Special Features & Exhibitors

Everything you need to know for the smooth Festival of Chocolate

By Rachelle Hills August 25, 2016
FESTIVAL OF CHOCOLATE

The smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks returns Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August this year!Dessert Nachos 

WHERE IS EVERYTHING?

The smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks is Australia's biggest celebration of decadence and indulgences. Here's your guide for where to find everything:

 

FIRST FLEET PARK:

Food and dessert stalls

The smooth Star's Stage

Information booth

 

TALLAWOLADAH PLACE (lawn in front of Museum of Contemporary Art)

The Lindt Lounge 

The Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar

Endeavour Beer - Chocolate Ale (served inside the Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar)

 

THE CARGO HALLS - OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL 

The Baci Chocolatiers' Quarters featuring:

The Baci Experience 

Dean Gibson crreating "Bone Shaker" from 180 kilos of Callebaut Chocolate in collaboration with TAFE NSW

Artisan chocolatiers from all over NSW.

 

OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL FORECOURT

The Callebaut Test Kitchen Stage partnered by Knebel Kitchens

 

GEORGE STREET

Stalls and seating area

 

ARGYLE STREET 

Dessert and food stalls

 

PLAYFAIR STREET 

Dessert and food stalls

The Sydney Props Jungle Laneway featuring Jodie Van Der Velden from Josophan's Fine Chocolates

 

ROAD CLOSURES

George Street, The Rocks will be closed to traffic from Alfred Street to the start of Hickson Road, The Rocks for both of the festival days.

 

WHAT TIMES DOES IT START AND FINISH?

Saturday 12 August  - 10am – 6pm

Sunday 13 August - 10am – 6pm

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The smooth festival of Chocolate in The Rocks is free entry

You simply purchase from stalls. 

 

HOW DO I PAY?

All stalls will have EFTPOS facilities and will accept cash.

 

WHERE IS FIRST AID?

First Aid is located under the fig tree on the Overseas Passenger Terminal Southern Forecourt (facing the Museum of Contemporary Art)

Please seek out an event team member if you are hurt and cannot find your way to the First Aid

 

WHO ARE THE EXHIBITORS?

With a delicious line up of amazing patisseries, ice creameries, chocolatiers and gelato makers the smooth Festival of Chocolate was all about indulging in decadent desserts and the latest creations.

You can find a complete list of exhibitors here

WHAT WERE THE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS?

The Lindt Lounge

You could customize your own Lindt Excellence Bar with your name ($8 each) or win a $10,000 diamond ring created by BB Jewllers for Australian Chocolate Diamonds. 

Location: Tallawoladah Place (Lawn in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art) 

The Callebaut Test Kitchen proudly designed and built by Knebel Kitchens – with cooking demonstrations from skilled chocolatiers and pastry chefs such as Jean Michel Raynaud from La Renaissance Patisserie, Kirsten Tibballs - Australia's Queen of Chocolate, Savour School Melbourne, Gigi Falanga from ByGigi, Riccardo Falcone - Corporate Pastry Chef, Rockpool Dining Group,Jodie Van Der Velden - Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Damien Heads - Woodland Kitchen, Daria Nechiporenko - ICC Sydney, Sina Klugg - Nutie Donuts Balmain, Elsa Li - Petal Met Sugar, Jenifer Lo - Bakedown Cakery, Lisa Featherby - Senior Food Editor Australian Gourmet Traveller. The Callebaut Test Kitchen Stage is the tastiest Test Kitchen where the audience gets to try the food!

The Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar – relax by the harbour, sipping a Mr Black Espresso Jar-tini...go decadent and top it with a Nutie Donut chaser! Why not try a Chocolate Ale? Brewed exclusively for the festival bar by Endeavour Beer at the Tap Rooms in The Rocks.

Location: Tallawoladah Place (Lawn in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art) 

The Chocolatiers’ Quarters – home to bean to bar and artisan chocolatiers. Features the huge talents of highly acclaimed Pastry Chef Dean Gibson creating his festival showpieces constructed out of chocolate –  "Bone Shaker" made from 180 kilos of Callebaut Chocolate and boasting it's own engineering team this jaw dropping piece is Dean's biggest work to date.

 The Baci Experience - see why Italy falls in love time and time again with this delicious chocolate. Watch a chef hand roll Baci using raw ingredients and try a free sample!

Location: Cargo Hall, Overseas Passenger Terminal

The smooth Star’s Stage – meet your favourite smoothfm announcers or just pose with your friends, take a snap and receive a free souvenir photo when you upload to Instagram.

Location: First Fleet Park

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

Public transport is the best way to get in and out of the festival.

Circular Quay train station and Ferry stop is right at the doorstop of the festival. There will be a road closure in place 

Those who decide to drive, will find it easier to pre-book their parking or research parking options around The Rocks area.

Wilson Parking Clocktower – 55 Harrington Street, The Rocks

Parking Quay West – 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks

Parking Secure – 127 Harrington Street, The Rocks

Parking George Street – 155 George Street, The Rocks

 

 

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