smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks returns for 2017

The smooth Festival of Chocolate in the Rocks returns to Sydney for the fourth consecutive year for a weekend of decadence on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August.

Held in the harbourside location of The Rocks, some of Australia’s most talented pastry chefs, chocolatiers and ice creameries will showcase their signature chocolate and desserts.

The event will also feature live demonstrations, unique chocolate sculptures and desserts and beverages created exclusively for the festival.

Luke Minto, NOVA Entertainment’s Sydney General Manager said, “In 2016 the smooth Festival of Chocolate attracted over 120,000 people and this year will be even bigger and better. We are delighted to have long term partners Lindt, Callebaut and Knebel Kitchens return, joining some exciting new partners in Piazza D’oro, Mr Black Espresso, Endeavour Beer and Baci Perugina. Not only is the event a great experience for festival attendees but is also an important brand extension and partnership opportunity for smoothfm.”

Due to the popularity of the event, George Street The Rocks will be closed to traffic, allowing festival attendees to roam freely to enjoy more features, a move made possible due to the longstanding sponsorship of Property NSW. Major sponsor Lindt and Sprugli will once again present The Lindt Lounge featuring Australian Master Chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler.

Nicholas Brock, Lindt Marketing Director said, “After the success of 2016, Lindt is excited for the return of The Lindt Lounge as part of the smooth Festival of Chocolate in 2017. The festival provides an amazing opportunity to celebrate and share our passion for chocolate with the chocolate lovers of Australia. Festival goers will be able to purchase their own personalised milk or dark chocolate Excellence blocks as a sweet momento of their visit to The Lindt Lounge, or indulge with our new Lindt signature Waffles on a Stick.

“Lindt is looking forward to delighting consumers with our premium chocolates, as part of Sydney’s biggest celebration of desserts and chocolate.”

The Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar will be a crowd pleaser with “Espresso Jar-tinis” topped with Nutie donuts on offer while Endeavour Beer will brew a chocolate ale especially for the festiv 

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