The three magic ingredients are champagne, strawberries and chocolate.
When you hear the sound of a bottle of champagne popping you immediately know that your evening has hit the ground running, especially next to a bowl of some nice ripe red strawberries. Strawberries and champagne are very much of a classic, they never fail. Our recommended bottle of Champagne is Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut.
Today we want to leave a good impression, so very important to be prepared. The setting is the living room on a couch, not a dining table. So, prepare some nice nibbles, cheeses and cold cuts which will give you more one-on-one time rather than spending time in the kitchen or dining room. The selection of wine always determines the impression one makes. Bordeaux never fails and it doesn't have to be expensive. A bottle of Chateau Croix Mouton, with several vintages, is the best value Bordeaux wine out there, and will definitely leave its mark.
Chateau Croix Mouton 2012
Chateau Croix Mouton 2015
Chateau Croix Mouton 2016
Chateau Croix Mouton 2017
Finally, it's time for chocolate. With chocolate, we recommend pairing with rum. Stock up on a nice bottle of Plantation Rum XO Barbados and a nice selection of chocolates.