The dark side
PCC Taste | February 2014
To complement the cold and black of late winter, we’re embracing the dark side this month (our apologies, Luke Skywalker). Here are a few of our favorite ways to eat and drink “dark.”
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The Pike Brewing Co. XXXXX Extra Stout
Locally brewed in the heart of Seattle, this black English ale is full bodied with a velvety malt texture. Available in 22-ounce bottles, it offers hints of chocolate, licorice and espresso.
Vintage Plantations 100% Dark Chocolate Bar
It doesn't get darker than 100%. This bar features heirloom cocoa beans from Ecuador that are roasted slowly to produce a smooth, nutty flavor that's bold not bitter.
Cave-aged Raw Milk Gruyére
Allowed to mature for 12 months in Swiss caves, this excellent cheese has notes of hazelnut and brown butter, perfect for a classic fondue on a cold night.
Also known as dinosaur kale, this hearty winter green has dark blue-green leaves and a slightly sweeter, more delicate taste. Plus it's a spectacular source of vitamins A, C and K.
Caffe Vita Theo Blend
Local superstars Caffe Vita and Theo Chocolate joined forces to create this lush blend. The result: a medium-bodied coffee with dark fruit flavors and notes of nutmeg and brown sugar.