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hot chocolate with chile

Hugh DeMann Feb 10, 2007 10:25 AM

Is there any place in Manhattan that serves Spanish-style hot chocolate with chiles?

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    gtrekker2003 Feb 12, 2007 03:04 PM

    Thanks, Lucia!

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      gtrekker2003 Feb 12, 2007 09:06 AM

      Does the City Bakery site list the hot cholate flavours of the week? I tried to do a search but wasn't able to find it. Could you post the site, please?



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      1. re: gtrekker2003
        Lucia Feb 12, 2007 09:16 AM

        No, it's here: http://www.hotchocolatefestival.com/

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        Joe Food Feb 10, 2007 06:36 PM

        Chocolate Bar and Tisserie also serve "Aztec style" hot chocolate.

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          kathryn Feb 10, 2007 02:15 PM

          Vosges does a great Aztec hot chocolate: "ancho and chipotle chillies, Mexican vanilla beans, cinnamon and thickened with organic maize powder (cornmeal)." They have a handful of seats in the retail store where you can sit and enjoy. Just be careful as the glass is tall and skinny. I found it to be much better than Jacques Torres wicked hot chocolate, which was not spicy enough.

          I don't really like anything else they do, maybe a bar or two but not the truffles, but I really enjoy the spicy hot chocolate.

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          1. re: kathryn
            Hugh DeMann Feb 10, 2007 05:01 PM

            Where is Vosges located?

            1. re: Hugh DeMann
              kathryn Feb 10, 2007 05:50 PM

              132 Spring St
              Between Wooster and Greene if I remember correctly.

              It's a really popular spot so you might have to wait around for a little until you can snag one of the (kind of uncomfortable) seats. Oh, and be prepared for heavy-handed decor. The look is somewwat of a feminine purple explosion.

            2. re: kathryn
              downtownstefanie Feb 11, 2007 05:07 AM

              i'll second Voges' Aztec. We also purchased the make at home version and it comes out equally delicious on your stove top

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              weezie1818 Feb 10, 2007 12:34 PM

              City Bakery, MarieBelle, and Jacques Torres all do good versions of them.

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              1. re: weezie1818
                Lucia Feb 10, 2007 12:44 PM

                City bakery does not normally carry flavored hot chocolates. This month is the hot chocolate festival, and their website lists a chili pepper, but this is only available 2/13 and 2/26.

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