If you’re in Paris needing a luxury chocolate fix, you have no better option than the Angelina Tearoom on rue de Rivoli. There, what’s been dubbed as the best hot chocolate in the world can be had within a grand tearoom frequented for over a century by Paris’ aristocrats and socialites.
The Angelina Hot Chocolate is also referred to as the Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate L’Africain because it is made of cacao sourced from three different African countries. This gives it a depth of flavor that has been unmatched by the best chocolatiers all around the world.
For an even richer chocolate experience, order the Choc African. This Angelina classic is composed of a perfectly textured chocolate brownie accompanied by dark chocolate mousse and bitter dark chocolate cream. It arrives as a perfectly plated glossy confection that’s almost too pretty to slice. Once you do slice it and get a taste, you’ll find that the varying textures — each with its own depth of flavor — make for a truly divine dessert.
If after all that, you’re still up for more incredible chocolate delights, opt for the Coupe Rivoli. This ice cream sundae is unlike any sundae you’ve ever had. It features Angelina’s meringue (popularized by its signature Mont-Blanc pastry) accompanied by chocolate ice cream and topped with none other than a generous serving of the Angelina hot chocolate. To balance out the chocolate, this is served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.
There are plenty of other chocolate delights at the Angelina Tearoom and it seems there’s never a wrong choice.