Torta Truffé, a traditional chocolate delight
To call the Torta Truffé served by Pasticceria Marchesi a chocolate cake would be like reducing poetry to prose. It is a sensuous dream of velvety temptation, a beguiling ballet of fine chocolate, hazelnuts, rum and much more.
This traditional recipe has been a milestone of the Marchesi 1824 repertoire for as long as anyone can remember and remains forever young and successful in seducing each new generation of Pasticceria Marchesi patrons with its charms.
To bite into a slice of Torta Truffé is to experience a series of exquisite sensations. At first the palate is tickled by a delicate dusting of fine cocoa powder. Then the tongue is rewarded by the dazzling explosion of chocolate from the rich, creamy coating and light sponge filling. The mellifluous aroma of rum soon follows, its honeyed sweetness offsetting the slightly bitter edge of the chocolate.
Finally, slowly, delightfully, the generous presence of rare Piedmont hazelnuts – a favourite ingredient in so many Pasticceria Marchesi creations – comes to the surface and contributes to the sweet, lingering smoothness in every mouthful.