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ATLANTA (June 23, 2015) – MAX’s Wine Dive, the fun, funky “gourmet comfort food” restaurant and wine bar known for mixing first-class cuisine with an unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere, is putting its spin on a fine dining staple: the chef’s table.
Beginning July 12, “Sunday Supper at the Chef’s Table” will give four guests an exclusive four-course dinner and wine pairing prepared by executive chef Patric Bell-Good. The menu will change each week, and Bell-Good promises an entertaining experience with an emphasis on locally sourced, classic summer ingredients.
“Like everything we do at MAX’s Wine Dive, we want our chef’s table dinner to be relaxed and accessible—the polar opposite of what you might normally think of when you hear the words ‘chef’s table,’” Bell-Good says. “I see this as a chance to provide an exclusive, one-of-a-kind meal for four special guests that they can talk about for days afterward.”
The menu for the inaugural supper on July 12 presents a twist on Southern classics. Featured dishes include:
- Chilled butterbean soup with corn relish
- Heirloom tomato and peach salad with mint
- Grilled flank steak with watermelon salsa and grilled corn with basil pesto
- Buttermilk panna cotta with cantaloupe consommé
MAX’s Wine Dive
MAX’s Wine Dive is famous for bringing “gourmet comfort food” to guests alongside an expertly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served in a casual, rock-n-roll atmosphere. For more than seven years, the MAX’s Wine Dive concept has garnered numerous accolades and awards including, Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “The Nation’s 10 Best Brunches” in 2013, Travel + Leisure’s “Best Wine Bars” in 2012, OpenTable Diner’s Choice for “Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.,” “5 Best American Fried Chicken Joints” according to FOX News in 2014, “12 Restaurants on the Rise” in 2014 for Food Business News and Southern Living Magazine’s “The South’s Best Fried Chicken.” MAX’s Wine Dive’s chefs have appeared on Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and a multitude of local networks. Most recently, Nation’s Restaurant News named MAX’s Wine Dive one of the country’s “50 Breakout Brands” as well as one of five “2013 Hot Concepts” in the United States.
Established by Jerry and Laura Lasco in Houston in 2003, Lasco Enterprises, LLC is the parent company for MAX’s Wine Dive (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denver and Atlanta), The Tasting Room Wine Cafés (Houston), Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden (San Antonio), Flow Juice Bar (Houston, Denver), Lasco Events & Catering and now has more than 600 employees in seven cities. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Inc. Magazine named Lasco Enterprises one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Lasco was named as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in Texas" by the Best Companies Group. The Houston Business Journal named Lasco Enterprises to its Fast 100 list of fastest-growing private companies in Houston in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2009 and in 2012, the publication awarded Lasco the Houston Business Journal’s “Enterprise Champion” award for the company’s commitment to its employees, the communities in which it operates, and for its contributions to its industry. Most recently, founder Jerry Lasco was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Gulf Coast Region. For more information, visit www.lascoenterprises.com.