Article submitted by Cécile Zarokian
If you’re ever in Paris, make your way to the Angelina Tea House on rue de Rivoli. Afternoon tea is a good time to visit even if you might have to contend with a queue. While the tearoom offers a wide variety of scrumptious meal options, it’s best to go for a combination of hot chocolate, bread, and dessert.
The Angelina Hot Chocolate has consistently made its way to virtually all lists of must-tries in Paris. After a single sip, it’s easy to understand why. This hot chocolate is akin to the well-loved Belgian drinking chocolate. It’s just as rich and velvety-smooth but with a deeper, more complex chocolate flavor.
For bread, order the Brioche Toasts which comes with butter, jam, honey, and of course, their famed chestnut cream. While their bread is truly on par with some of Paris’ great boulangeries, it’s really the chestnut cream that’s the highlight of this order. This popular spread is made from the highest quality chestnuts in France and superior Madagascar vanilla beans. It’s so unique and delicious that jars of the cream sell very well at all Angelina salons.
For dessert, the chestnut-based Mont-Blanc is a definite must. The Trocadéro is also an excellent choice. While not as popular as the Mont-Blanc, the Trocadéro is equally delightful. It is made of two types of hazelnut biscuits and both chocolate and hazelnut cream. It is encased in milk chocolate with ground almonds and topped beautifully with whipped milk chocolate cream.
With an afternoon feast like this, it’s no wonder the Angelina Tearoom is always associated with luxury, opulence, and the joy of living.