They say you have a second stomach for dessert, but we'd be leaving both of your tummies free for this. Sweet tooths, prepare yourselves. The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney's Sweet Street dessert festival is back, and it's time to dig in.
The festival is returning for its fifth year on Friday, June 29, and the hotel's executive pastry chef and high tea aficionado Anna Polyviou is promising a night of wickedly decadent desserts. MasterChef fans will know Polyviou as the mohawk-sporting sweets queen that makes even the most solid of confectionery-competent contestants shake in their boots.
Needless to say, girl knows her dessert. Ever the 'food porn' advocate, she'll be serving up eye-widening creations like Popping Caramel (milk chocolate, popping crunch and passionfruit caramel) and Matcha Match (matcha, crunchy cornflakes and strawberry). It should go without saying that they'll taste bloody good too.
The lineup also features the stars behind some of Sydney's most renowned dessert items, including watermelon cake creators Black Star Pastry, Uncle Tetsu and his fluffy Japanese cheesecakes and mister macaron himself, Adriano Zumbo. Butter, Koi Dessert Bar, Kirsten Tibballs, Petite Desserts, MakMak Macarons and Petal Met Sugar will also be slinging their sweets.
Tickets are $85 per adult (and $45 per child), and you'll get bang for your buck because it gives you eight tokens to redeem desserts at any stall. And if the thought of downing eight sweet treats doesn't have you clutching your stomach in pain, try your hand at the dessert-eating competition. You never know, you could be a cake-guzzling champion in the making.
Sweet Street kicks off at 6pm on Friday, June 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.