I have been laying off the internet ‘play time’ this last week, i.e. facebook, pinterest, and blogging, as a little break from it every now and then is nice. The week was taken up with my husband being sick with a cold, and me being busy making desserts at the restaurant for Valentines Day. After I got all of the desserts done at work I caught his cold, so we both have been laying low.
I did some nice desserts at the restaurant, which I am so wishing I would have brought my camera in to get some pictures of. I made a lot of the usuals, Tiramisu, Cannoli, and the (almost flourless, gluten-free) Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. And for all the sweethearts being treated to a special dining experience, I made some Goats Cheese-Buttermilk Panna Cotta (I loved them, they turned out so nice) that went with a Red Wine Apricot – Black Mission Fig Compote and a Citrus Lace Tuille. The other special was a chocolate lover’s tart: Chocolate Soufflé Tart in a Chocolate Almond Shortbread Crust with a Godiva Sabayon and Raspberries. They were also garnished with some pretty little edible flowers.
I would love to get some of these desserts on my blog, but I never bring in my camera to work and I just can’t talk about them and post a recipe without some pictures! =) I’ll share some of them on here soon.
Anyway, despite my hubby being sick this last week, he still took me out for a lovely dinner, surprised me with a vase of pretty flowers, and… a very nice and unexpected surprise…
First I must tell you that last Fall we did a road trip down to Yellowstone N.P., Grand Teton N.P., and Jackson Hole, WY. In Jackson I made a point to stop in to a very fine chocolate shop called Coco Love. (There’s a blog post here on the shop if you’d like to see more pictures).
I didn’t leave there without indulging in some amazing chocolates, my favorite was the Goats Milk Caramel Truffle- amazing!
Anyway, this last week my husband surprised me with some special Atelier Ortega chocolates for Valentines…
And a surprise it was! We have been enjoying the divine flavors and amazing velvety textures of these fine chocolates over the week.
They’re so pretty, they make for a great photo subject too.
Well, there’s three left which I must go take care of right now. =)
Great job to my husband, and many hugs and kisses!