Sunday, July 01, 2012

06/27 - Chocolate, rum and cigars

Another interesting event organized by Urs Portmann and the responsibles of the Griffins Business Lounge... about sensorical stuff and the combination of chocolate, rum and cigars.

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On the way to Kreuzlingen, view on the Lake Constance

About 40 people came for this event and after a tasty dinner with some local fish the presentation of the expert started... a fascinating presentation which took much longer than originally planned but nobody complained because we heard a lot of interesting and also new things about tasting and combining beverages and cigars.

Restaurant Waaghaus in Gottlieben

Restaurant Waaghaus in Gottlieben

River Rhine

The ingredients of this perfect evening are shown in the following pix... a 18 yo. Coruba from Jamaica, a dark chocolate from Cailler (my beloved brand) with 70 % cacao and two Ramon Allones cigars. The first was the Especiales which´s the regional edition for Switzerland from last year. The made a surprising development... when they came out they tasted totally boring, I didn´t expect any change... but now they smoke much better, a really good cigar. The second cigar, the EL from last year is simply outstanding, nothing else is necessary to be said about this fantastic cigar.

The combination of these three components helped us to experience some new tastes which we all never had before... we learned a lot about different sensorical things and I´m sure that this evening´ll be a topic also at other events when we get together...

18 yo. Jamaica rum

Cailler chocolate, 70 %

Cigars - Ramon Allones Especiales ER Suiza 2011 and Allones Extra EL 2011

Urs Portmann opening the evening

The audience is listening

The cigars of the evening