Um... This might just be the best news we’ve had since we found out a Nutella van was rolling into town. Sweet tooths, foodies and Instagrammers unite, this Sydney festival is all about the good stuff. And by the good stuff, we mean dessert and a whole lot of them. The Shangri-La in Sydney are holding their annual dessert festival and bringing alllllll the best desserts in Sydney under the one roof.
If you watch MasterChef you will remember the eight page, 74 step, nine element, insane challenge that Punk-Pastry Princess Anna Polyviou delivered to the contestants. Well, Anna (who is the Executive Pastry Chef at Shangri-La) is heading up Sweet Street this year and bringing along some of her fave sweet creators from across the city to join her.
The Grand Ballroom will be almost unrecognisable, transforming into a vibrant street-style festival with everything from graffiti artists to professional skaters alongside the sweet and savoury stalls and with Polyviou’s resident DJ, YO! MAFIA, providing the tunes—it’s basically just going to be a giant party.
The kids are catered for in the Kids Playground, featuring a 10-year-old DJ, an 11-year-old electric drummer and a 4-year-old graffiti artist (okay seriously... Why aren't we this talented?), along with games and treats that will mean getting the kids home will be even more difficult than getting them out.
With the likes of BlackStar Pastry, N2 Extreme Gelato, Doughnut Time, Butter, Bearded Bakers (Knafeh Bakery), Good Times Artisan Ice Cream, MakMak Macarons, Cacao Barry Kids and Thievery (phew, we’re gonna need some sugar after that long lineup) joining Anna in the Grand Ballroom, we’re thinking this is going to be one epically sweet event.
Tickets are $75 and include eight tokens to be redeemed for your dessert of choice at any of the stalls inside.
P.S. That insane MasterChef dessert “Anna’s Mess” (or, as some like to call it, the pink death star) is available at the event and in the Shangri-La Lobby until the 11th of July. Get in quick though... at 74 steps we’re thinking supplies might be limited.
What: Sweet Street
Where: Shangri-La, The Grant Ballroom
When: Friday 8th July, 6pm – 9.30pm
Cost: $75 per person
Image credit: Nikki To