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The Rocks Sydney – Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017

10am to 6pm daily

The sweet cravings of chocolate lovers everywhere will be thoroughly tested this weekend at Smooth Festival of Chocolate in the Rocks! Chocolate indulgences will include gelato, popsicles, doughnuts, brownies, cheesecake, double choc cookie ice cream sandwiches, tiramisu, doughnuts, profiteroles, chocolatey desserts, nutella and salted caramel temptations, plus more treats at every turn! Then there’s the double choc cookie ice cream sandwiches…and the must try ‘smooth Chocolate Ale’, a collaboration by Endeavour Beer and Sydney Chocolate, crafted exclusively for the fest. 

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Exhibitors:

This year’s line-up includes amazing offerings from Black Star Pastry, Gelato Messina, Serendipity Ice Cream, Jasper & Myrtle, The Profiterole Project, The Dessert House, Dessert Jars by Rocco, The Vogue Café, Piazza D’Oro.

For the full exhibitor list, regularly updated: http://www.smooth.com.au/events/smooth-festival-chocolate-exhibitors

Highlights at this year’s festival include:

The Lindt Lounge, Cooking Demonstrations, The Baci Chocolatier’s Quarters featuring: a Pop Up Baci Chocolate Shop and over 10 artisan chocolatiers, Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar, The smooth Star’s Stage, The smooth Relaxation Station, Zumbo Ski Lodge, The Cellarmasters Touring Cellar Door, the ”Bone Shaker” moving chocolate masterpiece, and The Sydney Props Specialist Jungle Laneway.

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Information & Images Courtesy of: Smooth Festival of Chocolate in the Rocks

www.smooth.com.au/smooth/festival-of-chocolate/

**Read Natalie Salvo’s article – 2016 Fest:

http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/magazine/gourmet/issue/411/#40

Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times Gourmet News – Food/Wine/Hospitality/Events

Email: literallyconnie@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: @tatgourmetmag

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Don’t miss: acclaimed Pastry Chef Dean Gibson’s return to the Chocolatiers’ Quarters with “Bone Shaker”, a moving chocolate showpiece created with the assistance of a production team. Then there’s The Sydney Props Specialists Jungle Laneway, an ode to the history of chocolate…let Sydney Props Specialists take you on a journey into an Aztec jungle. Special guest acclaimed chocolatier, Jodie Van Der Velden, will be sculpting a “mini chocolate jungle” entirely out of Callebaut Belgian Chocolate!

You can try the smooth Chocolate Ale at the Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar on both days of the festival Find the bar on the lawn in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tallawoladah Place), open 11 am – 6 pm daily. Endeavour Tap Rooms in The Rocks will also be serving up the mouth-frothing ale. As Endeavour explains, a full mouthfeel is achieved by offsetting the richness of the cocoa, chocolate and roasted malts, with the hops bitterness and a layer of sweetness, leaving you wanting for another taste.

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