It may seem like a chain store is not a good idea in the Marina Mirage complex, however Max Brenner has nabbed a great corner spot, with only a short stroll to the marina berths. Needless to say, any chocolate lover continues to be hooked.
Come here anytime during the middle of the day, and the hardest part is obtaining the right table. The catch is you need to order at the counter first, and then you will be given a table number to sit anywhere. Anything and everything will be delivered to your table still. If you wish to use their EFTPOS facility, the minimum transaction amount is $15. Speaking of which the Milk Chocolate Suckao ($6.50) and the Chocolate Dip ($8.50) was $15 fairly well spent for a decent chocolate indulgence, once that will keep chocolate cravings at bay, well at least for a little while anyway.
The service is standard, yet the staff are fairly polite. I was almost given a hug mug by accident. Furthermore, you can help yourself to some ample water, you will need it. Great music, and colourful, positive artworks dominate this simple space of chocolate heaven. As with any Max Brenner store, there are some chocolate 'souvenirs' you can also buy and indulge with at a later time.
The chocolate fondue for two looks heavenly, from what one saw at the front counter ready to go to a seated customer. A combination of milk and dark chocolate is enjoyed, the best of two worlds, with fruit and marshmallow pieces.
Expect to wait around 10-15 minutes for your order to come out where nearly all of the tables are full. The Chocolate Dip came first, and it is stunning to admire the simple beauty, and the decorative aspect of this dish. The sizes of the strawberries for dipping into the milk chocolate pot in the middle was just right. Fairly juicy. There was also a tiny white spoon (for convenience if anything) to suck out the last of the chocolate dip. Quite a filling treat.
The Suckao was an aromatherapy inspired treat, relaying on a tea light to keep the milk warm. Make your own mini hot chocolate indulgence on a number of occasions always pays off. The chocolate pieces were great (as always) to eat as they are, yet most of all to place into the little Suckao pot, with as much frothy milk as you like. Give it a few seconds, and the feel of melting chocolate landing inside your mouth for a moment reigns simple bliss.