A chocolate terrine is a lovely decadent dessert that can also be made a few days in advance or be enjoyed a few days after being made. It is also one of those lovely desserts you can make well in advance for a special function or get together without having too many things on your plate while preparing for the special event. It is also a dream dessert from a chefs point of view because you can make it and freeze it and take it out when needed. Being a long time in the hospitality industry myself, as you cook longer year by year, you later on try to work out menus accordingly on how long it takes to make them. If you can save up time by making a terrine or a semifreddo , you can spend more time on some other items on your menu. Most of the time people do not think much of chefs, but I can assure you that you get experience in several skills except cooking and baking while being a chef! With all the lovely types of berries and fruits in our summer season here in South-Africa over the festive season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can definitely try this out by making it over the festive season for either Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Years Eve!