Hot Chocolate

Sunday, October 30, 2011 2comments No tags Permalink 0

There are only two things…

…I can imagine doing on an October day where we get rain, snow, sleet, and thunder. All at the same time. Did you see this photo of Washington Square Park in the NYT? That’s exactly what it looked like when we walked though the park this afternoon.

1. Early dinner at Babbo. First time in history we’ve stroll in for two corner bar seats with zero wait time. A decadent dish of Warm Lamb’s Tongue followed by Gnocchi with Braised Oxtail and Lamb Chops. Winter food. Two glasses of wine, one cocktail.

2. An evening at home with hot chocolate on the stove.

I wrote about La Maison du Chocolat’s Tasse de Chocolat on Serious Eats. One of my favorite hot chocolates for good reason. These silky dark chocolate pearls are just as fine whisked and melted in hot whole milk and cream as it is straight up for snacking.

Whisk, whisk, whisk.

Drink up in little espresso cups. Precious. Too decadent for anything bigger.

  • anonymous
    October 31, 2011

    This gave me such a craving, that upon waking today, I walked uptown to the Madison store. I am now enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and it is a lovely way to end a the weekend!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 31, 2011

    Hi Shane! Oh nice!! I love sitting in the back cafe area of the Madison location…who knew you could find so much peace and serenity in the middle of midtown! Hope you got whipped cream on the hot chocolate ^_^

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