A 'little belated birthday gift' from our Colombian friend who came for dinner last night.
Now, how can anyone resist not having one, after all that ... so my explicit instructions were to pop one in the mouth and ... don't chew ... let it melt .. s-l-o-w-l-y and enjoy the deliciously indulgent flavours ... yu ..mm..mm..yy!! Oooh! Ahh!! "Nice?" ..need he ask! "Mmm .. deeelishish!" still savouring the soft creamy insides having enjoyed the soft dark chocolatie outer layer while it melted s-l-o-w-l-y ! .. "and then comes the after-taste" he said .. mmm - yep .. got that too !
To have/eat/melt-in-mouth one of these delicacies is "best with a glass of a good chilled champagne"!! I was told. We didn't have the chilled 'champers' but had this excellent red Bordeaux wine ...
Have just looked up this on the website - 2004 bottle was awarded the Decanter South Africa Bordeaux Varietals Trophy for 2008 and the Caylon Trophy for the best Bordeaux blend for 2008. Its a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc matured in French Nevers barrels for 25 months. Yum!
This is the friend - not the bottle .. but the person - who couldn't make it to our braai/bbq on Friday evening and actually spent the weekend sampling one of our hospitals! Thought he would like to compare it to a hotel room, he said! He has recovered and I knew he would love a dinner of lamb roast with roast potatoes and veggies. I was right! He did enjoy it and for his pud' - I made his favourite - chocolate eclairs, filled with fresh organic whipped cream (thought I would get the organic as it's healthier!!!) and topped with chocolatie chocolate !!!
Pssst !! ... have a whiff ....
Look .. but don't touch !!
Mr T .... I will be waiting in anticipation for my 'red dot' on South America! I have been amazed, truly amazed, ever since starting my blog a few months ago, at how many 'hits' I have got from different corners of the globe! It has been overwhelming and encouraging! Thanks to all of you!! But I now need/would love a 'red dot' on South America on my little teeny tiny map! I have told him about my blog so I will be waiting ....... patiently!