We wanted to try out the "Live to be 100 Red Wine & Chocolate Pairing." Pastry Chef Andy Manchester of Capitol Grille recently developed a new wine and dessert pairing, and it has been very popular since it's inception! Obviously, you all know I love wine. So when I read about this wine AND chocolate pairing, I knew I had to grab a fellow foodie and try this out! Thanks to Beth over at Eat.Drink.Smile for doing a wonderful job of covering this! If you are in Nashville and love food, you should check this blog out for sure! It's great!
This leaf was made of chocolate, too...so good!
From left to right:
Valrhona chocolate - 60% bitter chocolate made from pure Trinitario beans from the Caribbean. This dark brown Grand Cru chocolate has notes of dried fruit & tobacco.
Jeb Steele's Shooting Star, "Black Bubbles," Sparkling Syrah, Lake County
Late harvest Syrah sparkling wine made in the Methode Champenoise process. Medium bodied, with hints of blackberry and chocolate
Star Anise Ganache Brownie
Valrhona chocolate - 61% general purpose chocolate, elegant chocolate flavor, slightly bitter taste but full and powerful.
d'Arenburg Love Grass, Shiraz, Australia 2007
100% Shiraz with great balance and strong tannins, with high alcohol content; jammy characteristics of bing cherries, dates, and chocolate
Cacao Berry Espresso Caramel Tart
70% Cacao Barry Saint-Domingue, combines an exceptionally long finish and produces a dark chocolate flavor
Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina 2007
Medium bodied wine with moderate tannins from aged oak barrels; has characteristics of black cherries, prunes, and chocolate