Best Hot Chocolate Ever!

by Brian Lee
Best Hot Chocolate Ever

When more than a few friends say this place has the best hot chocolate they’ve ever had, it becomes a “must do”!  How can a simple hot chocolate be so stellar that it warrants rave reviews?

It all started in 1903 when confectioner Antoine Rumplemayer founded Angelina, named for his daughter-in-law.

We ordered breakfast which included an omelet, a selection of pastries, and the famous hot chocolate.  The pastries included raisin snails with pastry cream, chocolate croissants, and plain croissants, all very good!

Their famous hot chocolate is a blend of three carefully chosen African cocoas from Niger, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.  We shared a small pitcher of the incredibly thick, rich concoction that lived up to all the hype.

It was so good we went back twice more just for the hot chocolate!  In the afternoons they sell it from a cart in front of the restaurant so you can get a cup to go.  They are known for their signature Mont-Blanc that combines meringue, light whipped cream, and chestnut paste spaghetti.  We purchased one for a late night snack.  It was not one of my favorites, but everything else we had was exceptional.

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