Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eatables: The Chocolate Room

Sometimes, at the end of a long, hard day (or even at the beginning of one!), I feel like the only thing that can keep me going is chocolate! What I mean is the real thing. The stuff that's a blend of deep dark chocolatey goodness with just the right touch of sweetness, and that makes me feel like I'm melting in a pool of momentary happiness no matter how stressed out I'm feeling. The last time I was in chocolate heaven was when I visited "The Chocolate Room" in Brooklyn. Their famous chocolate layer cake is simultaneously one of the lightest and deepest chocolate desserts I've ever had (ethereal cake layers, sumptuous chocolate frosting that isn't the over-sugary topping some bakeries serve up). But what makes me smile most is a cup of hot chocolate with some of their deliciously pudgy homemade marshmallows. Drinking it slowly on my last visit, I thought, this is what it would feel like to get a hug from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. (Cue satisfied sigh) You can get your hug, too, with a simple online order--instead of trekking all the way over to Brooklyn like I did!

(photos via The Chocolate Room)

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