Friday, October 8, 2010

Pomegranate and Chocolate

The best pomegranate martini available is found at Jalapeno's in Gloucester. No martini bar, standard bar, restaurant, or bistro that I've entered in Salem, Peabody, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Beverly, or Newburyport has its equal. The pom-martini is often too sweet or too strong, without character or bite. Jalapeno's is a class apart.

Today I sampled the second-best pomegranate martini. You know who serves it? The 99.

The chocolate martini is a specialty of Gloucester. The Franklin on Main has an amazing one, and Alchemy on Pleasant does a wowza chocolate clementine martini that goes oddly well with its Provencal platter (see below).

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