As promised, here's a quick peek at du Monde's goodies.
I really don't like coffee. It's too strong and earthy. I've tried it with cream, chocolate, flavored syrups... the coffee taste still remains.
That's why, instead of going with the traditional coffee and beinets at du Monde, I decided to get hot chocolate. It was really nice--very rich and creamy. The temperature was just right, too. It was a nice, warm retreat from the cold outside.
(I will say that, in the name of foodie exploration, I did try a sip of someone else's coffee. It wasn't great, but I didn't hate it. That's a testament to the power of du Monde's coffee!)
I've never had beinets before. They were fabulous! They reminded me of Chinese donuts--only lighter. My favorite part was the thick layer of powdered sugar. It was delicious, but dangerous! I had someone take a picture of me biting into the beinet in rapture. While the beinet was in my mouth, something made me laugh and powdered sugar flew everywhere. The sugar wouldn't come off of my coat--I looked like a druggie for the rest of the day! The picture, needless to say, didn't turn out.
We definitely popped by for beinets more than once.