The French Student came for a piano lesson today. I so admire this particular student, as she started not only piano lessons in her mid-60's, but also Mandarin Chinese lessons. (In case you're wondering, I only teach piano and can only speak Chinglish.) Knowing my penchant for All Things Valrhona, she brought along a special treat for me.
I took a bite, just a nibble, and wanted to hide away in a closet to savor every morsel. I tried to ignore The Kid who asked what I was eating. I said it was adult food. Only grown-ups could appreciate a deep, rich chocolate with lush fruit overtones. (Everyone, however, would enjoy the clean finish with nary a bitter sensation.) Okay, I did let him have half of a half of a square. Reluctantly. I'm hiding the rest.
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