Sweet fun: Max Brenner Las Vegas

Milkshake in an Alice cup at Max Brenner

Yes, I’m writing this post a month and a half late. But I wanted to document my bachelorette party on this blog in some way, so I’m going to tell you about my meal at chocolate heaven-on-earth Max Brenner in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. This may not have been the best meal in terms of food, but it was definitely the most fun.

The best part of the menu was the variety of drinks. My friends and I ordered the Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate (red chili, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper), the Melting Marshmallow Hot Chocolate (hot chocolate with tons of mini marshmallows on top), what I think was the Hazelnut Cream Chocolate Milkshake (vanilla bourbon ice cream, dark chocolate truffle and whipped cream) and the Chocolate Chai (chai spice blend infused with white chocolate). All were very good, but my favorite was the chai, which was enhanced by the white chocolate, not overpowered as I had feared. The presentation of the drinks is noteworthy, too, as Max Brenner has created his own cups for different drinks (the Hug Mug for hot chocolates, the Alice for milkshakes, a tea pot that dispenses when you place it on top of your cup).

Melting Marshamallow Hot Chocolate (left), Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate (right)

Chocolate Chai

As for the food, there are sweet and savory items on the menu. We had a mixture of both. My favorite dish was the Cinnamon Apple & White Chocolate Truffle Cream French Toast with brown sugar spiced pecans and warm toffee sauce. I’m not usually a French toast fan, but this one was delightfully sweet without being over the top, and the texture was nice, too.

Cinnamon Apple & White Chocolate Truffle Cream French Toast

On the savory side, the Well Mannered Omelet with creamy spinach and goat cheese is a good option. The sugar-dusted buttermilk biscuit and the spice home fries that came with it were also satisfying, but the melted white and milk chocolate that came with it were confusing. I know everything is supposed to have chocolate with it, but what the heck were we supposed to do with melted white and milk chocolate? I sure as hell wasn’t going to dip my omelet in it. Needless to say, it just sat there.

Well Mannered Omelet

Molly’s White Corn Croquettes (white corn and manchego cheese balls dusted in panko bread crumbs and fried) were delicious. A great option for an appetizer, and it didn’t have any chocolate in it (as far as I could tell).

Molly’s White Corn Croquette

The After Party Belgian Waffle with strawberries, whipped cream, strawberry honey and melted white chocolate was a disappointment. The waffle was too heavy, and I’m not sure it was fully cooked, to be honest.

This is a great place to come with your girlfriends for some fun, especially for drinks. There are a slew of alcoholic drinks on the brunch menu, too, so I would be interested to try some of those the next time I’m in Sin City!

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05 2011

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    I need this hot chocolate and those cups in my life!!!!


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