One of my all time favorites is chocolate combined with fruit. I know, you are asking yourself, "Rai, what's up with all of the chocolate in your posts lately...the name of the blog isn't 'Chocoholic' or 'Countess Chocula', althought perhaps it ought to be. Where are the sauces and breads and things you mentioned?" Well my response is, "BECAUSE I CAN!!!" So there ;) As I was saying, I am a huge sucker for berries robed in chocolate, dark dreamy Godiva bars that hide a secret fruity filling, mousse cups adorned with glittering jewel-like fruits, the list goes on and on. And yet, I find here, that there is a more purist chocolate attitude. Pralines and nuts are like chocolate's well known but little mentioned mistress and fruit the horribly neglected step-child. Perhaps you'll see a dehydrated grape (aka raisin) hiding in a Tourist bar among it's nutty neighbors, but fresh fruit and chocolate? Zut Alors! So here is my praise for the exquisite incomprable pairing of two of mother nature's finest. Cheers.