Wednesday, August 09, 2006



I went for dinner last night and as much as I love dessert I couldn’t order it because I was so full after the main course. I perused the coffee menu and came upon ‘Affogato’ which was something new for me, so I asked the waitress what it was. She explained that it was a shot of hot espresso coffee with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in it. What a great idea – combining after dinner coffee with ice-cream! Needless to say it was delicious, unfortunately drinking espresso at half nine at night wasn’t compatible with a good night’s sleep. Apparently “Affogato” means “I’m drowing” in Italian which is pretty apt considering the ice-cream is ‘drowning’ in espresso. You can also add a liqueur such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Strega or even Nocell (a walnut liqueur) to your affogato for that extra touch of luxury!

Ooh, aren't we posh?! Affogato no less. Sounds nice though, next time I'm out, and there's no cheese-cake on the menu, I'll be sure to look out for it.
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I'm sure The Kinks won't mind that I changed it from a guy to a girl!
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