Thursday, April 8, 2010

ChocolateBet: April 8, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1.5 oz. (part of bar)
Organic Meltdown (made in Switzerland for Brand Stand Ltd.)
Swiss Organic Dark Chocolate with Rooibos and Raspberry
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g.)/ 3.2 oz. (90 g.) total bar
Cost: $
Calories: 242 calories in 1.5 oz. bar (estimate)
Purchased from: Whole Foods, in Los Altos, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Red Wine and Raspberries Theme Week, and it's clear that this idea became a thinly veiled excuse for overindulgence. I enjoyed sharing today's 58% cacoa bar with Laurie and Gerri at the Grapevine wine bar in Willow Glen, CA. And, remaining faithful to the week's theme, I combined this chocolate with three wines:
1.) Lustao - San Emilio Sherry
2.) Eden Canyon "Presente" Late Harvest Cabernet
3.) Fonseca, Vintage Port, 2003
This "sweet and saucy" trio, was matched with Grapevine's Frutti di Bosco Parfait dessert, with raspberry sauce, custard and fresh berries. A very satisfactory dinner was made with these items, an antipasti selection, and some truffle-oil infused popcorn. Alas, I forgot my camera. So, no pictures of this chocolate banquet.

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