER, GREAT FOOD
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Sunday, August 28th
MAX’S 2ND ANNUAL FARM FEST
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT

Sunday, Oct. 9th
MAX’S 3RD ANNUAL HOPTOBERFEST
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury, CT