Following on from yesterdays post, here is an example of one of the inconceiveable chocolate combinations from Zotter: Plums marinaded in red wine and coffee, combined with roasted and caramalised bacon … oh yes then finally dipped in chocolate … yes seriously! Somehow, considering the amount of chocolate consumed on the tour, I missed tasting this one. The loose, comical design of the packaging tickles me.
In Austria I visited Zotter, a chocolate factory, which was open to the public for tours. They are rightly proud of their organic Fair Trade chocolate and take you through the whole chocolate making process, allowing you to taste as much chocolate of every variety and any form you want. Gluttony made us sick, yet we did not relent!
A few years ago in London, graffiti finally started to shifted away from mindless, talentless tagging, to that which was pioneered in New York by Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1980’s, Street Art. There are the well known artists such Banksie and Eine and other nameless, faceless artists who are in their own right talented. This gem is near Borough Market, face the wrong way and you’ll miss it.