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Swissôtel Sydney lights up dessert for VIVID Festival, Introducing New Gourmet Coffee

May 27, 2016 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Swissôtel Sydney’s Head Pastry Chef, Tracy Allesina, is pioneering Gourmet Coffee in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, just in time for the upcoming VIVID Festival.


Already a well-loved favourite with coffee lovers in Paris and throughout Europe, the concept of a Gourmet Coffee will now grace Australian shores for the first time under Tracy’s artful hand.
Whilst the idea varies from country to country, a Gourmet Coffee in it’s simplest form is a selection of miniaturised pastries and other sweet delicacies to accompany a cup of coffee. Rather than pouring over a dessert menu, guests can save time in selecting a smattering of “greatest hits”, as an ideal way to sample some mini desserts after breakfast, lunch or dinner, in an easy-sharing style format.

Tracy’s Gourmet Coffee is set to launch in line with the VIVID Festival, and a sumptuous mix of vibrantly coloured sweets inspired by the brilliant lights of inner Sydney will be available from 30 May to 18 June.
For just $17, guests can enjoy a total of five mini-desserts, along with a cup of coffee of their choice. VIVID-themed flavours include a kalamansi opera, a coconut sphere, a financier and macarons.

Gourmet Coffee will continue to evolve around the changing seasons, to reflect the mood of the city. It will be available at both Jpb, Swissôtel Sydney’s signature restaurant, as well as Crossroads Bar – a contemporary reimagining of the traditional hotel bar, where modern design meets classic style in an open-plan dining area, completed by intimate dining pods and set beneath a glass atrium ceiling which allows views of the city skyline; all part of a recent refurbishment by Sydney-based design firm, CHADA.
Whether during the week or on weekends, Swissôtel Sydney’s Gourmet Coffee is the perfect way to unwind for a casual after-meal aperitif, a post shopping pick-me-up, or as a stepping-off point before exploring the sights and sounds of Sydney’s VIVID Festival.

Tracy Allesina has joined the luxury five-star Swissôtel Sydney following her time as Head Pastry Chef at the iconic Regatta in Rose Bay, and as Pastry Chef at Sydney’s world-famous Quay restaurant prior to that.
To book, please phone Swissôtel Sydney on 02 9238 8888 or email

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