Today is the first day back at work after a Skiing / Snowboarding holiday to Bardonecchia; a small Italian resort on the border of France. As 11am struck there was only one thing on my mind “I want a Bombardino”.
Bombardino is more than a drink to warm you up, it is the courage to get down a red slope or the strength needed to continue on after you have injured yourself. And, it is so delicious, that it turned a non coffee drinker, into a coffee lover in an instant. It is made by mixing one part Brandy, one part Vov (an egg-based liqueur) and one part espresso and is served hot and with whipped cream on top.
We sampled a few Bombardino’s whilst we were there – however, the best one was found on the slopes of Jafferau in a restaurant called “Il Belvedere” named after the red run that it is situated on. It surpassed the others in balance of flavours, temperature (we had one that was cold), presentation and size (it was as big as my fist).
For an afternoon, we ruled the piste.