My friend and I had our fill of Chocolate this Valentines Day. We visited Chicago’s premier chocolate bar in The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago.

Menu for "Chocolate at the Pen"

Menu for “Chocolate at the Pen”

Pastry Chef Dimitri Fayard - The Peninsula Chicago, making my hot chocolate

Pastry Chef Dimitri Fayard – The Peninsula Chicago, making my hot chocolate

 

Valentine's Display at “Chocolate at The Pen” at The Peninsula Chicago

Valentine’s Display at “Chocolate at The Pen” at The Peninsula Chicago

Shanghai Terrace at The Penisula Chicago

My friend Jeanene and I at Shanghai Terrace at The Penisula Chicago

Executive Pastry Chef Dimitri Fayard has created this wonderful selection and calls it “Chocolate at The Pen”. Here is what the website says – “Chocolate at The Pen” takes place Friday and Saturday evenings and promises sweet satisfaction for those looking for a little indulgence after dinner and features a selection of one and two bite elegant chocolate desserts and petite chocolate delicacies as well as unlimited coffee, cappuccino or espresso. The Chocolate Bar experience can be added as the dessert course for $20.00 per person if you eat at one of the hotels other restaurants, but if not be ready to shell out $40 per person which is what we did. As the chef created my hot chocolate I talked with him about his training in Paris and his French charm and accent were as delightful as the hot chocolate he created for me. I will visit again.