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Monday, February 11, 2013

Chocolat the Movie - A Valentine Treat

Still in the Valentine, chocolate treat mode here. Wanted to share this little sweet confection with you today. The movie 'Chocolat' has to be one of my favorites, especially this time of year. I actually tried renting it several years ago, when I couldn't locate it, I ordered it online.

It was the basis of my 'Chocolat' theme party and Girls Night In! We enjoyed plentiful chocolate and this decadent movie! I love everything about this movie, the setting, the actors, the theme and the music! Take a look at the trailer below.













One of my favorite parts of the movie is the sermon by the priest....




My Goodness…

“I’m not sure what the theme of my homily today ought to be. Do I want to speak of the miracle of our Lord’s divine transformation? Not really, no.

I don’t want to talk about His divinity. I’d rather talk about His humanity.

I mean, you know, how he lived his life here on Earth, His kindness, His tolerance.

Listen, here’s what I think. I think we can’t go around measuring our
goodness by what we don’t do. 
By what we deny ourselves what we resist
and who we exclude.

I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace
what we create and who we include.”


From the 2000 movie “Chocolat”, spoken by Pere Henri, the French Priest.


 Chocolate Martini Recipe
1 1/2 shots Chocolate Liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-half

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour
into a chilled cocktail glass.

Enjoy with a little Johnny Depp on the side...

Has anyone else seen this movie and what was your favorite part?



13 comments:

  1. Johnny Depp himself reminds me of a delectable piece of creamy dreamy chocolat! One of my all-time fave movies! Just watched it again a couple of weeks ago. xo

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    1. Great description of Johnny! Actually I read somewhere that he does not like chocolate and did not enjoy the scene where he had to eat some!

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  2. I ADORE this movie and saw it several times when it first came out in the theatres. I love the witchiness and magical spells of her chocolate creations!

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  3. The chocolate martini looks delicious. I love the movie, and you have just reminded me it's time to watch it again.

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  4. No, I haven't seen this movie - but now I want to! You can never go wrong with chocolate.

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  5. Oh, how could I not know this film? It sounds so interesting. I must check it out. And no need to say how delicious that Chocolate Martini sounds!

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  6. Sulky and Martha, you both have to see this movie! You will love it! Yes I may have to make that martini tonight!

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  7. O, I LOVE this movie, definitely one of my all-time favourites. It's a beautiful film in every sense. I love watching how Vianne sets up shop, and the chocolate goodies somehow look even more delicious than they are in real life!

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  8. I love this movie! So perfect for Valentine's :)

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  9. Love this movie! Now I need to go out and get some Chocolat!

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  10. This is one of our most favorite movies and I also love the sermon and so agree ...

    Love and Light,
    Jan

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  11. Oh, I love, love, love this movie!!! I have seen it so many times!! Thank you for the Chocolate Martini Recipe ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  12. Dear Diane - this movie sounds like a must - where have I been that I have never seen this one. Love the priest's words too. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

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