Cold Weather, Warm Bellies

<p>Oh, winter. We’re all wishing for a swift end to these bitter cold months. Sure, the occasional snow dusting may be a pretty sight &#8211; but frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions are absolutely chilling. Enter: Comfort food. Cozying up and catching up with our loved ones over warm, hearty dishes is the perfect way to cope with the worst winter weather. <span id="more-2423"></span></p> <p>Today, we’ve launched 18 new delicious dishes to our <a href="" target="_blank">Savory Menu</a>! Below we’ve put together a list of our favorite comfort foods from the menu that are sure to warm your heart this season:</p> <h3><strong>Mac N&#8217; Cheese</strong></h3> <p>Say CHEESE! A dish that is sure to make anyone smile. What could be better than creamy, delicious, cheesy macaroni on a cold winter&#8217;s day? The answer? Nothing.</p> <p><em>MB&#8217;s take:</em> Try our new &#8220;Really-Cheesy Shrimp, Chorizo and Truffle Mac &amp; Cheese.&#8221; It’s jambalaya meets our phenomenal five-cheese blend.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2426" src="" alt="Really Cheesy Shrimp" width="1340" height="894" /></a></p> <p>Wondering, “<a href="">Where’s the beef</a>?” Not to worry, Max Brenner’s spin on the classic dish from our new Savory Menu is oozing with flavor. Presenting our &#8220;Oozing Mac &amp; Burger &#8220;– it’s so much more than your average burger.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2427" src="" alt="The Oozing Mac &amp; Cheese Burger" width="1341" height="894" /></a></p> <h3><strong>Pass the Pasta</strong></h3> <p>Going hand-in-glove with Mac N’ Cheese, any pasta dish is bound to please! Warm, al dente pasta is a comfort classic – and we’ve got some new savory penne dishes that can keep you toasty all winter long!</p> <p><em>MB’s take: &#8220;</em>Cream Ragu Penne&#8221; – beef, garlic, chili, cheddar, mozzarella, panko, parsley, parmesan – who knew heaven was actually just the combination of eight ingredients?</p> <p>Or – are you a fan of spinach and artichoke dip? Try our Spinach &amp; Artichoke Penne. You won’t be sorry.</p> <h3><strong>Chicken and Waffles</strong></h3> <p>Some southern comfort to the rescue! Savory and sweet, warm fried chicken and waffles is a proven palate pleaser. With the crowd-pleasing concept of breakfast at any time of day, it&#8217;s no wonder this is the staple of many a comfort diet.</p> <p><em>MB’s take: </em>The &#8220;Chicken Cheesesteak Waffle.&#8221; It’s thinly sliced chicken (cheesesteak style) over waffles, with our signature cheese sauce. All new levels of indulgence and deliciousness!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2425" src="" alt="Chicken Cheesesteak Waffle" width="1340" height="894" /></a></p> <h3><strong>Fries, Fries, Fries</strong></h3> <p>We’ll say it again &#8211; FRIES! What could be more comforting than perfectly seasoned, crispy fries? We thought you might ask…</p> <p><em>MB’s take: &#8220;</em>Steak Frites Royale.&#8221; This grilled marinated flank steak is topped with chimichurri sauce and served with our signature <strong>cocoa spiced waffle fries. </strong>Just reading about these fries bring us comfort!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2428" src="" alt="Steak Frites Royale" width="1341" height="894" /></a></p> <h3><strong>Quick Chat with Chef Jay Son</strong></h3> <p>Chef Jay Son, who will be celebrating his one-year anniversary with Max Brenner on February 1, imparted his culinary wisdom on us as he shared his inspiration behind creating the <a href="" target="_blank">Savory Menu</a>.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What was your inspiration behind the Savory Menu?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> Last time we talked, I was engaged with a baby on the way and was inspired by love. Today I am married with a beautiful five-month-old baby girl and my inspiration still &#8211; and will always &#8211; come from the heart.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> I see you put a spin on some classic go-to dishes – chicken and waffles, cheesesteaks, mac n’ cheese – how do you make these your own?</p> <p><strong>A: </strong>It’s not easy with classics. People expect certain dishes to reflect what they&#8217;ve eaten in the past. At Max Brenner, we like to take the same classic dish and give it a twist for uniqueness in flavor and presentation.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What’s your favorite part about creating a new menu?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> My favorite part is after the conception of an idea and bringing it to life. I dream about new dishes and the fun part comes when we make the dream realized.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What do you think will be the biggest hit from the Savory Menu?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> That’s a tough one because obviously, I want all the new dishes to be a hit. The staff has heavily favored the &#8220;Farmer’s Market Flatbread Pizza,&#8221; and the &#8220;Really- Cheesy Shrimp, Chorizo and Truffle Mac and Cheese.&#8221;</p> <p>Savory. The word itself elicits a salivating response. Try not to drool too much. Stay warm and be sure to stop in and try this <a href="" target="_blank">Savory Menu</a> for yourself!</p>

EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES with Max Brenner

<p>Max Brenner has joined the fight to end AIDS with EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES. This June, we’re introducing two new specialty menu items that are sure to delight you in more ways than one. All proceeds from the (RED) Velvet Waffle &amp; Strawberry Mimosa will go straight to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which means that you can enjoy these “limited time-only” creations guilt-free.</p> Read more >

A Sweet, Delectable Debut

<p>We have done it again! As you may already know, here at Max Brenner we are famous for our indulgent desserts and we’re very excited to debut our <a href="" target="_blank">NEW dessert menu</a>. This menu features the most delectable desserts that are bound to make chocoholics everywhere drool. These new dishes truly define the dessert category and are shaping chocolate culture across the nation. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the newest dessert additions that are bound to make you swoon.</p> Read more >

Amazon to the Max!

<p>Chocoholics rejoice! You’ve asked and we’ve listened! We’re so excited to announce the launch of our new Amazon shop. No matter where you are in the U.S., we have your chocolate fix covered. With just a few clicks, you can now shop for all of your favorite Max Brenner Chocolate – anytime, anywhere.</p> Read more >

A Spring Fling You Won’t Regret

<p>You can feel it in the air – the birds are beginning to chirp and daylight is lasting a little bit longer. The inviting warmth of springtime is upon us! And what better way to celebrate this gentle, laid back season than with our NEW spring menu! From the tantalizing Nacho Skillet to a fun and delectable Doughnut Party – these are dishes (and experiences) you’ll fall for fast!</p> Read more >

Cold Weather, Warm Bellies

<p>Oh, winter. We’re all wishing for a swift end to these bitter cold months. Sure, the occasional snow dusting may be a pretty sight &#8211; but frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions are absolutely chilling. Enter: Comfort food. Cozying up and catching up with our loved ones over warm, hearty dishes is the perfect way to cope with the worst winter weather. </p> Read more >

Your New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Dark Chocolate!

<p>For the New Year, we have a sweet resolution for all of you chocoholics: eat more dark chocolate, anytime of the day, whenever you need it. Don’t skip chocolate as part of your new diet, but instead make it a part of your new diet.  Sounds easy enough, right?</p> Read more >

Max Brenner’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

<p>While the first 20 years at Max Brenner have been chocotastic we are so excited to be entering the next decade and celebrating our “platinum” anniversary. So how exactly did Max Brenner celebrate such a huge anniversary? </p> Read more >

Max Brenner Invites You to Share YOUR Chocolate Love Stories!

<p>As Max Brenner approaches our 20th Anniversary, we are taking a step back to reflect on all the chocolate magic that has transpired in our shops &amp; restaurants around the world. From our first retail location in 1996, to our first Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in 2000, to our recent celebration of World Chocolate Day 2016, our mission to share our chocolate love story has always been the guiding light.</p> Read more >

Handmade Charity: Max Brenner Shares More Than Just the Love of Chocolate

<p>Recently, to give back to our community, we hosted Handmade Charity’s first NYC event at Union Sq. Children got a chocolate pizza tutorial from our Food and Beverage director, Jay Son, as well as a candle making class.  They had an amazing and moving time, and were able to share the joy of life (and chocolate).</p> Read more >

World Chocolate Day 2016: #EatYourSelfie at Max Brenner Union Square

<p>Although every day is chocolate day at Max Brenner, this year on July 7th for World Chocolate Day we wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for all the chocolate love that we receive every day. To celebrate with a twist, we commissions artist Taylor Martin to create the first ever Max Brenner edible #EatYourSelfie chocolate portraits!</p> Read more >