Sunday, February 02, 2014


Chicken and goat cheese waffle salad
Banana hazelnut choctail
It's February. Love is in the air and with Valentine's Day, come the need for chocolate. Max Brenner's on Boylston Street in Boston is one place where you can satisfy your craving for cocoa. This restaurant has locations around the world and strives to "create a new chocolate culture worldwide." Yes, it's tough to look anywhere in this place and not see the chocolate influence. There are shelves displaying jars of chocolates. Max Brenner even has its own chocolate gift shop at the front of the store.

Start your meal off with a chocolate stout (they were out the night I went, d'oh!) or a hazelnut hot chocolate. There are a bunch of chocolate cocktails on the menu, but I went for one of their non-alcoholic "choctails," the Banana Hazelnut Choctail. It's basically a fancy milkshake served in the crazy cup you see above. Okay, okay. Not EVERYTHING is chocolate. They have a full bar that offers the craft beers and fruity drinks we all know and love.

Apps include spinach & artichoke fondue, chicken wings, onion rings and waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder. Right now, Max Brenner is having some fun with waffles. They are offering several waffle sandwiches where the waffle serves as the bun. I really liked their chicken and goat cheese waffle salad, with the salad served on top of a corn waffle. Max Brenner's menu also offers several burgers, sandwiches, salads and pastas. 

Be sure to leave room for dessert. I highly recommend one of their chocolate fondue options. You can dip bananas, strawberries, brownie bites and marshmallows into their warm, melted chocolate. You may also want to try their vanilla ice cream bars which you can dip into melted chocolate and other chocolatey toppings. Max Brenner is also known for its chocolate pizza which is sprinkled with milk and white chocolate chunks, peanut butter and marshmallows. You'd be a fool for skipping dessert at Max Brenner.
Max Brenner also serves breakfast and is a good place for Sunday brunch. From crepes to waffles and omelets, many of their breakfast meals also come with chocolate for dipping and/or pouring.

745 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 274-1741 , , ,

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