I find ideas everywhere and am quick to adapt them to our kitchen. One flavor combination that is bounced about my brain is chocolate and zucchini. This combination also happens to be the name of a well known food blog which in turn keeps it at the forefront of my mind. Today, we were lucky to work with some beautiful zucchini and I was able to take it for a dessert. I have also been working on our hot chocolate gnocchi thus I finally had the opportunity to marry chocolate and zucchini. In the past I have also found an affinity for chanterelles and zucchini and the bitter cherry notes of mahleb seem to unite these flavors. Hence our dish of zucchini soup with hot chocolate gnocchi, candied chanterelle mushrooms and mahleb.