French import Angelina serves up sandwiches, pastries and hot chocolate

Despite the changing restrictions, including those governing indoor dining, restaurants have continued to open at a steady pace in the city in the past few months. One is Angelina, the long-planned New York branch of a 117-year-old Paris café that launched in November.

Its specialty—very thick hot chocolate that the restaurant calls chocolat chaud à l’ancienne dit L’Africain—has crossed the Atlantic in the hands of the spot’s pastry chef, Noemi Tessier. Though Tessier is the only employee from Paris, the team took on the task of re-creating the look and feel of its Paris dining rooms on Sixth Avenue by Bryant Park.

Bringing Parisian ambience to the states

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