Hot chocolates in Paris: la saveur du péché
Few things bring such unadulterated pleasure as savoring a cup of sinfully intoxicating hot chocolate in Paris -not the milky, thin hot chocolate made from powder of dubious origin that is commonplace in America, but the dark, bitter, and thick, thick chocolat chaud, the kind you could stick a spoon in the middle and it will likely stay upright.
Alas, even in Paris, hot chocolates are not created equal. Luckily, Figaroscope has just published a definitive guide to savoring hot chocolates in Paris. Some on the list are my old favorites, like Jean-Paul Hévin (one of my favorite chocolateries in the world), Ladurée (don't order their Ispahan though), La Maison du Chocolat (who also carries one of the best dark chocolate macarons around), and Christian Constant (the pastry chef, not the chef). A couple of others, like L’Heure gourmande and Les Cakes de Bertrand, are places I've yet to try, and will definitely go on my list next time I'm in town.
If you read French, you could check out the Figaroscope article, otherwise, here is the complete list.
231, rue Saint-Honoré, Ier
75, avenue des Champs-Elysées, VIII
99-101, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, VIIIe
Pavillon Elysée : 10, avenue des Champs-Elysées, VIIIe
La Maison du chocolat
52, rue François-Ier.
37, rue d’Assas, VIe.
22, passage Dauphine, VIe
Les Cakes de Bertrand
7, rue Bourdaloue, IXe.
L’Artisan des saveurs
72, rue du Cherche-Midi, VIe
Au Pain quotidien
136, rue Mouffetard, Ve
10, rue de l’Ancienne-Comédie, VIe
Thanks to Mr.P for pointing me to this.