Max Restaurant Group hosts its third annual Champagne Gala Dec. 4 at Hartford's CityPlace Atrium, featuring tastings of high-end brands like Roederer, Billecart Salmon and Pol Roger paired with raw bar 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 (185 Asylum Street) hosts guests for a Tete de Cuvee dinner, pairing more luxury champagne with cuisine by executive chef Chris Sheehan. Courses include shellfish en gelee with Nantucket bay scallops and lobster, white Alba truffles with whipped lardo potato gnocchi and 60-day dry-aged ribeye.
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.