in search of amazing hot chocolate...
have you seen the movie Chocolat? i am looking for thick, rich hot chocolate like that. the type of hot chocolate that just seems like good melted chocolate, not the type watered down or thinned with milk.
in new york city, my friends and i happened upon a chocolate shop in Soho that had it. i went to paris and went to a great tea salon that had it.
are there any places in toronto that serve hot chocolate like this?
Highly recommend the spiced hot chocolate at SOMA in the distillery district. It's not really the same thing as a Parisian hot chocolate. Although it is rich and thick nonetheless.
If you would like to make your own though, it is very easy. The cookbooks Paris Sweets (by Dorie Greenspan) and Pierre Herme Chocolate Dessert (by Pierre Herme and Dorie Greespan) have recipes.
Try one of the Churrisimo kiosks (i have only ever been to the one in Eglinton square [NW corner of Yonge & Eglington])
The have something there called Mexican Hot Chocolate. I have never had it, but my girlfriend swears by it. And from your description, it sounds very similar to your Chocolat Parisiene.
Apparently JS Bonbons makes a kick ass hot chocolate. I have not tried it personally, but I have tried their truffles and are delicious, so I would expect the same for the hot chocolate. There is one on Queen and Niagara, and a second one elsewhere. Check out their website for more details www.jsbonbons.com (I think).