We visit in the afternoon to sample some of their lovely desserts, starting with Banana Exotic, banana served with three types of ice cream (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate) topped with chocolate sauce, white chocolate garnish and whipped cream. We follow with Tiramisu served with homemade strawberry sauce and chocolate sticks; the accompanying mango, fresh strawberry, and white chocolate garnish add depth and richness to both the taste and the presentation. The Cheesecake is another taste teaser, served on a bed of strawberry and chocolate sauce; this dessert is best enjoyed on a sunny, happy day that reflects the rich yellow color of the creamy cake. The aroma of Apple Cinnamon Cake is fresh, warm and tempting, the sweet cake served with a scoop of rum raisin ice cream and topped with homemade whipped cream makes a perfect close to our dessert time. Dessert can be accompanied with a choice from the light but smart beverage menu, consisting of a range of coffees, teas, juices, soft drinks, milkshakes, healthy mixes, and mocktails. Those looking for something savoury can choose from an eclectic menu that features hot and cold appetisers, Asian food such as oriental noodles, and western food, including pasta, sandwiches.
Weekend evenings at Aston Grand Kuta are filled with festivities, such as themed dinners and various events. Choose from the traditional market, which is like a parade of typical food from all over Indonesia, or the Balinese Rijstaffel which gives the opportunity of sampling Balinese cuisine. Aston Grand Kuta also offers outdoor pool-side function venues, ideal for gatherings and events. With a concept of fun, fresh, and friendly, a visit to Magnolia Cafe at Aston Grand Kuta also provides good value for money. \MA