Make summer sparkle with Pongrácz chocolate pairing at Val de Vie Market

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
Indulge in seductive moments of luxury with an exclusive pairing of Pongrácz and fine, handmade chocolates at The Market at Val de Vie near Paarl on alternate weekends in November and December.
With the next market taking place on Sunday, 10 November, visitors can enjoy the perfect summer tasting experience of three specially fashioned chocolates custom-made to bring out the unique flavour profile of Pongrácz Brut, Pongrácz Rosé and the award winning signature Desiderius Pongrácz 2008.
First up is the flirtatious and lively Pongrácz Rosé paired with a delicate Rose Geranium milk chocolate. The smooth cocoa and milk chocolate adds a hint of sweetness and lifts the fresh berry notes of the seductive Cap Classique. The romantic embrace of pure roses as the rose geranium flavour of the chocolate infuses into the Rosé leaves a delightfully refreshing and lusciously invigorating finish.
Next, the crisp Pongrácz Brut is a refreshing partner for a velvety Roasted Almond and Lime white chocolate. The roasted almonds accentuate the biscuit and baked bread nuttiness whilst the lime lifts the fresh citrus and zest of the Pongrácz. Savour the full fruit and complexity of this delightful Cap Classique with all the flavours in perfect harmony.
An irresistible Hot Plum white chocolate is the alter ego of the luxurious prestige cuvée, Desiderius Pongrácz 2008. The chocolate, with its full fruit on the nose and warm, tingling cayenne pepper on the palate, embraces this charismatic signature Cap Classique. A melding of flavours with great complexity, this combination is a wonderful mouthful of smooth creaminess and an explosion of tastes erupting in stages. The finish is divinely elegant and keeps the palate yearning for more. 
A Pongrácz and oyster tasting will also be on offer at these not-to-be missed events.
The Pongrácz and chocolate pairing costs R50 per person. The Market at Val de Vie, a fresh goods and craft market, showcases some of the finest local produce from the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. It provides the ideal platform for vendors to promote their wares and grow their businesses, in a beautiful setting that is recognised as one of South Africa’s top destinations.
The Market at Val de Vie takes place from 10h00 to 15h00 on alternate weekends. The next market dates are: 10 November, 17 November, 1 December and 8 December.
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