Sweet Street is not your average food festival. Held at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel, the annual party is a wild mix of award-winning taste makers, party beats and, of course, lots and lots of dessert.
Led by the Shangri-La’s executive pastry chef Anna Polyviou, the decadent evening is a fun, dynamic way to celebrate Sydney’s burgeoning sweet scene. Along with the who’s who of pastry, including BlackStar Pasty, Doughnut Time, MakMak Macarons and Bearded Bakers (pictured), the event also celebrated gelato (N2 Extreme Gelato), and savoury (Thievery and Butter) vendors to help balance the palate.
The hotel’s Grand Ballroom transformed into a vibrant street-style festival complete with graffiti artists, break dancers, drummers, skaters and a DJ. The kids playground, a new addition to the 2016 line-up, was also a major drawcard for families, with games and treats for children, along with a 10-year-old DJ, an 11-year-old electric drummer and a four-year-old graffiti artist.
“Sweet Street is all about collaboration and bringing my friends together to create an epic event where people have fun, eat a lot of dessert and meet sweet creators,” Anna said.
While the truffle soft serve and chocolate baklava is over for this year, Anna and the gang will be back next year for another sugar-loaded installment of Sweet Street.