What did I do this saturday night?
I poured myself a bottle of wine and ate the best chocolate I’ve ever had.
I was recently in Europe for 3 weeks, specifically Italy, Spain and France. While there I tried some pretty fabulous food; and maybe this is the wine talking… But Venchi chocolate is the most amazing chocolate I have graced my taste buds with to date. It’s soft and creamy and the flavour… oh the flavour.
The hazelnut tastes like you’ve put a real hazelnut in your mouth. They leave you satisfied but yet desiring – not too rich and perfectly velvety. Your lips maintain a soft sweetness that you don’t notice at first and that makes you want to taste it again…
Had I known they would be this good, I would have bought more.
I guess I should talk about the wine too? ok.
It was a 2012 Late Autumn Riesling. Sweet but not overwhelming; smelled like apples with a bit of citrus which is a pleasant balance against the sweetness. *pours another glass and sips* It’s quite nice – not too dry; the initial sweetness is enjoyable and not overpowering. (It isn’t a particularly good match for the chocolate, but I wasn’t planning on eating the chocolate when I opened the wine! ) I think it would go well with some goat cheese or a spicy indian chicken dish… I might have to test that theory.