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Chocolate Buffet?

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beanodc Jul 16, 2009 12:04 PM

I am looking for something along these lines for a friend who loves chocolate. There is a hotel in Boston that has a chocolate buffet and I am hoping to find something in this area. DC and NOVA are preferable to Md. Thanks for any help.

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    sashab10 RE: beanodc Jul 16, 2009 12:06 PM

    Coco Sala would be your best bet - it's downtown DC and has an amazing menu... I believe that the Fairmont Hotel also offers a chocolate buffet special, but you'd have to call to ask...

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      Jacey RE: sashab10 Jul 16, 2009 05:12 PM

      Be aware Coco Sala DOES NOT have a buffet but lots of desserts. You pay a lot if you want a lot.

    2. ktmoomau RE: beanodc Jul 16, 2009 12:20 PM

      The Ritz Carlton used to do a chocolate buffet happy hour, I don't know if they still do. I believe it was the Georgetown one if you want to call. Looked really decadent I wanted to try it, I think it is only Friday nights if they still do it.

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        Elyssa RE: beanodc Jul 16, 2009 05:30 PM

        Not a buffet but CoCo Sala might be right up your friend's alley. You can do a tasting menu, get yummy drinks etc. It's a lot of fun and the food is very good.

        The Fairmont Hotel has a chocolate buffet about once a month. I looked into for my best friend's birthday awhile back but we never ended up going. I believe it's on the pricier side (maybe $50/person or so). I did go to a non-chocolate brunch buffet at the Fairmont a year or so ago for a friend's 50th birthday party and it was outstanding...best brunch buffet I've ever been to (and I'm personally not a fan of buffets so this is saying a lot). So I imagine the chocolate one would be good as well.

        I also remember seeing something at the Ritz, a night time chocolate buffet...but for some reason I think it's only once a year. But you can call and double check.

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          charmedgirl RE: Elyssa Jul 17, 2009 06:05 AM

          I posted a review of the Fairmount Chocolate Brunch awhile back, sometime in the fall of last year. (It's not a year-round thing, you should call and check). I liked it very much. It wasn't the chocolate extravaganza I had imagined (tons of non-chocolate offerings), but all the food, including the chocolate items, were well done and tasty.

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          mmusiker RE: beanodc Jul 16, 2009 07:06 PM

          High tea at the Mandarin Oriental. Not all chocolate, but it is a dessert buffet. Be sure to make a reservation.

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            beanodc RE: beanodc Jul 18, 2009 02:46 PM

            Thanks for the responses. I'll wait until the Fairmount has a chocolate buffet or the Ritz re-instututes their buffet.

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