Maxim’s 22 Opening Pushed to Friday, Pics & Menu Inside

by theelvee_w2oe3m

Maxim’s 22, a French bistro at 322 Northampton St in Easton, will be opening their doors this Friday, October 12th, for their first lunch service.  The opening has been pushed back slightly from their original intended date.  We stopped in during a mock service recently to take a look at the new restaurant’s menu and drink list.  Check out photos of the interior below as well as listings of the food/drinks.   Hors D’oeuvres and raw bar ($6-$14+) Onion soup gratinee, steak tartare, escargot, charcuterie plate, baked brie en croute, moules, marinated French olives, marrow bones, Rillette tasting, crispy duck confit leg, Coquille St. Jacques, artisan cheese, oysters, little neck clams, crab mayo, shrimp cocktail, salmon tartare, and tuna tartare. Salads & Burgers ($7-$15) Maison (bibb, bacon, chopped egg, bleu cheese), Frisee au Lardons (poached egg), roasted beet salad (chevre, toasted walnuts, poached pear), grilled romaine Caesar (anchovies, crostinis), tuna nicoise (haricot vert, olives, fingerling potatoes), Maxim’s burger (foie gras, mushroom duxelle, raclette), Benedict burger (bacon, egg, béarnaise), bleu burger (Roquefort mousse, pear, red onion chutney), Pomeroy burger (classic). Entrees ($16-$28): Half roasted chicken (pommes puree, apple, pan jus), roasted salmon filet (green lentil salad, mustard aioli), ale-braised pork shank (pommes puree), cassoulet (duck confit, pork belly, saucisse, marrow bone), seared duck breast & confit (pomme fiash, cranberry gastrique), fluke Veronique (grapes, haricot vert, hazelnut brown butter), pan-seared dayboat scallops (butternut squash risotto, apple cider beurre blanc), lamb rack (goat cheese crepe, red onion chutney) Steaks ($19-$65): Steak frites (hangar, maitre d’butter), filet béarnaise (pomme puree), dry-aged ribeye, dry-aged strip, dry-aged cote du boeuf (for two). Sides ($4-$6): pommes frites, brussel sprouts, macaroni au gratin, haricot vert, sautéed wild mushrooms, grilled asparagus, pommes gratin The lunch/brunch menu includes duck confit, salmon rillette, quiche du jour, beef bourguignon, macaroni au gratin, steak frites, moules frites, cassoulet, salmon filet, croquet monsieur, French lamp dip, Kobe beef hot dog, French press, crepes, chicken crepes, smoked salmon benedicks, classic eggs benedict, brioche French toast, crab & Gruyere omelette, oatmeal crème brulee, ham/egg/gruyere on croissant, salmon rillette omelette, and a cheese plate. The cocktail list, all $9 includes many classics: Amour Fou (Maurin Quina, sparking wine) French Martini Bijou (gin, cucumber, green Chartreuse) Corpse Reviver #2 French Lemonade (lavender-infused vodka, lemon, sugar, soda) The Heir Apparent (gin, Dubonnet, absinthe) The Parisian (gin, cassis, Noilly Prat) Old Tom Collins French 22 (a French 75) Sazerac Brown Derby (bourbon, fresh grapefuit, house honey syrup) Kir Royale La Peche Gazeux The wine list features both old world and new: Brut Comte de Bucques, Alsace Sauvignon Blanc, Origine, Loire Arrogant Frog, Languedoc Blanc Blend, Lil’ James Basket, Rhone Riesling, Ste. Chappelle, Idaho Chardonnay, Leyda, Chile Chardonnay, Daniel Gehrs, Sonoma Pinot Noir, Cycles Gladiator, CA Beaujolais Villages, George Duboeuf Cotes du Rhone, Vidal Fluery, Rhone Malbec, Jean Benegas, Argentina Garnacha, Castilla La Mancha Cabernet, Josh, North Coast Merlot, Pierano Estate, CA Petit Syrah, McManis, CA The current draft list, which ranges from $5-$10 per pour, includes: Kwak Belgian Ale Chimay Cinq Cents White Cap Blance de Bruxelles Wit Manneken Pils Saison Duport Weihenstephan Hefe Weisse La Chouffe Nebraska Melange A Trois Triple Karmiliet Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale Port Wipe Out IPA Bell’s Two Hearted IPA Brew Works Hop’solutely Southern Tier Pumpking Schneider Aventinus Homboldt Red Nectar Ale Blue Point Toasted Lager St. Louis Framboise Rogue Dead Guy Ale St. Bernardus Abt 12 Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge La Trappe Quad North Coast Old Rasputin on nitro Doc’s Apple Cider Bottles, ranging from $22 to $50, include Chimay Grand Reserve Blue Cap Delirium Tremens Dutchess de Bourgogne Flemish Red Westmalle Double Omer Belgian Blonde Ale Sly Fox Saison VOS Lost Abbey Avant Garde Deus Belgian-French Sparkling

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1 comment

PennState October 14, 2012 - 8:24 pm

How was it? Wish this place was in Bethlehem!


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