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1. Faced with a choice: Relais de Venise de l'Entrecote and Relais de l'Entrecote. Which would you opt for and why?

2. Anyone been to Le Petit Victor Hugo?

3. Hot chocolate/Chocolat chaud. Any favourites?


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  1. There was an earlier thread on hot chocolate in Paris. See link below.

    1. 1. I have never eaten there, but my sister and her family live in London and have gone to one of these since the kids were little. They go to the one in the 6th, but I think that is because they usually stay there. I think either is fine. It is the same family, but two restaurants because of some family feud.

      2. No

      3. I love the hot chocolate a Cafe deux Magots.

      1. Thx for the response

        1. I have not tried it, but friends have and raved about the hot chocolate at Angelina. "So thick you can eat it with a spoon!"

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          1. re: foodie in toronto

            It's divine - like chocolate pudding before it thickens. Hot chocolate at Angelina's is something to be savored at least once before you die.

          2. Was just in Paris, had chocolate chaud at Cafe Deux Magot and Anglina. Both were good but have to pick Angelina because of the generous dollop of whipped cream that comes with the chocolate. Plus the chocolate was a little more chaud!

            1. My husband and I loved Angelina's hot chocolate. Some people have had complaints about rude service, but ours was just fine. The chocolate was thick and the whipped cream indeed did put it over the top. Husband took a video of me preparing my cup and taking the first sip. Fun to relive that moment over a year later!!!

              1. Is Angelina's open for breakfast?

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                1. re: zuriga1

                  Yes Angelina serves breakfast. The service is hit or miss but all the dishes I've tried have been very good. Excellent croque madame.

                2. You may be disappointed in the two steak places; they are relatively cheap, for Paris, and you do get a lot eat. But why waste precious time in Paris with such mediocrity? There are many fine steakhouses available; Robert et Louise in the 3rd and Les Gourmets des Ternes in the 8th are two fine ones.

                  1. Angelina's rocks. We had the hot chocolate on our last visit and not only did we have the best hot chocolate ever, when I was drinking it, I looked out the front window and there was Sean Connery with his wife. Things don't get any better than that, for this baby boomer:)

                    1. Here is my trip report:

                      Angelina's chocolat chaud was sublime. My 4 year-old loved it, especially with the whipped cream. In terms of viscosity, my Barcelona experience out did Angelina's- you could stand the spoon vertically in the cup.

                      Dinner was at Relais de Venise- I love this place.

                      Laduree was our breakfast choice: the 4 year-old voted for Angelina's chocolat chaud. We have adopted this as our family tradition whenever in Paris.

                      Lunch was a simple jambon and fromage on a crusty demi-baguette from Le Grand Epicerie of Le Bon Marche was out of this world. The simplicity of it all.

                      Dessert was Poilane's apple tartlet and flan. The complimentary cookie while in line was their amuse bouche.

                      A late afternoon snack was from Berthillion. The kid gave her "yummy in the tummy" critique.

                      Dinner was at Chez Clovis, tried to get into Chez Denise next door without luck. Had Onion Soup, l'os a moelle follwed by confit. I give my vote for best confit to a place in Toronto called Merlot. I would try Chez Denise next time to see what the fuss is all about.

                      Dessert was from a crepe stand outside of Eglise St. Germaine across from Deux Magot- a perfect ending.

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                      1. re: eatup

                        On the subject of Le Deux Magot, has anyone had their chocolat served in an old-fashioned bowl? I trekked across Paris to get some, but ended up getting my chocolat in a plain mug :(

                        1. re: Merriam

                          Christian Constant makes amazing hot chocolate, almost like mousse. But Angelina is pretty wonderful.