Give one box to your beloved; the other, keep for yourself.
Can chocolate be patriotic? It can, if the chocolates come from Machiavelli Chocolatier. Artisan chocolate maker Raul Matias ably melds masterful technique and Philippine ingredients to create confections that speak to the very heart of being Filipino.
Consider truffles with names like Purple Yam Yum, Yema de Manila, Mangoosteen-Dark, Pili Bon Bon, Dusty Negros, and Coconut Screw. All alluring, and all Filipino. Says Raul of his nationalistic bent, “I like reinventing. These are European chocolates married to Asian flavors.” He has also said before that he experiments with Asian fusion because “I don’t want Asians like me to eat chocolate and then be unable to relate to the product.”
For the fourth and final Date in February, I’m very pleased to offer to a single winner 2 Boxes of 15 Truffles Each from Machiavelli Chocolatier. These are chocolates exclusively available from Essenses at Rustan’s Department Store (Makati and Shangri-La branches), and are bespoke chocolates worthy of a slow savor; definitely something you give only to someone you love very much.
This is the last of my Four Dates in February, so let’s introduce a “heart-stopping” element here.
- Contest runs for exactly 48 hours from today, February 22, 2011, 9am and will end on February 24, 2011 at 9am. Winner will be selected using Random.org and will be emailed privately.
- In the Comment form of this post, write your Name and this sentence:
I LOVE DESSERT COMES FIRST AND I LOVE CHOCOLATES!
This is all you have to do:
(Yes, it’s self-indulgent, but isn’t that what it’s all about sometimes?)
Enter only ONCE, please.
Winner must be willing to claim prize from Machiavelli Chocolatier store inside Essenses, Rustan’s Department Store, Makati
Thanks for joining, everyone!