Wednesday, February 06, 2008

C is for Cognac with Chocolate

C is a letter with many possibilities in English, but I will not waste your time with the whole menu. I will go straight for the main course:


C is for Cognac with Chocolate!

Cognac is according to The American Heritage Dictionaries:
A brandy distilled from white wine and produced in the vicinity of Cognac.
Sounds a bit dry, so to speak, but anyone can perform a Google search and come up with a book or three on the subject. If we continue to Hennessy in the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia, we find:
Hennessy is one of the oldest and most famous manufacturers of cognac, a type of French distilled wine, or brandy. The company was born when the Irishman Richard Hennessy, who had been a mercenary for the French king, was compensated with land in the town of Cognac in France in 1765 and started a trading business, initially sending liquor back to Irish friends and relatives. His son, James Hennessy, expanded the business into the brandy production with which the town is now synonymous. The business was renamed James (or Jacques) Hennessy and Co, a name the company retains today.
That at least establish that they should now what they are doing.

When it comes to Chocolate, the same dictionary says, among other things:
A small, chocolate-covered candy with a hard or soft center.
That sounds about right, but is somehow missing the taste. However, there is again Google which leads us to this:

Heimdal Chokolade

In Heimdal Chokolade's store in 'The pink house' you can observe how genuine homemade chocolate is produced. This is the country's only home-producer of chocolate.

Have a cup of coffee while watching the process and perhaps having a little taste!

The shop is open when the sign is out, usually it follows the opening hours of the other stores in town.

That should make anybody's mouth water. If you wonder what town it is, then it will be a pleasure to tell you: It is Arendal, on the southern coast of Norway.

PS I feel that C is for Coke just doesn't fit in here...

PPS If you miss the Cigar, it is because I don't smoke!


59 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh what a delicious post!! I so much enjoyed it! I want to visit the pink house. Yes, you are correct, my mouth was watering and the need for chocolate is great and there is nothing worse than a woman craving chocolate... my husband is very nervous right now! haha.... good post, my friend!

detroit dog said...

wow. this is a great post. my next dessert!

this must have been a fun assignment!

dot said...

Looks like you are planning up a romantic occasion!

Ackworth Born said...

I don't drink so I'll pass on the cognac - maybe a coffee, although I prefer tea.

Chocolate - yes but in severe moderation these days.

Sharon said...

Great 'C' post. You can't beat good chocolate! I'll take a little cognac, but would rather have coffee with the chocolate!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Great post, I could use that menu, I also don't want cigars being a non smoker, and don't like the taste of coke type softdrinks

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well i can see you are getting ready for Valentines Day with the chocolates, wonderful set of the letter C
Now i am wanting some chocolate.

GAWO said...

I love both. :-)
But I am a little astonished when I looked at the bottel. Almost empty? On a Wednesday morning?

miss*R said...

I love chocolate! I have only had cognac once.. many years ago and I didn't like it much but maybe that is because my tastes were not mature enough..

HildeS. said...

I love chocolate, but I have to learn to drink cognac:)

Paulie said...

Very interesting history even if I don't care much for chocolate. Hmmmmmm and just in time for Valentine's Day!

Ida said...

I have to try that Chocolate... ;)Mmmmm.....! :) I have already met Mr. Hennessy. If you make some Coffee, it only takes me 20 minutes to get there. ;)
That will be three C`s at one time. Not bad at all! ;)

Kostas said...

Very beautiful post.
We thank for the comment, he was very informative!

Dirty Knees said...

It's a bit early for cognac so I'll have coffee, please. But it's never too early for chocolate!

imac said...

Hi Rune, must have a head now, I see the bottle nearly empty haha.
Great C Post.


come see my sporty C.

ArneA said...

Sharing thoughts with GAWO, but great to document the situation as early in the morning as possible.
"Polet" is not closed before 1800

Deb said...

Yesss, yes!! I knew there has to be some chocolates somewhere this Wed! :)

Hanne Cecilie said...

Looks delicious :) A great C!

lv2scpbk said...

That looks good. I like how you set it up.

Petunia said...

Sjokoladen er min favoritt...cognacen kan du bare ha;)

Berit said...

yes thank you, I take one!!

Randi said...

At jeg ikke kom på Conjac da!! skitt en av mine favoritt drikker, i små mengder vel å merke.
Sjokoladen så jo veldig fristende ut....
Hei og hoppsan ha en fin dag sann!!:0

Anne-Berit said...

Det så godt ut du,både cognac-en og sjokoladen,flott c:)

Liz said...

the chocolate is missing from my post ...

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi ViNorway
That a great C for Chocolate and Cognac and I like the photo's + storie all very much , I learned again something.

Come and see my ABC's photography
JoAnn Holland
Participant in ABC wednesday

Andrea said...

Give me the chocolate. ALL OF IT!!!

Kate said...

Leave it to the Irish to produce a fine drink, Cognac!! And, chocolate has to be my favorite food!! Loved your comment today on my blog: tres chicas=three chicks!

DarylE said...

I bet it tastes as good as it looks

Dragonstar said...

I'm not a great fan of cognac, but CHOCOLATE!!! Now that's quite another thing. Delicious!
Thanks for visiting.

kml said...

Chocolate is the best! Never tasted the cognac.

bonnie said...

Yes, I could go there for dinner. Yumm. And who needs cigars anyway....

Gemma said...

Chocolate and winemy 2 favorite things!!!! Great photo and post!!!!

Marie said...

Den sjokoladen MÅ berre vere god, hehe

Miss_Yves said...

Cognac is a little french town in "les Charentes "which also produces a
delicious aperitif:le "pineau "

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH, how tempting and beautiful, how delicious and naughty! How well taken!

photowannabe said...

Great still-life shot and perfect for C.
That chocolate looks so good it makes my mouth water.

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooooh!
Yum yum!
Save me some for me expedition! LOL!

happyone said...

How nice - great post.
I would love to have a little of both. :-)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Veldig smakfulle bilder i dag;) Well done:)
Have a nice day:)

david mcmahon said...

Cognac and chocolate. Hold me back!

Neva said...

I like your choices for "C". I am not a big fan of chocolate or cognac but this looks lovely!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Stunning photography - great shot of Bergen and landscape pictures especially. I would love to go to Norway one day - !

Katney said...

I will accept chocolate from anywhere and in almost any form.

VP said...

Me, I'll take the Chocolate every time!

Janet said...

Fantastic choice!!

Gordon said...

Nice photo. I've never tried Cognac but as for chocolate - yes, but not too much these days.

Annie said...

I KNEW I'd like to spend some time with you.

Susan said...

Great C selections. I am coming over to your house, save me a glass!
Thanks for visiting me at Maple Ridge Daily Photo.

Kate Isis said...

what a great choice for C
happy wednesday

Lara said...

a great combination!

Siani said...

Lovely, yummy C images. I now fancy some of my favorite, cognac-filled chocolates :). Thanks for visiting me.

Peter M said...

Now you are talking my kind of food and drink

DigitalShutterMania said...

wow Can I order one ; )? Runee, this is very nice idea posting on ABC Wenesday ; )

AVCR8TEUR said...

Chocolate, cognac, and sitting by the fireplace seem like a relaxing dessert treat.

Alan said...

I've never had Cognac... but if it tastes anything like straight whiskey you can keep it! I'll gladly share some chocolate, though. :)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I really like how you set that up.

That chocolate look's really good.

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

Max-e said...

Nice shot Runee.

Kerri said...

Oh..what a FANTASTIC post! I will pass on the Cognac...but not on the Chocolate!

Autumn said...

Sorry I am so late in stopping by. I love the photo!