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Sugar Rush Guaranteed at Anna Polyviou’s Dessert Festival, Sweet Street

June 22, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

MasterChef TV’s Punk Princess of Pastry Anna Polyviou will bring Australia’s best dessert chefs together to host the dessert event of the year, Sweet Street, at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s Grand Ballroom on 8 July.


A wild world of colour, flavour and funky beats will explode at the one-night-only ticketed dessert festival, brought to you by the rock star chef and her friends for the second year running. Chef Anna is famous for creating the Dessert of the Year, Anna’s Carrot Cake, which had the nation’s mouths watering on MasterChef in May.

Joining Chef Anna at Sweet Street will be legendary dessert creators Adriano Zumbo, Gelato Messina, LuxBite, Cacao, Kirsten Tibballs, N2 Extreme Gelato, Black Star Pastry and Andy Bowden.

Three rooms will be converted into a sugar-laden street-style festival dedicated to sweets, treats and eats. With graffiti artist Sid Tapia, break-dancers, food stalls, amazing prizes and three DJs including Yo Mafia who will bring the beat all the way from Melbourne to bring the house down.

Festival goers are invited on a taste bud journey of Loukou-Annas, N2 Gelato, Watermelon Cake, colorful éclairs and watch out for a surprise collaboration made by Gelato Messina and Anna Polyviou. This is only the tip of the iceberg… we mean tongue!

Sweet Street has drawn high profile brands including Gshock, Nova Fm, Kenwood, Vittoria Coffee, Staging Connections and Cacao Barry, Callebaut as event sponsors. Chef Anna is known Australia-wide after she exploded onto television screens last month in her debut on Network TEN’s MasterChef Australia. In the episode, she challenged three fearful and tearful contestants to recreate her beautifully executed graffiti-inspired take on the classic carrot cake, which now sells in the Lobby Lounge of the hotel.

The young innovator of the kitchen has fast become a social media sensation with her piercings, bleached blonde Mohawk, colourful G-shock watches and rad high-top sneakers.

But it’s her wicked fun drive and love for breaking the rules that has taken her to a whole new level. Her crazy love for street art and her personal DJ has her stand out from the rest.

This award-winning pastry chef walked into Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney two and a half years ago, transformed the pastry team and is now a driving force behind the revolution of patisserie in fine hotels around Australia.

Tickets to Sweet Street are $75 per person and include eight tokens to redeem at any stall.

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For more information visit or phone Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on (61 2) 9250 6000, e-mail or

For Facebook and Instagram follow @shangrilasydney and @annapolyviou

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