We all experienced the Maranon Hot Chocolate ($9.75) – which is the World’s Rarest Chocolate. The entire cup is almost entirely made of the Maranon chocolate with a hint of cream and sugar.
According to the Maranon Chocolate website, the beans were lost for 100 years and rediscovered in Peru. The hot chocolate has a very slight nutty taste to it that lingers a little bit after you’ve had your first taste. The hot chocolate itself is initially very heavy at first sip but becomes lighter – very different from the indulgent liquid hot chocolate they also serve at Thierry’s.
The Maranon Hot Chocolate is served with creme fraiche on the side, alongside a Maranon-dipped madeleine.
The lemony flavour of the madeleine helped cut the indulgent taste of the hot chocolate.
I also ordered one of my favourite indulgent treats at Thierry: the Chocolate Tart ($7.75) made with 55% chocolate and a light flaky crust. Unfortunately, we were all so full from the hot chocolate itself that between the four of us couldn’t finish this tart!
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