Some of you might recall that I developed a love of hot chocolate during my pregnancy, which I took a of hiatus from for the lenten season. But Easter brought a welcome end to that and there was no place better to celebrate than at Wedel's Cafe during our trip to Krakow.
This old school Polish brand was founded in 1851 and one of the most classic and beloved products of Poland. The original cafe is in Warsaw, where my grandmother remembers going to as a little girl, and where my husband took a small band of our weddings guests when he was instead supposed to be back at the hotel folding programs...with me.
The company is known for its trademark treats like Ptasie Mleczko (Bird's Milk - kind of a chocolate covered marshmallowy dessert) and Torcik Wedlowski (their signature torte which is a bit like a large round kit kat bar, and still hand decorated to this day - if I've been to your house for dinner, you've probably received one of these from me). But the real treat this weekend was the hot chocolate, which comes in an assortment of flavors, but is best enjoyed in its most classic form. No wonder the name of the cafe loosely translates to "drinkery of chocolate". Now when can we go back?