Max Brenner - NYC
They say three times is a charm, and apparently it is, because I loved Max Brenner so much that’s how many times I had to get my chocolate fix!
If you haven’t figured it out by now Max Brenner is a restaurant that specializes in chocolate desserts, located by Union Square. Of course they serve a regular food menu, sans the chocolate, but I came for the desserts!
I recommend starting with the Italian Thick Hot Chocolate with vanilla cream. I ordered mine with milk chocolate but you can also have it with white or dark chocolate! This decadent drink comes in a cute cup called a “hug mug” which fits perfectly between ones hands!
My favorite dessert I tried was the Melting Chocolate Truffle Heart Cake & Shake milk chocolate heart (pictured). It is served with vanilla bourbon ice cream red berries and iced milk chocolate shot. Are you drooling yet?
The 100% Pure Chocolate Chocolate Experience ice cream “max-which” is huge! Please note it is best to share. This decedent dark truffle iced cream & pure chocolate chunks are hugged between old fashioned very rich chocolate cookies drizzled with a boost of pure chocolate served with pure dark chocolate ganache for dipping.
A great way to get your maximum overload of chocolate is by ordering the Sharing (tasting for two). This comes with Banana split waffle, fluffy chocolate sponge cake, crispy chocolate egg roll, milk & white chocolate “bark”, chocolate fondue with market fruit & marshmallows and crunchy chocolate wafer balls. Served with your own grill to roast the marshmallows (cause who doesn’t like flaming marshmallows?) and a creamy pure chocolate sauce to dip in.
Lastly, on my third and final trip to Max Brenner we ordered the European Fondu for Two, Choice of two chocolate sauces (pure milk, dark or white) served with toffee sauce, bananas, strawberries, chocolate chunk cookies, marshmallows, and their fluffy chocolate sponge cake for your dipping pleasure! Divine!
But don’t worry SoCal friends there’s a Max Brenner not too far away in Vegas!