One of The Best Hot Chocolates in Paris
It seems as though all of my posts have been about hot chocolate lately but for an absolute chocaholic such as myself, Paris literally is the definition of heaven on earth.
The city isn’t only sugar-coated with alluring architecture and stunning monuments around every corner, it’s also brimming with enticing boutiques and candy-coloured cake shops that charm you in their doorways similarly to how french men do, while perfectly stacked pyramids of macarons and pastries seem to serenade your name from opulent window displays.
But of all the love affairs I have had so far during my time living in the city, my fondness for the menu at Angelina Paris remains eternal.
As Spring appears to be nowhere on the horizon in France and temperatures continue to drop, there really is no better way to warm up than with a hot chocolate so dense that if any more volume were added to it, it would basically become a melted gateau in a porcelain tea cup.
With its roots beginning in the Austria-Hungry region of Europe in the 1900’s, where thick hot chocolate is a staple, it comes as no surprise that the confections from Angelina are almost unmatched by any others in the world. In this famous salon-de-thé, sitting under the elaborate chandeliers and looking at the reflections in the tremendous mirrors that take up the walls of the gold room is just like being transported back in time to the luxury of the belle-époque.
Whatever it is that you may prefer, be it delicately sipping your chocolate and lunching over the marble tabletops of the tea room or bypassing the crowds who covet the restaurant in the queues by taking your chocolate and gateaux to-go from the kiosk, paying this famous cafe a visit is the perfect recipe for making your trip to Paris all the more dessert-filled and decadent.
Personally one of my all time favourite things to do in Paris is to take my hot chocolate and relax in the Jardin des Tuileries just across the road or to sip it as I people-watch on one of the benches by the Louvre. Angelina is located on the Rue de Rivoli, right in the heart of Paris so you really don’t have to go out of your way at all to stumble upon the beautiful places that surround it.
In the world of fashion, this restaurant also stands as a monumental figure and the prime example of haute-couture meets haute-cuisine, having been frequented by Coco Chanel in her day and with the Dior-esque uniforms of the staff having been designed by Alexis Mabille, a couturière of the iconic fashion house and a household name in the high fashion universe.
Its history aside however, Angelina is just a lovely place to go for a coffee and a cake if you ever feel like sitting in a lavish room with high ceilings and extravagant mahogany furnishings. The cakes and pastries here are just too photogenic, it almost seems like a shame to eat them. But trust me, they really are some of the best I’ve tried in the city.
And that’s it for today’s post! I really hope you guys enjoyed. Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to France or enjoy french food.
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