Two upcoming Max Restaurant Group events featuring fine bubbly will benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
The second annual Champagne Gala Dec. 5 at the CityPlace Atrium features tastings of high-end brands like Roederer, Billecart Salmon and Pol Roger, paired with raw bar offerings and passed hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $99, plus tax and gratuity, and include a $25 donation to CCMC. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., Max Downtown hosts guests for a Tête de Cuvée dinner, pairing more luxury champagne with cuisine by executive chef Chris Sheehan. Courses include Nantucket bay scallops en croute, honey-glazed Marwin Farms duck breast and tournedos Rossini with seared foie gras and shaved Perigord truffles.
Tickets are $195 for the reception and the dinner, plus tax and gratuity, including a $50 donation to CCMC. Reservations are required. Information: maxrestaurantgroup.com.