Monday, August 29, 2011
The taste of a memory
Today a colleague returned from his own South American odyssey. While his trip took him to different regions, I knew there was one thing he was bound to come across that he could bring back and remind me of the brilliant time I spent there - alfajores from Havanna.
Havanna (aside from being the capital of Cuba) is an Argentinian coffee house chain which makes the best alfajores, the national biscuit of Argentina. Don't you love a country that has a national biscuit? They are two sweet crumbly biscuits sandwiched together with dulche de leche a type of caramel and coated in dark chocolate, and they are divine!
He was good enough to bring back a box for the office along with mine, so everyone could try the deliciousness without having to get into my stash. I don't actually have a picture of one because as soon as that foil packet is opened, they tend to disappear! Now the hard decision arises, who will I share my 16 mini alfajores with? Or will I just hide the box and eat them all? Decisions, decisions.