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James' sweet hookup with Max Brenner

Jim Burke has developed a few dishes for the chocolate-theme eatery.

Here's an uptown departure for Jim Burke, chef/co-owner of James, the ambitious bistro in South Philly:

Burke has created three dishes and one signature cocktail that will be served at Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, the cocoa-centric eatery at 15th and Walnut Streets, for about two months starting Jnue 14:

Brunch: Chocolate & chestnut ravioli, star anise whipped cream

Dessert #1: Chocolate tureen, with candied orange and toasted brioche

Dessert #2: "Chocolate bacon budino," with smoked paprika ice cream and bacon brittle

Drink: Affogat, vanilla ice cream, espresso and shot of Jameson.

The partnership developed after Brenner, an Israeli-bred New York globe-trotter, was blown away by a dinner at James.