Jacques Torres' Wicked Hot Chocolate, it's generally not worth the calories in my book. A recent visit to Eataly, however, has caused me to reconsider this philosophy entirely.
It was too late in the afternoon for me to go for one of my usual espresso based drinks, so on a whim, I decided to try a small serving ($3) of the cioccolata con panna from Eataly's Lavazza Café, which I figured given my relationship with hot chocolate would more than satisfy. But I was wrong. Oh so, wrong, because the cioccolata con panna is hot chocolate perfection. It's dark and rich, sweet without being too sweet and ever so slightly thickened--there's nothing watery about this cup. The small is enough for an afternoon sugar rush or to take the edge off a sweets craving, but consider yourself warned that you'll probably regret not ordering the larger size.
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