I wrote about GROM Gelato in my September 14th post but wanted to add that the hot chocolate selection has arrived for the winter. It resembles the “drinking chocolate” found typically in Europe. There are three choices depending on the location – milk, dark and “bacio” – and each serving is prepared to order. The chocolate is kept in the signature gelato bins, scooped out upon order and then steamed for a fresh, hot cup every time. I’m partial to the dark chocolate. It costs $5.50 for a small cup and is one of the best in the city. The closest rival is across Central Park from my five blocks at La Maison du Chocolat on Madison Avenue. The dark “Caracas” hot chocolate there is fabulous. It costs a steep $8.71 a cup.