A great summer in burgundy

A while since I have posted anything here, but as promised to our guests last summer, through the off season I will post about the recipes requested, the food onboard and burgundy itself. We will start with a few desserts we served last season, which I will go into more detail about in individual articles…

Chocolate sphere

desert for Friday’s gala dinner was a tempered chocolate sphere, one half of which was filled with chocolate, hazelnut & almond praline which was topped with a chocolate caramel mousse, the other half was filled with a sharp apricot gel topped with an apricot mousse, after the two halves were put together the sphere was…

White chocolate mousse

A new dessert on the Finesse menu is a white chocolate mousse scented with Darjeeling tea, cinnamon, star anise & vanilla. It is served on a bed of chocolate soil, fresh orange segments, orange scented chocolate ganache made with 66% mexique chocolate, orange sorbet made with fresh orange juice & mint sprigs. The chocolate mousse…

Chocolate delice

A dessert from last nights dinner aboard the Finesse, dark chocolate delice, made with 70% chocolate, served on chocolate soil with fres strawberries, dried strawberry crisps, strawberry & red pepper sorbet, lemon cress.

Chocolate & Cherry

A new new dessert aboard the Rosa this season, a tempered chocolate filled with chocolate, hazelnut & almond praline at the bottom, covered with a milk chocolate mousse, served with chocolate coated cherries, fresh cherries, kirsch soaked griottines cherries hazelnut caramel spears, chocolate soil & a cherry sorbet.

Trip to Sauternes

A trip from our stop in Castet-en-Dorthe to the world famous Sauternes AOC, the wine of Sauternes, praised as early as the XII century by Richard the Lionheart, was regarded by gourmets of bygone days as the finest of great white wines. Thanks to the 1855 Bordeaux Classification the quality & renown of Sauternes wines…

Chocolate Dessert

Dessert from this weeks dinner menu, chocolate caramel ganache, cherry & hazelnut financier, creme fraiche sorbet, caramel hazelnut.