Max's Harvest Releases New Summer Menu: Eric Baker on Pig Wings and More (Photos)
Just in case you haven't noticed the recent spike in temperature, summer is here (maybe not according to the calendar, but it sure feels like it).
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It's time to close those windows, pull out your board shorts and bathing suits, and crank up the A/C; we're in it for the long haul now -- there's nothing that can be done at this point.
On the bright side, plenty of local spots are lightening up their menus for the summer season.
Max's Harvest recently introduced a new selection of summertime dishes and cocktails to help with the heat. We spoke to chef Eric Baker about the changes.
Known for its fresh, seasonal menu utilizing local products, Max's frequently changes up its menu but most of the modifications are done gradually to avoid shocking longtime guests.
Florida Shrimp & Shishito Peppers ($13)
"The changing of the season and the availability of product from our local purveyors were the driving force in the new menu changes," says Baker, who attended culinary school in France. "My background has kept me true within our concept of local and seasonal with a strong emphasis on technique."