Churros and Chocolate
Has anyone come across any place serving a traditional Spanish style Churros and Chocolate? I am talking thick hot chocolate served with warm fresh churros.
I heard mention that the club Espagnole on St. Laurent serves then on weekend mornings, but have no confirmation of this fact.
Don't know how authentic, but Au Pied de Cochon has their maple churros dessert. The Lebanese pastry vendor at the new Jean-Talon Market wing, makes a churros of some kind from what I remember(never been tempted to try it yet). Maybe during the year, at the Spanish festivals around town, their might be a vendor or two that would serve Spanish churros & chocolate.
I've gotten churros from La Chapina at 1259 Belanger a few times and I really like them, but I don't think they sell the chocolate you're talking about.
Casa Tapas serves churros with a little pot of melted chocolate for desert (not milky hot chocolate), but they are pretty yummy anyhow. We brought back a little handheld churro maker from Spain on our last visit and haven't used it yet---your post has motivated me!
Pintxo had them as a dessert a while back. I don't know if they still do - perhaps a seasonal item.
The most authentic churros I've had in town were at Tapeo and at Casa Tapas - both were served with dipping chocolate.
It's been so long since I've been to Casa Tapas that I honestly can't remember if they were great there or not. I figure if they offended me I'd remember.
The ones at Tapeo were a bit dry, to be honest. I like Tapeo a lot for other things, but the churros were just okay.
As for south/central american style churros, I love the ones at Churros Montreal (7497 St-Hubert), and the ones they sell at Sabor Latino (on Belanger near St-Denis.)
It looks like we are on to something.
What I am searching for are fresh churros and a thick pot of warm thick chocolate. Traditionally this is served at breakfast, but hey, if i can only get it as a dessert, so be it.
Try Churros Montreal on St-Hubert corner Faillon. I don't know about the chocolate, but the churros (caramel, chocolate or plain) are good if you happen to be there when they are just out of the fryer. Pick up a box (10$ a dozen) and make your own chocolate. Call before, opening hours are changing.