Chew on this: Chocolate salame from The Pantry | Rock Candy

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chew on this: Chocolate salame from The Pantry

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM


There are few things in this world more sexy than chocolate. Well, I can do one about chocolate is the shape of a salame? Yeah, that'll do it. By now, you're probably all sitting at your desk sweating over how you are going to seal the deal tonight with your significant other on this, the sappiest pseudo-holiday of the year. But despite your personal sentiments on this day of love, you know you need to do your best to impress...and a chocolate salame should definitely do the trick. Now we're not talking about some unnatural, twisted amalgamation of fermented, air-dried pork products and cocoa beans, in fact this little devil is entirely meat free, and it's really only a "salame" in looks alone. But nevertheless, this popular creation brought to us by the wonderful folks at The Pantry, is a perfect way to top off an already beautiful evening.

The chocolate salame begins its life as a block of rich, dark chocolate. The chocolate is melted into its liquid form, in which a mixture of nuts and cookie bits may be folded in. The chocolate is then allowed to slowly cool until it reaches a point in which it is malleable and able to be easily manipulated. Then it's rolled in a plastic mold and formed into a long chocolate cylinder. When the roll is sliced, it's cross section is speckled with white, brown, and tan pieces of nuts and cookies, making the finished product reminiscent of a fatty salame. Plating involves three thick slices of the decadent chocolate block— they really should stop there, but in efforts to sufficiently gild the lily, they layer each slice with creamy vanilla ice cream. Hey, I'm not complaining. The chocolate itself is silky, soft, and creamy, punctuated by crispy cookie and chewy nuts—it’s everything you’re craving at the end of a long night of burning passion and romance.

So no matter where you've decided to have dinner tonight, there's always a place at Tomas Bohm's table should you decide to stop by for a drink and dessert. They'll welcome you like you are one of the family, and the only thing more comforting than a hug, handshake, or greeting from the loveable Pantry owner himself is a nibble on one of Little Rock’s most seductive dishes.

Tags: , , , , , ,


Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Daniel Walker

  • The Kraft Mac & Cheese Food Hack

    Recently, we held another food hack competition, taking another childhood classic, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and tried to turn it on its head, creating something entirely new and unique. Again, the results were pretty awesome. The rules were simple: Use a whole box of mac and cheese, both noodles and cheese powder, and turn it into any sinister monstrosity imaginable. We had a vote via the Eat Arkansas Facebook page to crown a winner. Here's what was submitted:
    • Jul 30, 2014
  • Food Feedback Friday: The "We need your vote!" edition know the drill with Food Feedback. Tell us what you're eating this week and what you thought about it. I love to hear all the suggestions and I'm frequently looking back through your recommendations to determine my next meal. So share away! Happy weekend, y'all.
    • Jul 25, 2014
  • Looking in on the new Le Pops, now in the Heights

    Le Pops is a wonderful addition to the Heights neighborhood. Laurie Harrison is incredibly dedicated to her product, she still works here 7 days a week and is constantly experimenting in the kitchen to develop new flavors. Check them out the next time you need a cool down.
    • Jul 24, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation