Tag Archives: Hot Chocolate

L’Heure Gourmande

Tucked away inside the quiet passage Dauphine in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés L’Heure Gourmande serves up its traditional hot chocolate the old-fashioned way, in a chocolatière. Here’s what the Boston Globe says about the hot chocolate served here: “Although it retains a potent chocolate flavor, L’Heure Gourmande’s version has a light and creamy texture that … Continue reading L’Heure Gourmande

Les Deux Magots

Today frequented mainly by tourists, this legendary café is the former haunt of intellectuals and writers such as Paul Verlaine, Oscar Wilde, Guillaume Apollinaire, Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, to name only a few. The café takes its name from the two oriental statues flanking the central pillar inside. In fact, long … Continue reading Les Deux Magots


Founder Jean Carette opened his tearoom on the place du Trocadéro in 1927.  His establishment rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most fashionable places in Paris to go for tea and pastries. That popularity still holds true today. Carette is known for its quality and old-fashioned service:  here, hot chocolate is served on … Continue reading Carette

Jean-Paul Hévin

Jean-Paul Hévin is widely regarded as Paris’s leading chocolatier, a true chocolate artist whose creations include chocolate Eiffel Towers, chocolate cigars and even chocolate stiletto shoes. Behind the plain-looking façade of his flagship chocolate store on the elite rue Saint-Honoré (1st arr.) is a sleek and softly-lit modern designer space filled with phenomenal chocolate creations. … Continue reading Jean-Paul Hévin