More than 160 guests were treated to tastes of the whimsical chocolate world of Max Brenner this Wednesday in Center City, the same night our hometown Phillies went up against the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of the playoffs.
Smiling servers circulated trays of liquid happiness, in the form of spicy, chocolately Maxican Martinis made with Patron XO and bartender James Cleland's contest-winning Drunken Punken Nog featuring Pyrat Rum. That gourd-geous creamy concoction won't even appear on Max's menu until October 15 — but the preview sure showed promise! On the fruity front, pomegranate and jalapeno-mango Ultimat Vodka tipples put those hot-headed Elites on ice.
Mini cheesesteaks in cute, elf-sized rolls, lip-tingling pulled pork sliders with fried green tomatoes and melty tomato and fresh mozzarella panini kept the baseball-crazed crowd from fainting in excitement, especially when Phils hurler Roy Halladay delivered a thrilling no-hitter — only the second in postseason play in the history of the game!
With Max's crew walking around offering warm chocolate-walnut OMG cookies and banana-nutella waffle bites speared on a toothpick, the euphoria of spicy drinks, sweet treats and sporty unity had everyone flying high. "It's easy to see why this place was chosen to host a Yelp event," writes Jamie M. "Even the bathrooms were clever! The mirror quipped 'You Look Amazing Today'… two chocolate thumbs up!"
But don't take my word for it — check out the reviews of the sugary shindig!
SYOY and Go Phils!
Felicia, Philadelphia Community Manager