Chocolate and wine taste orgasms, with all the complexity and depth of good lovemaking. Easily the very best I’ve ever had. Ever.

Chocolate and wine – what could be finer

The Rococo Sea Salt Wafer and De Bortoli PHI Chardonnay was a good start – the Chardonnay brought out an unexpected creaminess in the dark chocolate wafer, leaving behind a lovely kick of crystalised salt on the tongue. How surprising! Not only in the creaminess, but also in that dark chocolate can be matched successfuly with white wine.

Chantal Coady, the founder of Rococo chocolates was one of the first of London’s new wave of artisanal chocolatiers, who opened in 1983. The original store in King’s Road is still there, but is now joined with a clutch of other special shrines to chocolate, in Marylebone High St, Motcomb St Belgravia, and the secret MaRococo garden and Chocolate School in Motcomb St.

I need to be clear here. I’m not talking about everyday chocolate; cheap chocoate that embalms your taste buds in cocoa butter. I’m talking taste orgasms, with all the complexity and depth of good lovemaking. Easily the very best I’ve ever had. Ever.

The range and quality of the Australian wines on show was also superb and certainly kicked any Kiwi wine rivalry into touch. Hey, when it’s this good, it would be dishonest to not just accept and admit it.

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