The Hay-Adams Unveils Decadent $400 Hot Chocolate

The Hay-Adams Unveils Decadent $400 Hot Chocolate

The Hay-Adams has unveiled DC’s most decadent hot chocolate, available through the month of December as part of the hotel’s noted Holiday Tea service in The Lafayette restaurant.

The Hay-Adams Hot Chocolate is an exquisite and indulgent take on a classic hot chocolate, made with Christopher Elbow’s gourmet cocoa noir dark drinking chocolate, served with a chocolate lattice, homemade marshmallow, homemade whipped cream, and topped with edible gold leaf. For those looking to splurge, Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac is added, creating a one-of-a-kind drink that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

The hot chocolate is prepared and served tableside and plated with gingerbread cookies from pastry chef Elenor Apolonio-Frantz.

This incredible hot chocolate will be served exclusively as part of The Hay-Adams’ Holiday Tea service, which will take place on December 8, December 15, and December 22, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Hay-Adams Hot Chocolate w/ Louis XIII Cognac - $400

The Hay-Adams Hot Chocolate - $18 

In addition to “The Hay-Adams Hot Chocolate”, award-winning hotel bar Off The Record will offer the “Twelve Days of Christmas” – a cocktail inspired by the classic gingerbread house and crafted with 12 ingredients, added one-by-one over the course of 12 days.

The first day will feature a hearty pour of Godiva liqueur and the drink will ultimately include: Godiva liqueur, Kahlua, vodka, simple syrup, cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla cream, whipped cream garnish, gingerbread house crumble, shaved nutmeg, and spice drops.

The “Twelve Days of Christmas” will be available starting December 12, 2019 through December 23, 2019 and will range in price from $12 to $22.

Off The Record hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

For more information and to make a reservation for holiday tea, visit