Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Foyer Café, Adelaide Festival Centre

Merkel and Myrtle visited the Adelaide Festival Writers' Week to see Richard Dawkins talk about his latest book "The Greatest Show on Earth". Sitting under the trees or under the tents in the Torrens Parade Ground, listening to writers talk about their work is a very pleasant way to pass the time. Richard Dawkins spoke with clarity and explained the structure and messages in his book and dealt with questions well. One of the takeaway points was that the subtitle to the book was going to be "The only game in town" but was vetoed by the publisher. This very much summarises the rational view on evolution.

After the talk, Merkel and Myrtle went to the Adelaide Festival Centre Foyer Café rather than compete with the crowds for the catering at Writers' Week. This is a fairly explicit example of Café Foyerism. The service was poor with only one waiter/chef manning the fort. The tables had not been cleared of rubbish, the prices were expensive and the fellow had to yell out when the food and hot chocolate were ready. The hot chocolate was served in a glass with no napkins available anywhere. Nevertheless the hot chocolate was good and dark and not too sweet. It was finished with a tasty forth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. It cost $4.20.

1 comment:

  1. Lol!! totally agree..been there heaps when I used to work at the Parliament House..loved the extra hot coffee and creaminess of their soy but only when it was quiet was there any kind of service..little more than couple of people the waiter/chef as you put it would just stick em up and call em out..Nice cakes tho..