Sunday, March 04, 2007
So a few weeks back I read about Max Brenner, a dessert spot in NYC that is all the rage. Now, I consider myself a pretty good judge of desserts, and pretty into them, but this place is just out of hand. This is as close to Willy Wonka as you can get. Imagine a place the size of a Cheesecake Factory, but the only thing they serve are desserts, and crazy ones at that.
The entire center is lined up with candy bars that are about 3 inches thick, and about 2 feet long by 1 foot thick. Also, there is a chocolate pipeline throughout the whole restaurant that they serve from. You really have to see it to believe it.
The overall design of the place is really what made it work, all of the dishes and glasses were well thought out. No detail was left unattended to. I especially like the mini-beaker of toffee that came with one of our dishes.
I opted for the Chocolate Soup, and we all shared the Chocolate Mess, which is warm cake with ice cream, bananas, strawberries, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, insulin, stomach staples and Slim Fast (just kidding on the last 3), with a side of melted toffee. Ouch.
Walking back, I seriously contemplated puking in a subway grate. Our compliments to the chef, you sick son of a bitch.
"When we walked in here we were all like, Yeah! Chocolate!, and now we're all man, FUCK chocolate."- Dan Mac, Feb 2007
PS- Check the handprints in the chocolate vat.
Posted by Dan Mac