Indulgence is an entire weekend dedicated to chocolate, and sometimes, that happens outside your own lounge room. Sydney's two-day chocolate extravaganza, the Smooth Festival of Chocolate, returns for 2018, bringing together countless artisan chocolatiers, pastry chefs and ice creameries for a celebration of all things chocolate.
But this year it's going to be a little different. Firstly, the festival is moving from Circular Quay to Sydney Olympic Park; secondly, it will be ticketed. The good part about that is that you won't be jostling for treats with an infinite number of chocolate lovers, and you'll automatically get access to all the exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and entertainment on the day.
Local favourites Black Star Pastry, The Peanut Butter Bar and Knafeh will be serving up their best, while multiple bars and wine sampling stations will keep you buzzing. Wine Selectors will even be teaching punters how to match their choccies with vino.
One-day tickets are $23 and, for every one sold, the festival will donate two meals to OzHarvest. Expect a sweet weekend of decadence Willy Wonka himself would approve of.