Sunday, January 20, 2013

Big Coffee and Food

Lizzie’s has now been replaced by Big Coffee and Food on Unley Road. There has been a significant change in d├ęcor with a lime green theme, a kid’s corner and a some original artwork. The menu has changed as well. Merkel and Myrtle visited for lunch. This is still a nice location for meal despite the venue change hands a couple of times over the last few years. The service was attentive and friendly.

To Merkel’s delight there was a Belgian hot chocolate on the drinks menu. This cost $4.30 for a good sized stylish cup. This was topped with a light froth. The taste was sweet but had an excellent Belgian chocolate flavour.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Howard Winery

I recently went a tour of the Adelaide hills with some friends from the UK. We visited a number of wineries and the Melba chocolate factory but the venue of most interest for hot chocolate lovers was the Howard Vineyard. We had a pleasant lunch overlooking the lawns and the grape vines, consisting of platters of various dips and nibbles.

The hot chocolate was served in a glass mug and saucer. It was rich and dark and was topped with a white froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. The cost was four dollars.