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Hot Chocolate?

swampsue Jan 17, 2008 08:16 PM

Does anyone know where to get one? How bout at night? It's cold out and for the life of me I can't think of a place, much less a comfortable place, to get a cup...I'm not talking great hot chocolate either, just something that doesn't come from a packet. And ideally at a place that would be nice to sit at with your after-dinner date and that wasn't named Starbucks (or C.C.'s or PJ's for that matter, but especially not Starbucks) I got stuck last night, kept wracking the nog, "hotel bar, restaurant, bar, restaurant-bar, cafe?? where?!?" The boyfriend and I wound up eating two overly rich desserts at a lovely restaurant instead. Great, but I would have loved a cocoa.

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  1. sirvelvet RE: swampsue Jan 18, 2008 09:24 AM

    Cafe Luna at Magazine & Nashville. Last year the kids had peppermint cocoa and they loved it.

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      Shiloh RE: swampsue Jan 18, 2008 09:34 AM

      i had a good one the other night at sucre.


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        chef4hire RE: swampsue Jan 18, 2008 08:36 PM

        I had an outstanding (way better than what my friend got at sucre) at Prince Michael Chocolates on Magazine...near Aidan Gill

        it was slightly spicy, like a mexican hot chocolate and not too thick to enjoy

        come to think of it, the iced coffee I had there was exceptional also. made w/fresh espresso and coffee ice cubes...I was really surprised with the effort/result for that iced coffee...very tasty

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          swampsue RE: chef4hire Jan 19, 2008 10:56 AM

          Mmm, think I will be checking that one out real soon and glad it's not too thick. (I took a year off to live in New York and could not get into the super-thick hot chocolates that many of the fancier chocolatiers were serving. I know I'm sposed to appreciate the high quality of the chocolate, but I can't help feeling that I'm drinking melted pudding.)

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            Hungry Celeste RE: swampsue Jan 23, 2008 10:27 AM

            Ah, but that "melted pudding" texture is what gets me every time. If I only had a chocolate chaud from La Maison du Chocolate right now...

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          stlmark RE: swampsue Jan 19, 2008 05:44 AM

          Prince Michael is great.

          Also, Creole Creamery has good hot chocolate.

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            Burgoober RE: swampsue Jan 22, 2008 05:53 PM

            It's not going to be as good as Prince Michael's, but I find it hard to beat a late night hot chocolate (or coffee) at Cafe du Monde.

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            1. re: Burgoober
              chef4hire RE: Burgoober Jan 24, 2008 02:23 PM

              just got back from 2 weeks out of town and the first stop I made was CDM for a midnight au lait

              america might run on dunkin but I run on CDM~

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