SAID – A chocolate experience in Soho
After cocktails at Imli Street and dinner at Bibigo, a wander around Soho was in order. A previously researched hidden bar proved too hidden to find, but then we stumbled across a little piece of heaven: S.A.I.D. The wares caught our eye and drew us in, the service kept us inside. We couldn’t face the idea of another cocktail, but a hot chocolate on a slightly fresh summer evening seemed like the perfect substitute. Three flavours, you say? We can taste it before buying? Why thank you.
Fabio took us through their hot chocolate making process (‘It’s so special that we don’t even put it on the menu’) and gave us a taste of the milk and dark chocolate offerings. He correctly guessed that I would go for milk and my cousin was more of a ‘100% bitter’ person. After I took a sip, he immediately noticed my hesitation and offered to mix it with more milk so it would be less thick and more suited to my liking. He also gave me a discount without me noticing.
If we hadn’t been so full from dinner, we would have surely tasted some of the many beautiful truffles on display. Instead, we sat with our hot drinks and stared around at the vintage chocolate molds and promised ourselves we would be back very, very soon.