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Day 370 – Chef’s snickers

We managed to get a table at Lupa, a new restaurant by celebrated chef Mario Batali. There were plenty of staff hanging around, almost too many but they seemed to keep themselves busy as we had several different servers. One in particular was very good at answering our ignorant questions about the carefully designed Italian menu.

His recommendations were excellent and thoroughly enjoyable, though a few erred on the skimp side. The dessert menu was equally mesmerising and we hastened to summon the waiter over to explain some of them.

He began, “The peanut chocolate bar is basically a snickers bar, with a hazelnut cake base, then a layer of chocolate caramel on top, followed by a chocolate ganache. It is served with a scoop of chocolate lemon sorbet,” he finished with a smile. I was sold and signed up for that!! We also decided to get the bourbon flour less chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.

And boy we were not disappointed! Beautifully presented and a delight on the tastebuds, it truly was a gourmet snickers bar with varied flavours and textures of a thick gooey caramel, smooth slighty salty ganache and crunchy nuts… The sorbet was equally rich yet refreshing and light at the same time!

The flour less cake was a mere finger and though it didn’t lack in flavourit, fared far inferior in comparison to the peanut chocolate bar. Hmmm think that’s a new favourite.

Peanut Chocolate Bar

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Bourbon Flourless chocolate cake

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in chocolate, lemon, nuts

 

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Day 365 – Last day!

Oh wow, it’s already the 365th day of this chocolate blog and to finish we have a delicious piece from Frey’s – Dark Lemon and Pepper. An intriguing bar and flavour, it wasn’t a difficult choice on whether to get it or not. Frey’s is notorious for their quality Swiss chocolate and this one was no exception.

The tartness of the lemon is evident on the first bite and the subtle pepper lingers on the palate. A delightful piece to finish off the meal, an evening and even this blog!

Thanks for joining me on this journey and this is by no means the end! There are many more chocolates to discover and enjoy and I’ll take great pleasure in doing so.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in chocolate, lemon, pepper

 

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Day 14 – Zesty & white

I just had to do a grocery run and as you do, you whip around the store picking up the basics – veg, dairy, pasta, cans… and then when it comes to the confectionary and snacks section, you start slowly meandering through the aisles. Or maybe it’s just me, I admit I have a love affair with supermarkets.

So I was taking my sweet time checking out the chocolate section trying to find something for today’s post, then BAM this caught my eye.

Mövenpick of Switzerland – Swiss Chocolate White Lemon. How grand does that sound? I particularly like their description:

WHITE LEMON – FOR CREATIVE MINDS ONLY
Because creative minds derive pleasure from their own ideas and enjoy developing new creations. Be tempted by a really special Mövenpick creation: enjoy WHITE LEMON, the fascinating combination of white Swiss chocolate and refreshing pieces of lemon, rounded off with a subtle hint of pepper.

Though I’m not one to go for white chocolate as you may have already figured (they’re too sweet!) my mum prefers it so thought this would be a lovely ‘treat for her and at the same time be a new subject to sample.

And what a treat it was for me too! The fine bar comes wrapped in gold foil (I always like when they do this) and I accidentally broke off 4 sections to try, hey they were smaller than I expected! Either way, it was absolutely divine! Sweet, zesty lemon and lime and the hint of cracked pepper brought out the flavours beautifully. It was incredibly creamy and it was like having the smoothest and lightest cheesecake melt in my mouth. I understand why they suggest small servings.. but it didn’t stop me having a few more pieces before passing it to my mum.

Less than 15mins later, I went back and had a few more pieces.. just two. Definitely recommend having it chilled, but heed the warning, being white chocolate it is super sweet, so stick to the sections.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in chocolate, lemon, pepper, white

 

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