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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Campagnolo did this to a tee with our dessert...a very simple, but elegant, Nutella Tart. Now, I assure you that it was more than chocolate and hazelnut butter in a pie shell, but the point is that it brought back memories of many desserts from my childhood. My grandmother used to make some amazing puddings (some in tart shells and some just in a bowl)...and this tart made me think of those. I haven't had one of my grandmother's puddings in over 20 years, but it still made me think I was standing in her kitchen.
And that's what good comfort food should do. It should take you back to those great times. But it should also add something to the experience. Something that makes you wonder "how'd they do that?"
Oh, and for me, that usually means I have to try and make a version of it myself.
Appearance: A beautiful straw gold color. It has a nice dense foam head and small bubbles.
Aroma: As one might expect from a pale ale, it had a hoppy aroma, with a hint of citrus.
Taste: A fine hoppy start that refreshes the palate as you drink it. A nice taste of hops and juniper on the finish. Very nice.
Mouth Feel: Refreshingly light on the palate with smooth small bubbles allowing the flavours to percolate nicely over the tongue.
Overall: Highly recommended. I am not usually a fan of especially hoppy beers, but this one is a winner.