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We love winter in Chicago. But it's not the freezing temperatures and brown, slushy snow that we love. No, sir-ree Bob.
There's only one thing that can help us chase the winter blues away and make it through #Chiberia for another year, and that's the unlimited supply of delicious, rich, steamy hot chocolate! Hop aboard and prepare your tastebuds for this Hot Chocolate Crawl featuring four of Chicago's most delectable spots for this winter treat.
We'll kick off this enticing evening at 6:30 PM at XOCO, part of the Rick Bayless family of restaurants. While this spot is conveniently located in River North, you'll be transported to Mexico as you sip on XOCO's frothy Mexican hot chocolate, made fresh from Mexican cacao beans ground in-store, and munch on a hot-from-the-fryer churro.
Next we'll hop aboard our toasty trolley from Chicago Trolley to Logan Square's famed Katherine Anne Confections. Since the confiserie opening in 2012, local and national media outlets alike have been raving about its deliciously rich drinking chocolate. Led by Katherine herself, we'll get a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour while sampling her signature bittersweet hot chocolate. Top it with a homemade 'mallow from our own personal "marshmallow bar" featuring flavors like salted caramel, champagne, and coffee!
Hopefully by this point you've started to thaw, but we're nowhere near done! Our next stop is Froth, the gourmet hot chocolate concept from our favorite local yogurt connoisseurs, Forever Yogurt! Froth offers made-to-order hot chocolates in seven different varieties, like Andes Mint and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. These authentic, rich treats made from real melted chocolate can be topped with anything from Forever Yogurt's extensive topping bar.
Now we'll be ready for some "adult" hot chocolate which will lead us to our fourth and final stop, Potter's Lounge at the historic Palmer House Hilton. With food and cocktail menus constructed by the in-house culinary team (who just received an AAA Four Diamond Rating), plus brand new upgrades to Potter's, you're sure to be impressed as you sip on your Mini Chocolate Bourbon Shooter featuring fresh hot chocolate, Woodford Reserve bourbon, and whipped cream. (Non-alcoholic hot chocolate will also be available.)
There's no doubt you'll be headed towards a chocolate coma, but you are free to relax at this swanky spot as long as you'd like, as Potter's bar and kitchen will be open for hours. - See more at: http://www.cityswarmchicago.com/hot-chocolate-crawl.html#sthash.IJurfqSi.dpuf
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