On Saturday evening Steve and I went back to the Delray Marketplace to try out another of the restaurants there, Burt and Max’s. I had heard very good things about the place so I was happy to finally be able to taste their food.
While waiting for our table we had a chance to browse the lovely little boutiques that were open and near the restaurant. And before we new it our booth was ready. Burt and Max’s has a wonderful and varied menu which made our decision difficult, plus there were specials. We decided to share the wedge salad and it was soooo good. As you can see by the photo there was plenty to share. The plate was brimming with crisp, cold Iceburg lettuce wedges, nice big dice of thick cut bacon, beautiful, sweet little grape tomatoes, creamy, flavorful Danish Blue Cheese and crowned with pickled red onion.
For our entrées you will have to use your imagination for the photos because we devoured them before I realized that I had not taken a single shot of our beautifully presented plates. So grab the camera below and look through the lens.
First picture Steve’s dinner. He ordered one of the specials which was a 14-ounce Wagu beef rib eye. So what you will see with your minds eye is a lovely oval hand made ceramic plate topped with an incredible piece of Prime meat that is cooked to a perfect medium. Just slightly above this on the right is a metal cup with flared edges filled to the brim with roasted red pepper chimichurri that is a verdant green flecked with red. In the upper left of this dark brown glossy plate are batons of eggplant that are fried to a crispy, crunchy golden brown. Right below the fries is a crock that is practically overflowing with small orbs of deeply colored wood fired mushrooms. Immediately you would notice the varied shapes, colors and textures. And the aroma would draw you in and make you want to begin eating immediately.
Now that you have devoured Steve’s juicy, tender and very flavor packed entrée, go and look behind that lens one more to see what I ordered. I am a sucker for ahi, so when I saw it on the menu I didn’t need to look any further. What you will see is that the waiter has placed before me a white porcelain plate with a nice big swoosh of sriracha aioli on the extreme right of my plate. In the center is the star of the dish, coriander sesame crusted ahi. There are several slices of deep red tuna that is barely seared and these slices are fanned out center stage. To the ahi’s immediate left is a very colorful tumble of julienned Asian vegetables, pickled red cabbage, scallions and seaweed that is anointed with a sweet ginger soy dressing and sticking out of the upper left of this tumble of color and textures are a couple of crispy wontons. Now, I ask you, could wait to snap photos? I didn’t think so.
The flavors of all of the elements on my plate played so nicely together that it wasn’t until I had put the last bite in mouth that I realized I had forgotten all about the pictures. So please forgive me, but I can’t promise that it will never happen again. But I can promise that we will return to Burt and Max’s in the very near future!
Burt and Max’s
9089 West Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, FL