Friday , February 23 2018
Home / News / Culture / Eat-Drink / The intrigue of a Golden Chocolate Tear …

The intrigue of a Golden Chocolate Tear …

I was reading recently about a Greek politician who had spent the New Year’s Eve at a luxury Athens downtown hotel together with his family. The story was published by a Greek newspaper that was accusing the politician for ‘provocative appearance while Greeks suffering from the economic crisis’ and several other issues. I had read the story as it was reproduced by several Greek websites and blog. But only yesterday morning I managed to read thoroughly the original story.

No, I won’t write about the political aspect of the issue. In fact I didn’t want to write about at all.

However, while I was reading about the New Year’s Eve menu offered by the hotel for EUR 380 ( less than 400 euros OK?), I got intrigued by the dessert the wealthy men and women, politicians and not politicians enjoyed on the very special night of 2010-2011.

The dessert had the fantasyfull and mouth watering description: “Golden Tear of Manjari Chocolate with Raspberry Compote and glassy Lemongrass Jelly“.

 Golden Chocolate Globe

I immediately googled  it but found nothing more than  that “Manjari chocolate is 64% madagascar chocolate”, and that there is a Thai dessert called “Thong Yod” (Golden Tear Drops) made of egg yolks. Oh, a I also found out that Golden chocolate is a description referring to chocolate wrapped in foil… 🙁

 Golden Chocolate Eggs

Checking at google photos even an Eatable Golden Chocolate Ring was there, but not a single Golden Tear of Chocolate…. 🙁

 Golden Chocolate Ring

 The rest of the menu is … History

The rest of the pricey salty menu was rather boring and with a tendency to show off: 

-River crayfish with caviar & Fois Gras terrine with Port wine

– Permantier Cream Soup with shrimps & royal scallops

– Roasted  Lobster with lobster shell vinaigrette

–  Braised Turbot Fish with Milanese Risotto and Black Truffles

– Black Angus Beef filet Tournedo with Fois Gras and Green Asparagus

– and the Golden Tear Chocolate

 The menu was a bit too single-sided and therefore too unbalanced to my taste, with lots of dishes of similar constituency. Kind of sea food protein orgy and a fois gras chatter

But most surspirisng, there wasn’t any sorbet in between … A Haute Cuisine Faux Pas or a Master Chef  negligence?

How can a spoilt gourmet proceed from a fish dish to a meat meal without a refreshing sorbet to cleanse the sensitive  palate? That’s a sin that cannot be pardoned. Especially for a 380 euros  six-dish menu… 

I wonder if anyone would e-mail me a recipe for the “Golden Tear of Manjari Chocolate with Raspberry Compote and glassy Lemongrass Jelly”.

Check Also

Erdogan fully supports FYROM in Macedonia name dispute with Greece

FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Turkey’s …