I typically like my chocolate mousse naked. Minds out of the gutter, please! I don't like to eat chocolate mousse while unclad, though I've never tried that. I could like that, but what I meant to say is that I like to eat my chocolate mousse plain...with no toppings. I have so many rich flavors at play in my mousse - with espresso and liqueur - that unadulterated seems best - just the mousse and a spoon.
But every now and then I come across something, a new flavor, that speaks to me. And when I smelled fennel pollen, it said, "Sprinkle me on top of chocolate mousse!" Just to be clear, food doesn't really speak to me. I don't hear little voices in my head. But I do have bursts of culinary inspiration and for my canister of fennel pollen, chocolate mousse was it.
I topped my Strega Chocolate Mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of fennel pollen. Here's one of my friends' reactions when I put them out on the table. Jaw-droppingly tasty, too!