Recipe: An Indulgent chocolate dessert for the festive season

“We have nearly made it to…. The festive season! Here at The Rosevine we could not be more excited for December, a month full of celebrations, overindulging and seeing friends and family. One of the highlights of our calendar next month is the return of our popular wine tasting evenings.

Saturday 9th of December our expert wine merchant Charles from Steevenson Wines will begin the evening fireside with a blind tasting game to awaken your taste buds. This will be followed by a 4-course dinner created and cooked by Head Chef Tim Pile and expertly matched by Charles. The menu has just been finalised and I can confirm our lucky diners will feast on the following;

  • Turkey, cranberry and Cornish blue Samosellini* with a parsnip and sage puree
  • Pan-fried peppered monkfish cheek with Cornish scallops, chorizo and sauce Vierge
  • Cornish cheese selection; Helford sunrise, St Gluviase and Yarg
  • Dark chocolate and malt whisky Delice with smoked peanuts and honeycomb ice-cream
  • Wine pairings will be revealed on the night.

*One of Tim’s new creations, a cross between a samosa and tortellini!

Looking for a dessert to delight your friends when you have them around for dinner in the coming weeks? Tim has shared the recipe for his indulgent Delice, enjoy!


  • 50g Egg yolk
  • 25g Sugar
  • 125ml Milk
  • 125ml Double cream
  • 175g Dark chocolate
  • 75ml Whipping cream
  • Single Malt Whisky


Melt the chocolate over a Bain Marie then cream the egg yolk and sugar together. Warm the milk and cream in a saucepan and then pour the cream and milk over the egg yolk and sugar mixture. Cook over a low heat until mixture thickens to coat the back of a spoon. Place the chocolate in a blender and blitz adding as much whisky as you like. Pour in the custard mix until incorporated and fold in the lightly whipped cream. Allow to cool and set a little in a bowl then serve.

If you would like to join us on the 9th of December, places are £45.00pp including the wine game, 4 course dinner and pairings. Call 01872 580206 to find out more, please also ask about special room rates for ticket holders.”

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