It's that time of the year again where love is in the air and there's this warm and fuzzy feeling despite the cool February breeze. Yes, you made a mental note last year that you'll be better prepared this time round but there will invariably be a frantic scramble for the perfect gift for that someone special. Fear not, for help is at hand in the form of three words:
Oysters. Champagne. Chocolate.
The clever folks at Hotel Chocolat have conjured up the ultimate gift for Valentine's Day by combining these three essential ingredients in one package - praline filled milk chocolate dressed up as oysters accompanied by pearls of champagne ganache, all set in a classy black and white gift box.
The chocolate oysters and the champagne ganache were perfect bedfellows, the creaminess of the milk chocolate is perfectly set off by the depth of flavour of the ganache. Do what I did, alternate a mouthful of the chocolate oyster with the ganache. It's almost like washing down chocolates with champagne - absolutely marvellous and downright sinful.
If you are looking for your Valentines gifts, look no further - Hotel Chocolat's Oysters and Champagne is the perfect indulgent gift for that special someone this Valentine's. After all, you can never go wrong with chocolates, can you?
Sushi Ichikawa, Setagaya Tokyo
1 day ago