It seems a new international food celebration pops up every day. And while we're not sure if we believe in celebrating every single food day around, we can make an exception for chocolate, especially when it also involves 12-Micron. World Chocolate Day is happening on Saturday, July 7 and, to celebrate the occasion, Barangaroo's 12-Micron is providing seven days-worth of rich, chocolaty eats and drinks.
A five-course chocolate-themed tasting menu will be available all this week, and the kitchen is not mucking around — it's serious choc business over here. Pepperberry-crusted wallaby carpaccio, raspberry and chocolate oil; rabbit assiette, truffle and chocolate; and white chocolate mousse, lemon aspen and yoghurt sorbet are but the tip of the chocolate iceberg. The tasting menu is $89 on its own or, for $145, you can opt for matching wines and original cocktails to go with.
The choco cocktails on offer are sure to woo the staunchest chocoholic — none of which are for the faint of heart (or lactose intolerant). There'll be a Cherry Ripe vodka drink, as well as the Chocolate Caliente with mezcal, crème de cacao and chilli.
Not quite in choco-comatose yet? The restaurant is also hosting a masterclass with executive chef Justin Wise and head pastry chef Ashley Smith on Saturday, July 7 from 2–5pm. For $145 per person, you'll experience some hands-on chocolate demonstrations, then enjoy the aforementioned, highly indulgent tasting menu with matching drinks.
12-Micron's Chocolate Week runs until Sunday, July 8. The tasting menu is available every day from 12–10pm. To make a reservation, contact the restaurant via phone or the website.