A friend of ours dropped us a line yesterday because he wanted to talk chocolate. He was cooking a menu for an up and coming chocolate bar and was working on the savory side chocolate tasting menu. Through the back and forth of ideas he has come up with some truly unique dishes while also helping inspire some new dishes for us. The first dish inspired by thinking chocolate is grouper tempura. We dust the fish in cocoa powder seasoned with smoked paprika and curry powder, then into a tempura batter and a golden fry. Since we were thinking chocolate and fried fish I drew upon our banana guacamole. We accented the dish with some epazote leaves and some chocolate salt on the side. I am looking forward to fleshing out several other chocolate dishes in the coming days.