Mrs Lowe has set me a challenge!
She likes red wine. She also likes chocolate.
Can I create a concoction which combines the two? I've got until this weekend to come up with a solution to this tricky predicament.
My first thoughts turn to the problem of temperature. Red wine is, almost exclusively, enjoyed at room temperature. Chocolate, however, prefers to be served cold. There in lies the problem.
I'm thinking perhaps a red wine reduced film, wrapped around a chocolate sorbet, with a stabilizing agent to enable it to withstand higher temperatures. Or perhaps a red wine straw filled with a chocolate foam...?
Watch this space...