Met up with a friend in Paris, Sophie, at Le Salon de thé Angelina. She recommended the chocolat chaud, or hot chocolate which was excellent, and very rich. A very delicious, French hot chocolate with freshly whipped crème chantilly.
We also had the pleasure of trying the new "bûche couture" courtesy of Chef Sébastien Bauer whom Sophie had worked with in the past.
Here is the description in French:
Cette bûche très frivole et féminine renferme un coeur onctueux aux marrons et pommes confites et un confit de yuzu et citron vert. Ce coeur est entouré d’une ganache au chocolat au lait et yuzu, d’un croustillant à la noix de pécan caramélisée, le tout sur un biscuit sans farine au chocolat… un mélange élégant d’une intense douceur à la fois fondant et croquant.
This bûche is very frivolous and feminine. The heart contains creamy chestnuts, candied apples, and candied yuzu and lime. The core is surrounded by a ganache with milk chocolate and yuzu, crispy caramelized pecans, all in a flourless chocolate crust... an elegant mix of intense sweetness which is both creamy and crunchy.
Please excuse the flash as I wanted to show the layers of the buche. Extremely rich. Three bites were sufficient. It was a very busy liaison of flavors. A really intense bûche. Go try it if you can!
Le Salon de thé Angelina
226, rue de Rivoli
01 42 60 82 00