Diet be damned! I want hot chocolate today! And if I have to trek 5 miles through the snow, even better.
I am always a huge fan of Au Festin du Babette, and their hot chocolate is no exception. They make the chocolate to order. They heat up the milk (I'm guessing whole milk) and then they grate up high quality chocolate (Valrhona) and melt it into the milk. They also add spices like chile, cardamom, cinnamon etc, depending on the type of hot chocolate you order. Not too sweet, verrrry rich. So very decadent.
So: other nominees for best hot chocolate?
I'm going to give Juliette et Chocolat a go later on today. I've been meaning to give the another chance, now that there have been some reports that good service is possible.
(It'll be carrot sticks the rest of the day. oops, did I have leftover pizza for breakfast? Dang. But I will hold off poutine for today, thanks to Lagatta for the words of common sense)