Hotel Chocolat

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A CHOCOLATE HOTEL! On Main Street in Gibraltar! I was so excited when I heard about it. But it turned out to be just a shop called Hotel Chocolat. Still, although I couldn’t go to sleep in a chocolate bed, rest my weary head on a chocolate pillow, or luxuriate in a chocolate bath, I could load up a shopping bag. I’m on a ginger kick right now, so I bought every chocolate ginger combination I could find. And, since our pregnant friend Kathleen has been experiencing morning sickness and ginger has been helping a bit, I decided to load her up, too. I don’t know if dark chocolate is a good treatment for morning sickness but I don’t think Kathleen cares.

UN HOTEL DE chocolate! En la calle principal (Main Street) en Gibraltar! Estaba tan emocionada cuando me enteré. Pero resultó ser solo una tienda llamada Hotel Chocolat. Aun así, aunque no podía dormir en una cama de chocolate, descansar mi cabeza cansada en una almohada de chocolate, o disfrutar de un baño de chocolate, podía cargar una bolsa de compras. Ahora mismo estoy en una patada de jengibre, así que compré todas las combinaciones de chocolate y jengibre que pude encontrar. Y, como nuestra amiga embarazada Kathleen ha estado experimentando náuseas matutinas y el jengibre ha estado ayudando un poco, también decidí cargarla. No sé si el chocolate negro es un buen tratamiento para las náuseas matinales, pero no creo que a Kathleen le importe.

What’s in the box. / Lo que hay en la caja.
A last look from the highway: Tangier, Gibraltar, Algeciras, and the Spanish coast. / Una última mirada desde la carretera: Tánger, Gibraltar, Algeciras, y la costa de españa.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

29 thoughts on “Hotel Chocolat”

  1. Okay, that’s the high point (so to speak) of this trip! A chocolate bath would’ve been nice, though 🙂

      1. Mistress Maddie,
        Oh, please, you always want to lick yourself. And I’ll bet you have lots of volunteers, too.

    1. Willym,
      The world has its beauty. That photo was shot on the bus across an aisle and through a tinted window at 90 km an hour.

  2. I too love chocolate and ginger. I dont know if you have this liqueur over there, but there is a delish ginger liqueur called Domaine de Canton….a lovely French ginger liqueur. OMG. excellent in many drinks or just on the rocks. I even tried it on vanilla ice cream.

    We have a shop here called the Naked Choclate Cafe. One doesn’t need to be naked, but everything is chocolate like this place. I always go nuts there.

    1. Mistress Maddie,
      I’m going to check around for Domaine de Canton! I love chocolate martinis. Have you ever tried those?

  3. Yes, that last photo is beautiful!
    I bet you ‘were in heaven’ in the ‘Hotel’!
    We LOVE ginger in this house.

  4. Hotel Chocolat- sign me up!! My husband actually loves chocolate more than I do but my mouth watered when looking at these pics. The last picture of the ocean is just so beautiful.

  5. In Lisbon we discovered a artisanal chocolate store. The cacao beans come from Sao Tomé, called Chocolataria Equador. They had big chocolate sardines and all kind of chocolates with various flavours.

  6. I love ginger. I bet candied ginger dipped in dark chocolate would be amazing. Maybe that should be my next attempt in the kitchen. I will have to candy the ginger myself, but you can find wonderful fresh ginger and delicious local chocolate easily around here. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. anne marie:
      Men, too, if you take me for an example. Well, maybe it’s not hormones, but there’s something!

  7. I remember reading an article in JAMA chocolate beat Prozac in double blind studies for the treatment of several nervous disorders.

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