See? See what I did there? I used this week’s word prompt in the title to cleverly alert you to a number of pertinent* facts, such as:-
It’s my weekly adhoc fiction 150 word competition entry failure post!
The word prompt was Slate!
* rest assured, I dealt with the impertinent ones swiftly and without even a passing nod to mercy.
And so with no further ado other than a brief pause to inform you I called this piece, On Second Thoughts, The Bill, which can in no way be accused of being “ado” in any form, here is the aforementioned ok fine I’ll stop now…
“…then we have the exploration of chocolate devised by our in-house chocolatier. A smoked dark chocolate sponge with a molten white chocolate centre, cocoa butter sorbet, shaved cacao bean, milk chocolate fluid gel, white chocolate foam served on a tempered Valrhona chocolate edible plate. It also comes with a cocoa essence atomiser and a set of headphones playing sounds of a Peruvian cacao forest.”
“And your cheese board?”
“Also a good choice Sir. Seven regional cheeses specifically chosen by our in-house affineur complimented by an oat biscuit, black fig preserve, quince jam, apple gastrique, pickled walnuts, chive cracker, herb sourdough toast and served on a piece of Penrhyn slate.”
“It all sounds wonderful but I think I’ll just have a coffee.”
“Certainly Sir. Our in-house barista trained in Italy and can advise you on our range of single origin beans which are also available as a cold brew option…”
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