I am not a great fan of hot chocolate but as a local now -by accident rather- New Yorker, I made a stop at the City Bakery cafe for the Hot Chocolate Festival. Food blogs and bloggers, food editors and writers, food experts, locals, all, agree that the City Bakery has the best hot chocolate in town; during the Festival that will last the entire month of February, chocolate lovers can try a new hot chocolate flavor every day. I opted for the Pistachio one yesterday. As I am not an expert, I won't say much. Just this: it was thick, buttery, nutty, hot and the marshmallow inside it made it the ideal drink for a cold, snowy New York day with a trace of nostalgia.
For more flavors before the end of the month, click here: http://www.hotchocolatefestival.com/index.html