What's more decadent than dessert after lunch, you ask? Dessert after lunch with wine pairings! I recently had the pleasure of indulging in this delicious duo created by Chef Pâtissier, Arnaud Chavigny at Café Boulud Palm Beach, paired with the perfect wines to match.
The Chocolate Peanut Bar with peanut crémeux, hazelnut dacquoise and chocolate sorbet had a rich, chocolaty consistency and fabulous texture - definitely a chocolate lover's dream! It paired beautifully with The Rare Wine Company's New York Malmsey Madeira Special Reserve and its luscious, sweet flavors of chocolate, toffee and dates. The second selection was the perfect contrast to the decadent chocolate, the Key Lime Revival with homemade graham crumb, meringue and pink grapefruit sorbet was light, flavorful and divine. It paired very nicely with the 2008 Charles Hours Uroulat Jurançon with its notes of citrus, apples and spice, light sweetness and lovely acidity.
This was definitely a "Guilty Pleasure" I will not soon forget! Next time you're out and decide to indulge in dessert, ask your Sommelier or server for a wine to pair with - your sweet tooth will thank you.