Anna Polyviou, Andy Bowdy and more to populate Shangri-La Hotel’s Sweet Street (Sydney)

Back for the fourth year in a row, Shangri-La Hotel’s Sweet Street will be popping up at the property’s Grand Ballroom, led by none other than master dessert and pastry chef Anna Polyviou who is heading up a sugary program from Sydney’s best. As has been the case in previous years, plenty of local businesses will be setting up stalls within the luxury hotel, offering guests a wide range of inventive desserts from Choux dessert burgers to gelato.

Anna will be debuting new creations, two versions of the aforementioned choux burgers, the first being PB&B with peanut cremeux, raspberry jelly and bliss bomb popcorn in a golden choux bun, and the second being coconut Malibu creme, tropical gel and sesame seed crunch in a gold choux bun.

Joining Anna on the line-up will be a who’s who in Sydney dessert makers: LuxBite, Knafeh Bakery, Textbook Patisserie, Andy Bowdy’s collaboration with Pie Country, Cow and the Moon, Butter, Thievery, The Screan Line, and Zeus Street Greek. They’ll all be hosting stalls in between frequent entertainment provided by graffiti artists, magicians, break-dancers, rappers, skaters, a cake-eating competition, prizes and DJ’s, including YO! MAFIA, DJ Nino Brown and DJ Brown Rice.

Sweet Street Dessert Festival

Where: Shangri La Hotel; 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000
When: Friday 14th July
Tickets: $85 per person (includes eight tokens to redeem at any stall); $125pp for VIP (includes early entry, cocktail on arrival, and Polyviou’s Firecracker dessert – yes the one that was on Masterchef).

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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