The first time I went to Adelaide in South Australia, I spent a sweet afternoon with friends at Astonish Patisserie. I was keen to hit another sweet spot on my latest visit so I stopped in at Dolce & Co.
Dolce & Co is adjoined to Ecotel – an importer, distributor and retailer of hotel and restaurant supplies, with kitchen and cookery products from around the world including appliances, pots and pans, baking moulds, books and uniforms.
The bright and impressive desserts on display in the glass cabinets at Dolce & Co are made using the cake and dessert moulds available at Ecotel. Some of the beauties were glass pots of chocolate mousse, blackberry compote, chocolate sponge and chocolate glaze, nutty eclairs with hazelnut choux, dark chocolate and hazelnut praline mousse, and croquembouche with profiteroles dipped in caramel filled with vanilla cream diplomat.
During my mid-afternoon visit, the white-hatted folks in the kitchen had finished cooking and were tidying up so in hindsight it would have been better to get there earlier and watch the cooks in action.
Thanks to the heat wave Adelaide was in the middle of on my visit, I headed straight for the frozen section. It was a tough choice as the passionfruit or strawberry sorbet push pops looked great but instead I went with the noisset – hazelnut paste ice cream, biscuit centre, dipped in milk chocolate and roasted hazelnuts while my friend had the honey crunch – banana honey ice cream.
If you’ve a free morning when you’re next in the City of Churches it’s worth stopping by Dolce & Co for a sweet treat – you may even stop in the shop next door and pick yourself up a few kitchen goodies.