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I enjoyed soil

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The tartness of blackberries and the vibrant purple of the juice made this tasty and delicious blackberry sorbet a lovely counterpoint to the rich chocolate mousse with a bitter dark chocolate glaze. The fruitiness of the sorbet complemented the creaminess of the mousse, and the overall smoothness of both was balanced with crunch from the obligatory chocolate ‘soil’. Who calls food on your plate ‘soil’? When did we start eating dirt? For those uninitiated, the ‘soil’ is crumbled biscuit toasted lightly with real butter for a distinct salty crunch. It adds another dimension of flavour and texture to the dessert.

Visually simple on a plate, but a lot of technical preparation in the background. All these elements combine to be elegantly presented as a dish. Food is life, but good food is to be celebrated. I tripped over this morsel at a luncheon at the ‘G’ – and celebration it was, with several courses and matching wines. Is there a better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon? Is there a better way to finish a lovely luncheon? I ask you!


I tasted happiness

Delicious, absolutely delicious. Weddings are a nourishment for the soul. They restore our faith in humanity and our ability to love one another. Two people that can find each other in this vast world and choose to live together for the rest of time are to be cherished. Not only do they sustain each other, but they also bring hope and happiness to all of us. We are reminded of our bonds with our partner, family and friends. It is how we perpetuate; it is why we exist.

Weddings can be stressful and full of drama, but when convention and expectation is set aside, the truth of the occasion is allowed to unfold like the flavours of a gourmet meal, a truly remarkable celebration. The pageantry and emotion of the ceremony is rich and heartfelt. The joy experienced by those able to attend is palpable. Also the party afterwards is really fun too. I was lucky enough to attend a wedding this week where the canape morsels were as divine as the wedding itself, and the wedding cake was simply beautiful and delicious. The magic of the evening set a new benchmark for enhancing the flavour of cake. Yum!

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