This dessert was a ton of fun to make! There were four main components: (1) a tequila caramel sauce, (2) spiced almonds, (3) a toasted meringue "pillow," and (4) the chocolate marquise itself. I made all four components. The below photos show the plating process from start (tequila caramel sauce) to finish (all components including the chocolate marquise).
With spiced almonds (btw, these are TOTALLY addictive!)
Toasted (with a kitchen torch!) meringue
The final product!!!