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

<p>Although every day is chocolate day at Max Brenner, this year on July 7<sup>th</sup> 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!<span id="more-2213"></span></p> <p>The eve of World Chocolate Day we had several guests of honor including <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHkr2OaDfO8/">@foodbabynyc</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHk8ll2Aio1/">@feedyoursoull</a>,  <a href="https://www.instagram.com/foooodieee/">@foooodieee</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/brunchboys/">@brunchboys</a> attend a special dinner at our NYC Restaurant and welcomed NowThisBooze and Refinery29 to an exclusive look at our chocolate selfies. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NowThisBooze/videos/1863272283747391/">NowThisBooze</a> got in a boozy chocolate mood with our favorite choc-tail recipes, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Refinery29Living/videos/609507685888286/">Refinery 29</a> got their first chocolate selfies painted!</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NowThisBooze/videos/1863272283747391/"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2214 size-full" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/1.png" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="513" height="650" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Refinery29Living/videos/609507685888286/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2215 size-medium" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2-300x298.png" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="300" height="298" /></a></p> <p>We kicked-off July 7<sup>th</sup> by providing <a href="http://www.today.com/video/it-s-world-chocolate-day-see-a-delicious-portrait-of-klg-and-hoda-720389187832">Kathie Lee &amp; Hoda on The Today Show</a> with an epic edible chocolate portrait live on air. Wine glasses and all!</p> <p><a href="http://www.today.com/video/it-s-world-chocolate-day-see-a-delicious-portrait-of-klg-and-hoda-720389187832"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2216 size-full" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/3.png" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="360" height="640" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.today.com/video/it-s-world-chocolate-day-see-a-delicious-portrait-of-klg-and-hoda-720389187832"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2217 size-full" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/4.jpg" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="577" height="432" /></a></p> <p>Then things got crazy in our Union Square restaurant.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetwork/videos/10153630227041727/">Food Network hopped on Facebook live</a> with Taylor and asked their audience to guess what was she was painting. This made us all ready for lunch.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetwork/videos/10153630227041727/"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2218 size-medium" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5-300x272.png" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="300" height="272" /></a></p> <p>Next Epoch Time’s Trending World took a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EpochTimesTrending/videos/1722118418042128/">46 minute world chocolate day tour</a> exploring our atmosphere, chocolate shop, and our signature food and cocktails.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/EpochTimesTrending/videos/1722118418042128/"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2219 size-full" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/6.png" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="509" height="646" /></a></p> <p>Zagat got up close and personal with Taylor <a href="https://twitter.com/Zagat/status/751110338976837633">learning how to paint with chocolate</a> and took to periscope to broadcast the lesson.</p> <p>And finally MicTrending watched as <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MicTrending/videos/699324696873367/">Taylor recreated a Jay-z and Beyonce portrait</a>!</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MicTrending/videos/699324696873367/"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2220 size-full" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/7.jpg" alt="7" width="491" height="655" /></a></p> <p>So much excitement in one day! And now, to keep the extravaganza going, we are having Taylor back for the next 3 weekends to paint YOUR edible chocolate selfies in Union Square Park. Because really, every day is World Chocolate Day.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>#EATYOURSELFIE in Union Square Park</strong></p> <p><strong>Dates</strong>: July 22<sup>nd</sup> &amp; 23<sup>rd </sup>; July 29<sup>th </sup>– 30<sup>th </sup>; Aug 5<sup>th</sup>-6<sup>th</sup></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Union Square Park</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Between 12-4pm</p> <p><strong>Why</strong>: Because free chocolate portraits + savings at Max Brenner is awesome!</p> <p>We hope to see you out there to get your edible #EatYourSelfie drawn!</p> <p><a href="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/EatYourSelfie_MediaEvent_Poster_July5.2016-page-001.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2221 size-large" src="http://maxbrenner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/EatYourSelfie_MediaEvent_Poster_July5.2016-page-001-691x1024.jpg" alt="National Chocolate Day 2016 #EatYourSelfie Max Brenner" width="604" height="895" /></a></p>

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<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 >

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