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Indulge your senses with a myriad of sweet sensations
The Rocks is the site of many a festival and this one of sweetness is sure to delight. Sydney's best chocolatiers and pastry chefs are coming together to provide an indulgence and celebration with their tempting creations.
Hundreds of marquee stalls to tempt your taste buds with cupcakes and canoli, waffles from Kakao Waffle, MakMak macarons, Adora handmade chocolates, among others, and cooking demonstrations in the Callebaut Test Kitchen by some of the city's finest chefs will inspire your inner chef. Goodies bags with yummy treats will be available to purchase.
Adora Handmade Chocolates
Chocolarts Workshops are another highlight with Chocolate Appreciation Sessions for 1.5hrs at $30 where you will learn about growing cocoa, tempering chocolate, different flavours and how to make a perfect Belgian hot chocolate. You get to take home some handcrafted choccies and a certificate pronouncing you as a Chocolate Gourmet. There's also a half day hands on workshop for $150 covering a variety of bars, shapes, truffles and choc-pops.
Baker's Oven, opposite the Museum of Contemporary Art, will have an array of famous cakes and slices as well as salads, pies and other takeaway and table options. For the month of October, they will be offering salted caramel chocolate bon bons and coffee with a special rich chocolate truffle taste.
Ice cream makers will also showcase their magnificent flavours with Gelato Messina creating unique desserts exclusively for the festival. This company has taken Sydney by storm and will be a firm favourite on a warm spring day along with Serendipity Ice Cream and their sorbets and frozen yoghurts.
The smooth Music Stage in First Fleet Park will be the scene of entertainment and live music or you can relax at the outdoor garden bar in Atherton Lane and try their Chocolate Beer, martinis and cider with cheese plates.
If you want to get away from the crowds then take some refuge in Bar 100 and sip on a chocolate cocktail or two. This is where we slipped away to during the Aroma Festival a couple of months ago. It is in the old heritage building that was the Mariners Church in George St and there are a few levels. Nice and intimate, we had lunch there and the prices are reasonable.
For more detail on this scrumptious festival and some delicious looking recipes, go to the event website.