The heart of Downtown Delray Beach, known as Pineapple Grove, is home to Max’s Harvest Sustainable Sundays. We stopped in to sample their Farm to Fork menu and met with their Executive Chef James Kammper, who has been with the restaurant since its opening in June 2010, and was named Executive Chef in February 2013. The energetic Kampper has always been passionate about cooking and education. A Rhode Island native, Kammper is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys a variety of sports. He began cooking for his brothers and teammates at an early age and developed his love of cooking.
PHOTO Chef & Team in Action
Max’s Harvest takes the term Farm to Fork seriously. Kampper and his team have forged bonds and created relationships with farmers from Delray, Boynton, Loxahatchee, Clewiston, Avon Park, Deland and throughout the state. “Our goal here at Harvest is teach people that eating local is not just better tasting but better for you and is the best way to give back to our local community by helping small local business and farms. We strive to let the land speak for its self and showcase the efforts our local farmers go through to provide us with the best possible ingredients” said Kammper.
Our Brunch adventure started of with a bang, featuring a crisp wedge salad, fried donuts, deviled eggs and fried chicken.
Wedge – Local Lettuces, Heirloom Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Oregon Blue Cheese
Yardbird & Waffle – Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Maple-Bacon Butter, Fresh Fried Donuts – Vanilla Custard & Everyberry Preserves and Deviled Heritage Hen Farm Eggs – Chives, Truffle Sea Salt with Watermelon Meyer’s Lemonade
Some Muffins – Assorted Muffins & Everyberry Preserves
Lobster Eggs Benedict – Poached Heritage Hen Eggs, Sautéed Mustard Greens, Cheddar Sage Biscuits, Grainy Mustard-Chive Hollandaise
Day Boat Swordfish Tacos – Chili Dusted, Jalapeno-Coriander Slaw, Charred Pepper Salsa, Black Beans ‘n Rice
Pan Fried Banana Bread “French Toast” -Brown Butter- Maple, Macerated Strawberries, Candied Pecan Dust, Chantilly Cream
169 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444