BYOB Wine & Dine News

 

  

 DRINK WINE WITH US AT BYOB ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
 
 

 

Dear BYOB fan:

 

The Pinot Noir BYOB is less than two weeks away!  We still have room so gather your friends & join us on March 17 for a Central Coast faceoff between Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties.  Summerland Winery makes multiple Pinots in both, & will bring vineyard designates representing each, along with several starter wines & a yummy dessert wine.  Read on for the menu & details,  & don't forget to sign up soon!
  
If you missed Marc Liberts review of January's Zinfandel BYOB, you can find it here.  The full calendar of 2013 dinners can be found here. I look forward to seeing you all very soon. And note that if you dine with us on Wednesday eves (non-BYOB), we now waive a corkage fee!
  
Leslie Thomas (wine consumption specialist)
  

 

 
 Pinot Noir:  Santa Barbara vs. San Luis Obispo County
(Central Coast standoff!)
 
Sunday, March 17th, 6-9pm

  

Menu

 

Assorted paired cheeses from C'est Cheese

 

Duck Confit Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

 

Coq au Vin over Grilled Polenta,
with Lemon-Garlic Broccolini 

 

Lavender-Infused Creme Brulee
 
(vegetarian app/entree available; please specify when reserving)

 

 

Cost is $50 plus tax/tip.  Please bring a nice bottle of the theme wine for each two attendees in your party, to share with others during the stand-up cheese hour.  You are encouraged to bring another (different) bottle to open at your table during the seated dinner portion of the eve.  No corkage fees, of course!  Advance reservations by credit card required, call 898-9121.  Cards will be charged 48 hours prior to the event, no refunds. Family-style seating, highly spirited & interactive atmosphere.  The fun all happens at Max's Cucina.  If you miss the dinner, come visit for fine dining Italian fare Tuesday-Saturday 5-9pm.

 

SAVE THIS WEDNESDAY DATE!

 

MAY 22 PALMINA WINERY

Italian Reds from Piemonte

 

We will celebrate wines made from the Barbera, Dolcetto, & Nebbiolo grapes.  BYOB bottles may be produced anywhere, but wines from Italy are encouraged!  Steve & Chrystal Clifton will be pouring their wines from Palmina.
Signups start March 18.

 

(Note: dinner is midweek & will start at 6:30 )

 

 

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3514 State Street

(805) 898-9121

www.maxsrestaurantsb.com 
 
   

 

Serving dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-9pm

 

View the Dinner Menu & Wine List

 

   
 MAX'S CUCINA DEBUTS NEW ITALIAN DISHES

 

Here are some of the standout new items on the menu starting this week. Come & try them out!

  
Insalata
Insalata di Arugula e Barbabietola

(Wild Arugula, roasted beets, toasted walnuts in citrus vinaigrette, topped with goat cheese)

 

Pasta Fresca

Gnocchi ai Funghi

(Gnocchi with oyster mushrooms, pancetta & braised greens) 

 

La Carne

Agnello Rosmarino

(Rack of Lamb marinated in fresh rosemary & garlic)

 

Il Pesce

Branzino San Pietro

(Italian Sea Bass with marinated arthichoke hearts, roasted sweet peppers, shallots, & basil)

 

For dinner reservations Tuesday-Saturday, please call (805) 898-9121.

 

 

March BYOB

Winery  

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Summerland Winery 

 produces a large number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs from multiple appellations in SB & SLO counties, to showcase the terroir of the Central Coast.  Six of their wines will be sampled at the dinner, with an oportunity for attendees to buy afterwards at discounted prices.

 

 

March BYOB Winemaker
 
 

Etienne Terlinden

NO CORKAGE ON WEDNESDAYS!

When you dine with us & each person orders an entree, we'll waive the corkage fee!  Good for one 750ML bottle for every 4 people.  Be sure to check out our extensive & frequently updated wine list, especially the cellar selections.
Offer Valid Tuesday-Saturday eves