Add sparkle to the season with Pongrácz and chocolate pairings

Add sparkle to the season with Pongrácz and chocolate pairings

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 November 10, visitors can enjoy a 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 Cap Classique. The romantic embrace of pure roses as the rose geranium flavour of the chocolate infuses into the Rosé leaves a refreshing and 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.

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.

A Pongrácz and oyster tasting will also be on offer at these 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 an ideal platform for vendors to promote their wares and grow their businesses in a recognised beautiful setting.

* The Market at Val de Vie takes place from 10am to 3pm on alternate weekends. The next market dates are: November 10 and 17; and December 1 and December 8.
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