Saturday, October 15, 2011


Aria bar e ristorante is a fine dining restaurant serving the Air Apartments at 220 Greenhill Road Eastwood. This restaurant is the on the first floor and provides a view over the parklands and Greenhill Road if you sit near the big glass windows. They are open for Breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays which when Merkel and Myrtle visited.

The hot chocolate came in a ceramic cup and saucer and was topped with a white forth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. The drink was weak and watery and cost $3.50.

There was a time in Adelaide when instant coffee was popular and restaurants served coffee that was fairly poor by today's standards. There has been a transition over the last 30 years to better coffee pioneered possibly by the Italian restaurants. We can only hope that the same transition will occur for hot chocolates. This may then result in a drink that provides the richness and originality that a true hot chocolate lover enjoys served more consistently in Adelaide Cafes and Restaurants.

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