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Laurie Kay Mar 5, 2001 09:36 PM

Anyone eaten at "Angelina's" in Paris? Recommended by Rick Steeves I think.

If so, what kind of food, what price, which arrondisement?

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    Dena RE: Laurie Kay Mar 5, 2001 11:23 PM

    Angelina is on the rue de Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement. There's also a branch at the Galleries Lafayettes -- which is the one I've visited a few times. It's a good spot for lunch -- omelettes, salads, sandwiches and great desserts. Here’s an entry from my travel journal when I took my niece to Paris in October ’92:

    “...I ordered the salade Angelina, which consisted of an enormous portion of frisée, green beans, sliced hard-boiled eggs, chunks of chicken, thin slivers of ham, and some kind of mild-flavored cheese, bathed in a mustard vinaigrette dressing.

    Both of us were careful not to eat too much because we knew the best was yet to come: their famous hot chocolate made of melted chocolate bars. We ordered a pot for two and a couple of tiny fruit tarts, one strawberry and one raspberry. Imagine it: a pitcher of molten milk chocolate, along with a bowl of freshly whipped, barely sweetened cream. It was only divine. After we finished -- and we could finally stand up -- we immediately went to the candy counter and bought a couple of packages of hot chocolate mix to take home.”

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      Pepper RE: Dena Mar 5, 2001 11:45 PM

      The hot chocolate...yes. But the food at Angelina's is perhaps best avoided. I have a friend who did an externship there during a term at Lenotre, and has never stopped talking about the two weeks she spent plopping canned fruit onto tarts. Among other things.

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