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chowda Sep 8, 2006 03:12 PM

I'm going to the all-you-can-eat chocolate bar at Café Fleuri in the Langham hotel in Boston.

http://boston.langhamhotels.com/dinin...

How do you guys think I should prepare for this feast? ie, what should I eat for breakfast so that I won't get sick when I go, but I can still maximum eatage of chocolate!!

Suggestions??

Thanks!

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  1. Allstonian RE: chowda Sep 8, 2006 05:35 PM

    We go with a group of 6-8 friends every February or March, as a kind of antidote to the winter blahs. We usually try to have a small but protein-heavy breakfast - I like a couple of scrambled eggs best, myself.

    1. Luther RE: chowda Sep 8, 2006 05:42 PM

      Speaking from personal experience, don't go with the worst hangover you've ever had. Even if you can keep the food down, it will be a waste of money.

      1. Alcachofa RE: chowda Sep 8, 2006 07:40 PM

        Lactaid.

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          gini RE: Alcachofa Sep 8, 2006 08:14 PM

          Good call on that one. I would say a bowl or fruit or maybe a glass of water?

        2. Chris VR RE: chowda Sep 8, 2006 09:06 PM

          I go really light on breakfast before a visit to the Chocolate Bar, and plan to linger and chat so you're not stuffing yourself and sitting in food coma. Pacing is key!

          Please post your impressions and favorite dishes- the selection has been different the past few years I've gone and I'd like to know what's best this year and what's not worth the stomach real estate ;-)

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            tatamagouche RE: Chris VR Sep 10, 2006 01:32 PM

            Yes, I heard there'd be some savory chocolate-based dishes on it this year that sounded fascinating...

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            chowda RE: chowda Sep 9, 2006 04:12 AM

            thanks guys! i'm going tomorrow, so I'll take pics (unless they don't let me), post them somewhere, and make an entry about it!!

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              chowda RE: chowda Sep 11, 2006 01:09 AM

              so I went yesterday and took pictures. I also typed a little something about what's good/bad (from what I could remember. there are so many desserts!) here's the site with my pics/description: http://web.mac.com/ngfrank/iWeb/Site/...

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                lotus_blossom RE: chowda Sep 11, 2006 01:51 AM

                Isn't the bread pudding awesome!! For me, that is reason in itself to go. I go with a bunch of girlfriends every december--for the treats as well as the experience. I have talked about it so much that for the last two years, I have taken other people who were sick of hearing me gush.
                That being said, I think your review was right on the money--it definitely pays to be choosy and there tend to be a lot of fluffy, mousse-like desserts. Still, wouldn't miss it for the world and if you haven't tried it--its a lot of fun!

              2. peregrine RE: chowda Sep 11, 2006 01:34 AM

                Hey, chowda, I think I gained 5 pounds from looking at your slideshow! Thanks for the glorious pix. I've been meaning to get there, and you have convinced me.

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                  krazykid RE: chowda Sep 11, 2006 08:11 PM

                  If you go to the chocolate bar, consider ordering a side order of french fries. The last time I was at the chocolate bar, I ordered the FF's and it made the chocolate taste better. Plus I needed something salty to offset all that sweet.

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