Exhibit A is a Ruby Blood Navel, a hybrid piece of fruit that combines ruby grapefruit, blood orange and navel orange in a delicious, bitter/sweet, citrusy ménage à trois. It looks gorgeous, the juicy orange flesh taking on a very faint purple hue, and it tastes... amazing.
Cam at Damian Pike's figured I might like it so he sold me one last Saturday. I went back this Saturday and bought four more. I intend to go back next Saturday to buy several more. They're only going to be in season for a few weeks, so hurry on down if you're keen (and tell 'em Claire sent you)... :)
Exhibit B is the chocolate spiced pudding ($15) at Portello Rosso. Went to Portello Rosso on Friday with Miss T for lunch pizze (I can recommend the pizza called The Shizzle: pear, jamón, blue-veined queso de valdeón and roquette), and on a whim we decided to share the chocolate pudding.
For the first six or so seconds after eating a mouthful it was just lovely hot gooey saucy chocolate pudding, and then OH MY GOD THE SPICES: cinnamon, sweet paprika, cayenne pepper and a hint of smoked paprika. Extraordinarily good.