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Are you serious about chocolate?

Photo of the interior of Max Brenner in New YorkConsidering her Latin roots, Lorena and I use a lot of chocolate, not just for munching but also for fondue or in our mole sauce or for a late night drink with kahlua. Most of the time we consume very dark chocolate for our recipes.

Apparently a place called Max Brenner is popular among Hollywood celebrities so during this trip to New York, which included a meal at the nearby Union Square Rose Mexicano restaurant, we showed up at the famous chocolate restaurant for our afternoon snack. The place is a madhouse and there was no way we could find a place to sit anytime soon. Luckily, there is a small bar area, where if you are lucky, you can find room to stand or even sit down, as we eventually did.

What do we think?

Well, it is a great place to drink a quick cup of chocolate or indulge on some exotic chocolate foods, but if you are really serious about chocolate, try MarieBelle on Broome Street in Soho. Designed by a former fashion designer, Maribel Lieberman, and graphics designer husband Jacques, the recipes at this tiny restaurant are incredible.

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