If someone gave me chocolates from here, I might have to marry them. I'm not kidding.
I stumbled into Vosges Haut-Chocolate boutique (as they call it) Saturday in SoHo because the front looked intriguing - the sign said something about chocolate and cheese, everything was purple (one of my favorite colors) and there was a beautiful chandelier hanging over the table in the entry. After entering I completely forgot about the cheese and was mesmerized by the subtle aroma of chocolate in the air. The truffles in the glass cased counter were numerous and overwhelming without some sort of key so I opted for the Aztec hot chocolate because I was cold. But I will confess I took more than one piece of this sampler bar from the counter which was heavenly. Honestly, putting salt in the chocolate! Divine! The hot chocolate was amazing too - thick and rich made of a darker cocoa with spicy chili peppers to give it some zing. Sooooooo good. I tried to force myself to take small sips but I think I only walked a couple of blocks before it was gone.
Come to New York and I will gladly be your escort through this chocolate experience. No plans to visit anytime soon? They are also in Chicago and Las Vegas. Pricey but worth the splurge!