Why is it places like Max rarely change there menus? I hadn't been to Max in about a year and the menu is practically the same as it ever was.
The only thing that looked different was a new tasty dessert called a WaterMellon Bomb which was some watermellon sorbet and pistascio ice cream put together to resemble a wedge of watermellon. It was a perfect light refreshing dessert.
I started with Slow Roasted Beets (with a warm goat cheese crouton, arugula and a balsamic-shallot vinaigrette) and my husband started with Lumpia (shrimp and pork spring rolls with sweet-spicy dipping sauce and Asian slaw), both excellent. For our mains we had Miso Marinated broiled Sea Bass (my favorite dish there) and my husband had the filet mignon which came with Belgian Fries.
By the way, what makes fries Belgian? Inquiring minds want to know.
It's still one of my favorite places to chow in the Valley, it also helps that it is within walking distance of our home. I just wish they'd change the menu or offer more than one special per night.
Total with two soft drinks (prior to tax and tip) $90.