New York City and France are no strangers–an area in Nolita/SoHo has a rich history of French culture and immigrant communities and has therefore become NYC’s very own “Little Paris” neighborhood. And now us New Yorkers are getting even more of a taste of the Parisian lifestyle.
Iconic French tearoom and pastry house Angelina Paris is popping up at French restaurant L’Avenue at Saks, and if you take any of our suggestions let it be this one–their pastries and hot chocolate are an absolute must-try.
The Midtown restaurant will serve what can safely be considered the most famous hot chocolate in all of Europe alongside the cult-favorite patisserie’s Mont Blanc dessert, a dessert made of sweetened chestnut purée in the form of vermicelli and topped with whipped cream.
In addition to the grab-and-go bakery, the pop-up’s counter space will also include a retail shop offering Angelina’s famous hot chocolate in bottle or powder form, as well as Cocoa and Gianduja spread creams, mixed teas, caramels, jams, chocolate boxes, and more, making it possible for visitors to bring Angelina’s fine dining experience to their own home.
“There is a strong appetite in the United States and New York City, in particular, for the romantic, yet relaxed atmosphere of one of Paris’ most classic tearooms,” said Anthony Battaglia, Chief Operating Officer of Angelina Paris New York. “We are eager to open our doors safely and welcome American consumers in to enjoy the sophisticated and charming dining and shopping experience of Angelina Paris in the heart of Manhattan.”
So, treat yourself like the luxurious do, literally–Angelina Paris has continually attracted a gourmet audience that includes some of Paris’ most celebrated icons including Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust.
And besides, with the holiday season coming up we can all use a little bit of romance in our lives! (Cuffing season, am i right?)
The Angelina pop-up will take over L’Avenue at Saks now through December 18th and will be open Tuesday-Saturday 11:30a.m. – 10:30p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 11:30a.m. – 7p.m.