Remove from the heat, turn the pears, cover and allow to cool to room temperature turning the pears every half hour To ensure even coloring and flavoring.
When cool, remove and discard the cinnamon sticks, vanilla And orange zest.
Now for the sauce.
Bring the wine mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce until you are left with about 1 cup of syrupy wine sauce.
Plate the pears standing each pear upright. Drizzle a spoonful of the wine syrup over each pear. Combine the rest of the wine syrup with The Chocolate Sauce and pour around the base of the pears. Garnish further with some chopped almonds and/or edible flowers to bring your masterpiece home!