International Chocolate Day is upon us! In honor of this sweet holiday, we’ve rounded up the best places in Boston to indulge on Chocolate Day.
1. L.A. Burdick
220 Clarendon Street, Boston
With locations in Back Bay and Cambridge, L.A. Burdick has become a Boston staple. They are most known for their whipped ganache shaped into cute little mice and penguins. While you might come for the ganache, you’ll stay for the drinking chocolate. Their shaved chocolate blends are reminiscent of something you might find in a European cafe. Coming in three flavors: dark, milk and white chocolate this delicious beverage can be enjoyed hot in the winter or over ice in the summer.
2. Omni Parker Hotel – Parker’s Restaurant
60 School Street, Boston
While the Omni Parker Hotel may be known for it’s haunted history, it’s real claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie. Technically it isn’t even a pie, it’s a cake! It was created in 1856 by French chef Sanzian of the Parker House Hotel (now Omni Parker) as a remake to the American “pudding pie.” The Omni Parker Hotel has been consistently serving the pies since 1856 meaning you can have some history with your chocolate.
223 Columbus Avenue, Boston
Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Mistral is a delicious and elegant French restaurant. After treating yourself to some gourmet roast duck or prime sirloin, end the evening with their decedent Chocolate Torte. It is made with Valrhona dark chocolate and served warm with vanilla ice cream and sauce anglaise.
4. Max Brenner
745 Boylston Street, Boston
We would be remiss if we did not include Max Brenner, which is both a chocolate bar and restaurant. They have everything from fondue, and milkshakes, to chocolate cocktails and an impressive variety of hot chocolate. Skip dinner all together and go straight for the Chocolate Chunks Pizza which features white and dark chocolate chunks, and your choice of toppings including hazelnuts, bananas, peanut butter or roasted marshmallows.
5. Beacon Hill Chocolates
91 Charles Street, Boston
Tucked away on Boston’s “charming” and historic Charles Street, Beacon Hill Chocolates has been serving gourmet chocolates and truffles for the past 15 years. They import artisan chocolates from all over the world. There is something for everybody with a wide variety of flavors including caramel, creme brule and their “caramel sushi.”
Once you are full of chocolate, come back and relax at Clarendon Square and enjoy your leftovers (if there are any) on our rooftop deck.