Friday, December 13, 2013

Bocelli, Iced

Merkel and Myrtle returned to Bocelli on the corner of Wakefield and Hutt Streets.  It was a warm night and Merkel chose to have the iced chocolate with his dinner.  The drink came in a big glass and with a scoop of very chocolaty gelato floating on top.  The gelato was the highlight of the drink as rest was just chocolate syrup and milk.  The cost was $5.50.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

House of Chow

Merkel and Myrtle dined with some friends at the House of Chow on 82 Hutt Street recently.  The House of Chow has established itself as a Chinese restaurant with an excellent reputation.  The food, service and décor are very good.

Asian restaurants are not usually noted for serving hot chocolates but Merkel decided to try one at the House of Chow.  It came in a glass with a handle and saucer.  The drink came with complimentary chocolate mint and was topped with a froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder.  The taste was creamy and chocolaty.  The cost was $3.50.  It was good to see that the restaurant considered every detail including the standard of the hot chocolate.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Café Ivy

Café Ivy at 230 The Parade, Norwood has recently opened.  It is in the same block of shops as the the American Candy Stand Cupcake Café.  Café Ivy provides a menu with a number of Italian and Greek dishes and friendly table service.  There is plenty of seating inside and on the wide footpath of the Parade.

The hot chocolate came in a glass and saucer with two marshmallows.  The drink was topped with a white froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder.  The drink was a little weak and did not have a good chocolate flavour.  White hot chocolate is also available.  The cost was four dollars.