When I’m up for a sugarcoma deluxe in Paris I endulge myself with a cup with velvety creamy and rich hot chocolate at Angelina Tea Salon that is located under the arcades of the Rue Rivoli in Paris. They have got several different hot chocolates on their menu and the one I usually pick is the classic one, le chocolat chaud à l’ancienne L’Africain – their signature hot chocolate.
Once you’ve had their hot chocolate (or a typical chocolat chaud à l’ancienne in France) a “hot chocolate” will never be the same. A cup with hot milk stirred with cocoa powder will be a faded memory….the real thing is hot milk and cream stirred with chopped 70% bittersweet chocolate so it becomes creamy and thick and then it’s served with whipped cream.
When you’ve been served and have prepared your cup, sit back, relax and enjoy the gilded ironworks and the beautiful mirrors in the tea salon decorated by the famous belle époque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans. The tea salon was established in 1903 by the Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumplemayer and it has been a favourite among persons such as Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn.
Angelina is not only famous for their hot chocolate, the house specialty is the Mont Blanc, that I will introduce to you in a later blogpost ;-)
Angelina – 226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris