Max’s Harvest Celebrates Six Years


Staff report
Max’s Harvest is celebrating six years in Delray’s Pineapple Grove Arts District and in reflecting on its time in the city, it is revisiting some of its classic menu items.
During a recent cocktail party for the media, we were invited to taste some of the “new” menu offerings that may be familiar to long-time patrons.
“Expect menus to change seasonally and include items you have loved from past years at Harvest, along with new menu items,” said Dennis Max, co-owner, Max’s Harvest.
The renovated patio juxtaposed the older menu items that are making a resurgence. The patio now includes a complete cover with large ceiling fans, green living walls, mirrors on the bar and pendant lights atop the waterfall.  The bar in the patio area includes a new glass tile face and pendants lights above the bar.
We sampled tastings including: squash blossoms with a hush puppy filling, pimento cheese and jalapeño jelly ($15); beets & burrata: watercress, grapefruit and tahini vinaigrette ($15); grilled octopus: ‘dirty’ wild rice, local datil pepper hot sauce and pickled green strawberries ($18); half brick chicken: Italian sausage, sweet & spicy peppers, pearl onions and red bliss potatoes ($29).
As for the libation menu, the offerings are as current as the latest trends, like the netflix & chill cocktail with buffalo trace bourbon, luxardo maraschino cherry-cola reduction served with original popcorn house buttered popcorn ($13) and the just beet it with beet infused prairie vodka, lemon and burnt rosemary ($13).
The brunch menu may still be our favorite meal, but dinner doesn’t leave you hungry either.
Max’s Harvest is located at 169 NE 2nd Ave.