Pairing Wine with Chocolate? WTF?
So we heard of wines pairing with main courses such as steak, chicken, fish and whatever you like to eat
But have you ever heard of pairing wine with chocolate?
(Strokes imaginary beard)
I was invited to Royce in Ben’s Independant Grocer, Publika to try this out
Whether does wine really go with chocolate?
and I went with this love girl right here
Isn’t she adorable?
Let’s be honest here
You been to Royce before (we all have)
The chocolates looks so tasty and you wanna buy all of them
But when you see the price
Your mind turned off and you cry a little inside
Then you walk away
Comment below if you did this before
Now let’s talk about Royce
Not Rolls-Royce ok
Royce is from Hokkaido, Japan
They create chocolates that are rich in aroma, flavor and texture
Their chocolates have unique recipes and uses high quality ingredients
(Explains the price)
All Royce chocolates are manufactured in Tobetsu-cho, Sapporo, Hokkaido under strict quality and hygiene control
Let’s get on to the event
We were introduced to the wines and chocolates offered by Managing Director of Nam Lee Cheong
Mr. Leong Keng Mun
He explained to us why they want to do this
Innovation is the key point
There were six chocolates paired with three wines
The chocolates vary from cocoa levels to textures
This is the first wine
A sweet wine that has a verrrrryyyy slight sour taste
This is the second wine
Slightly sweeter and more floral
(Psst.. Its my favourite)
This is the third wine
Apparently it is made of grapes that have been left to mold to have a sweeter taste
It is very very sweet
The wines are from Nam Lee Cheong Wine Shop
They have 12 agencies around the world from countries such as Australia, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Korea, and France.
They are also Malaysia’s premier online wine shop where they offer a wide range of the affordable best wines in Malaysia, as well as a comprehensive range of services that caters to any and all wine needs
You can go to www.wineshop.com.my to check it out
This was the first chocolate served – Milk cocoa
Has a crunchy texture inside
This is how the inside looks like
It was served with the first wine
This is the second chocolate – Bar chocolate
It was served with the second wine – Pink Moscato
Plus the guy pouring is handsome kan?
Third chocolate – Nama Chocolate
(My favorite chocolate)
Reminds you of chocolate ganache
The inside is MOIST
Smooth and moist like the cream
It was served with the third wine – Montes
(Frankly I liked it with the second wine)
Fourth chocolate – Bar Chocolate Black
Slightly bitter with a sweet aftertaste
It was paired with the third wine
Fifth Chocolate – Pure Chocolate Mild Bitter
Mildly bitter but more bitter than the previous one
It was paired with the third wine
Final sixth chocolate – Pure Chocolate Extra Bitter
Bitter with a bit of grainy texture
So my verdict?
At first I was skeptical about pairing chocolate with wine
I thought I would be like
I became like this after I paired the chocolates and the wine
So if you are interested in the chocolates and the wine
Don’t hesitate to go to the nearest Royce and ask the staff!
She looks so happy
As usual I got goodie bags for attending this event
Thank you for the bottle of wine
And thank you for the chocolate!
ROYCE’ outlets in Malaysia are located in Isetan KLCC, Bangsar Village, Tropicana City Mall, The Gardens Mall, Ben’s Independent Grocer at Publika, Empire Shopping Gallery and Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.
For more information please go to their website: www.royce.com.my
You can also go to www.wineshop.com.my for more information on the wines that were served with the chocolates
I would like to also thank the Butterfly Project for this opportunity in joining such events
That’s all for today