Monday, July 30, 2012

Max Chef to Farm Dinners

I have posted before here and here about the Max Restaurant Group.  Among the things I like about them is that they aggressively seek out and support local suppliers.

Max holds "Chef to Farm" dinners on site at some of their providers.  This vintage truck at Rosedale Farms in Simsbury advertises the chef-to-farm dinners that are being held at Rosedale this summer.  I picked up a brochure listing five weekends for these outdoor dinners at Rosedale, and similar events at four other Max suppliers.



To anticipate your questions, no, I have not gone to a chef-to-farm dinner yet, but I will.  But, I did go to dinner at their flagship Max Downtown restaurant last Tuesday.  Excellent.  As always.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that Max's is so involved with local farmers. I went to the Sunday Hillstead Museum Farmer's Market yesterday. Max's was there buying all of the local ingredients for the BLT sandwiches that they were making and selling - at no profit at $5 per! "Best BLT I've every had" said my wife. Great restaurant and great that they give back.

Susie said...

Awesome! Maybe we could try to go while we're in town?

Sue said...

I've heard about the Max dinners but haven't been to one. But I have been enjoying fabulous farm dinners at Dondero Orchard in South Glastonbury this summer. The dinners are held every other Wednesday night and the next one is August 8th. All of the food is cooked and served by the Dondero family and their staff. Fabulous!

Jack said...

@Susie: The only one when you are here is on September 8 at the Nathn Hale Homestead in Coventry, but you will be at Sarah's wedding. We could check out the Dondero Orchard dinners mentioned by Sue, above.

Luis Gomez said...

This is really nice.

Randy said...

Awesome looking truck. Funny I just click on the Bulto link and it took me to where I wanted it to go.

Sharon said...

Oh, I'd love to try one of these dinners. What a great idea.

Birdman said...

w/ regard to my hat--- This has been a painful summer for Sox fans like us. I feel the 'black' Sox cap is quite appropriate. hahahaha

Sylvia K said...

What a great idea indeed! I would love to try one of their dinners! I haven't seen anything like this here in Seattle. Enjoy your day, Jack!

Lois said...

How unique! I would love to go to one of those dinners.

RedPat said...

They have similar things here but they always seem to be quite $$$ so I haven't attended.

cieldequimper said...

Now of course, you will show us the content of your plate (yes, I know, one does not photograph meals...)

Michelle said...

I want to go to a chef to farm dinner! I do hope you will share some photos when you do go.

Halcyon said...

I love this idea. And your shot here is perfect. You should sell it to them, it would look lovely on an advertisement. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The idea is fantastic Jack, but what makes it super special is the using of local products, there needs to be so much more of this everywhere.

Madge Bloom said...

What a marvelous idea!

Chef to Farm said...

Check out www.maxcheftofarm.com for more details...