With Valentines Day just around the corner and seeing all the isles in stores designated to this chocolate giving lovers holiday, I thought I’d share a themed restaurant who’s main entree is of course CHOCOLATE..
Brenner spent six years working as an apprentice in Paris with chocolatier Michel Chaudunone (one of the world’s best chocolatiers) learning the art of chocolate-making.
If you’re going to open up a chocolate cafe and have the opportunity to learn from a master WHY not!
Themes are big part of what attracts people, combine some favorite liking’s (Chocolate) of a target audience and you can have a goldmine on your hands.
“Life’s too short. Start with Dessert!”
― Barbra Streisand
Max Brenner opened in 1996 in Ra’anana, Israel, and began as a small shop selling handmade chocolates by Max Fichtman and Oded Brenner who combined their names for their chocolate themed restaurant.
By 1999, Fichtman and Brenner had opened ten chocolate shops.
Brenner has and continues to take elements of all the ways people daydream and wonder about his beloved sweet and “put every fantasy about chocolate into one place.” Brenner
The day we discovered chocolate-covered Cheez-Its was similar to the day we tried our first deep-fried Oreo … completely and utterly life changing. Sure, we don’t recommend indulging in these bad boys every night while watching Netflix but it’s definitely an indulgence worth saving up calories for.
Green, yellow, red … no matter the color, peppers taste awesome when covered in chocolate brown! Sure, healthy eaters everywhere are cringing at the thought of ruining this fresh and crisp veggie but we’re not talking to them, are we?
Chocolate-Covered Mint Leaves
Mint and chocolate have gone together since … well, forever and we’re officially addicted to a new take on this dynamic duo. Dip a dozen fresh mint leaves in melted chocolate and freeze for 2 hours. Add to cookies, cakes, sundaes, mojitos … you name it!
Most of us can’t help ourselves we love sweets, chocolate in particular, you gotta have some vices in this crazy world! Might as well be something that’s tastes wonderful…
Max Brenner is “creating a new chocolate culture.” Max Brenner invites you to “watch, taste and smell my love story.” Max Brenner has “freed chocolate from its cage.” He’s a poet, our make-believe Max: Wonka by the way of Wordsworth. writes FRANK BRUNI columnist for the NY Times
How does a chocolate martini made of creamy milk chocolate and vanilla vodka, with gummy bears instead of olives on skewers laid upon its rim, if that doesn’t work how about a nice deep rich chocolate-flavored stout? It’s no surprise if you feel like going dancing after a frozen Chocolate Disco Cocktail, white chocolate cream, banana, strawberries and rum.
You may never again add boiling water to a powdery coco mix.
When You Can Have – RED WINE HOT CHOCOLATE!
Max shares some recipes!
Merlot and Hot Chocolate!
In a large saucepan, mix a bag of Max’s dark chocolate caibos with two cups of Merlot. Stir on low heat until chocolate is melted. Add ½ cup of water and ½ cup of milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Whisk for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in two hug mugs. Add a marshmallow for even more deliciousness.
Secrets of a Hot Chocolate Scientist it’s in the INFUSION!
They steep delights overnight in fresh milk, then blend with ganache to create Max’s Infused Hot Chocolates.
Peanut Butter – hot chocolate with creamy peanut butter milk infusion
Peppermint Patty – hot chocolate with peppermint patty milk infusion
Next Level- slow the sipping and lets do some munching!
Veg-Out Chocolate Corn-flake Wraps
The chocolate-hazelnut spread and bananas are the fuel you’ll need to keep going, even when your body is yearning for fresh air.
On a large wheat tortilla, spread a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella works best). Top layer with 10-15 thin banana slices, chopped nuts, cornflakes and shredded coconut. Roll the wrap in wax paper and slice diagonally in two!
Besides highlighting a fabulous Theme -Chocolate, lets not kill two birds with one stone, lets love two birds with One Chocolate KISS.
TREAT someone you love with a gift from Max Brenner!
Stick to Chocolate Max Brenner it’s what’s for Dinner!
Reminds me of doughnut shops that line the coffee lanes of america. You may want to check out this unique doughnut shop out while your sweet tooth is still calling your name…