We live in a globalized society where it is increasingly easy to find the best gourmet products from all over the world. These are three delights from Spain, Portugal and Venezuela. See here our restaurant selection.
The edible wines
The Spanish wineries Liba and Delight, with denominations of origin Ribera del Duero and Toro, in collaboration with famed chocolatier Ruben Dasilva recently launched a line of exquisite handmade chocolates. Dasilva lent his ample experience and knowledge to create these delicate hand painted sweets, refraining from the use of preservatives or artificial colors. The various types of cocoa used come from the prestigious Valrhona, a French label that specializes in luxury chocolate. During several months Dasilva worked to develop the necessary harmony, looking for composition, textures, colors and ideal pairings for chocolate that would result irresistible for those who tried it. With a sleek design, each chocolate has the unique flavors of Acontia wines: Acontia Ribera del Duero six months, Acontia Ribera del Duero 12 months, Acontia Toro 6 months, Acontia Toro 12 months, Acontia Verdejo 100%, and Acontia Ritual. The chocolates come in boxes of 6 or 12 and are beautiful gifts for lovers of wine and chocolate.
Casa Da Prisca
Handmade and natural jams since 1917
Tradition, know-how, the best raw materials, deep love of gastronomy and local products have contributed to the excellent reputation of Casa da Prisca. Its current owners, the Portuguese Agostinho da Fonseca dos Santos and his wife Maria da Conceição Belo Placido, are the fourth generation of a family that produces extraordinary handmade jams since 1917. The Casa da Prisca jams are made from the best fruit and very little sugar, which gives them natural and authentic flavors. Currently, the Portuguese company offers in its Prisca Gourmet Selection a delightful variety made with pumpkin, apricot, figs, berries, orange, strawberry and tomato. These are high-quality products especially recommended for fans of the Slow Food movement, lovers of natural ingredients and simplicity.
Rum Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
The pride of Venezuela
This very special rum was born in Hacienda Botucal in Venezuela in the late 19th century, at the hands of Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez, the proud founder of a family of illustrious creators of artisanal spirits. Rum Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is an extraordinary product. With a stunning amber color and aromas of wood, dried fruit and honey, it is aged in small handmade oak casks for 12 years, resulting in the exquisite bouquet of one of the most recognized rums in its category. This masterful elixir can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. ■