Monday, February 22, 2010

rusting armour for effect

Nutella lattes are pretty scrumptious, I discovered this afternoon, but not exactly the knee-buckling experience that I had been led to believe they would be. For sheer ambrosia, you really have to settle your carcass into one of the Eames chairs or stylish sofas at deVille and savour one of their lattes made with Bernard Callebaut dark chocolate. That's decadence!

Since we've all be working pretty hard what with all this Olympic activity going on, we really need to build up our reserves a bit, don't you think?

What decadence have you indulged in recently?

15 comments:

LesleyG said...

Mmm, nothing lately. I've given up junk food, sugar, and all baked goods for 23 days. But, thankfully, I can still have lattes! Sugar-free, but still!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are going straight to heaven, Lesley! Unless they make sugar-free nutella.

BeckEye said...

Hmm. Skittles are about as decadent as I've gotten lately.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's rebel food, Beckeye!

mister anchovy said...

Coconut Creme pie at Scaramouche...yum!

Allison said...

I was just watching a Food Network show on the art of making those foam art lattes. I think if I had to make them, they would end up much more abstract.

I haven't really indulged in anything lately, but a few weeks ago I stumbled upon some Rooibos Orange tea that was sublime.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love Nutella, however the fat content in it doesn't love me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't remember the last time I had pie, Mr Anchovy. Is it wrong to crave pie for breakfast.

I think abstract latte foam art is definitely something to be encouraged, Al. A Jackson Pollack would look fabulous on a big ceramic cup.

I can't believe they tout that stuff as a healthy breakfast for your family, Dr M. Starting your day with palm oil is never a good idea.

Sean Wraight said...

I have to admit, I rarely indulge in things decadent unless it involves coffee. The unfortunate byproduct is that it has turned me into a real coffee snob. Turning my nose up to the familiar brown cup so many Canadians have become quite addicted to.

My favourite decadent thing of late then... The Italian Bold at Starbucks... I detected smoky overtones and cocoa undertones in that one. Unfortunately I am not really sure what that means but it does allow me membership in the Java Snob Club elite.

I am hoping to learn the secret handshake later this week.

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Word Verification cheezer - (n) The act of purposely putting out no name Cheezies at a social gathering.

kelly said...

Earl Grey tea latte and a cupcake this morning, bought by my friend Amanda for my birthday.

I did have a hot stone massage a while ago though that was true decadence and no calories. Was so relaxing I caught myself in a snore in the middle of it. Massuse was kind and didn't laugh too much. She said it happens a lot.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Please tell me that you do not drink those hoity toity smoky charcoal cocoa coffees from a cardboard cup, Sean. Because although that may be de rigour with your Java Snob fraternity, it will get you kicked out of the Hippie Chapter of the Coffee Slurping Club. Not to mention that you would need to add the undertone of cardboard to your coffee description.

Is it your birthday, Kelly? Happy birthday, big guy!!
I have never had a hot stone massage (or any other kind of massage for that matter), but I have startled myself by snoring during a facial.

John Mutford said...

How does one make Nutella lattes?

dguzman said...

I had half a Payday bar today and felt very guilty. Still, I'll have the other half tomorrow!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Do I look like a barista, John? I have no idea how, actually, and I think it's probably best that I don't know.

Are Payday bars that big, D? (We don't have them here) Because if they are only a regular-sized chocolate bar, you have nothing to feel guilty about.

Wandering Coyote said...

Today I had an entire bag of baked Kettle Chips & some humus. I am PMSy.