You really haven’t had hot chocolate until you’ve had hot chocolate in Paris. Not to be a snob, but it’s sort of true.
I was reminded of this on my most recent visit to Jacques Genin.
This chocolatier/salon de thé is as exquisite as they come. It’s just a year old; a grand and beautiful space in the Haute Marais, with pristine tarts, millefeuilles and éclairs.
Like the space and pastries, the service is, as the French say, nickel (“neeeee-quelllllle”).
The chocolat chaud is served in Villeroy & Boch porcelain….
And the thick creaminess of the melted chocolate is just beautiful against the stark white china…
We obliterated our individual pitchers of chocolat, leaving irrefutable proof of a lovely afternoon spent.