Nova’s fourth smooth Festival of Chocolate draws massive crowds

The Rocks was devoted to all things sweet over the weekend

Tony Thomas, Cathy O’Connor, Melissa Doyle

Nova Entertainment’s fourth smooth Festival of Chocolate again saw massive crowds in The Rocks on Saturday and Sunday as much of the precinct was devoted to all things sweet – not just chocolates.

Some of Australia’s most talented pastry chefs, chocolatiers and ice creameries showcased their signature chocolates and desserts. The event featured live cooking demonstrations in the Callebaut Test Kitchen and visitors experienced desserts and beverages created exclusively for the festival. Returning this year were Blackstar Pastry with their strawberry watermelon cake softserve, Zumbo with their ski lodge and Vogue Café with their freakshakes. The crowds queued for My Donut Box, Pimp My Chimney and the Lindt Lounge’s waffle on a stick. Indeed any of the stalls with Donuts on their signs attracted long, long lines.

smoothfm’s weekend announcers Richard Wilkins, Melissa Doyle, David Campbell, morning host Ty Frost, evening host Cameron Daddo and smoothfm 95.3 breakfast announcers Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel attended the festival, mingling and taking photos with the public at the smooth star’s stage and the smoothfm relaxation station.

Also in attendance were Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor and executives including Tony Thomas, Luke Minto, Caitriona Circosta, Ben Latimer and Peter Clay.

Other guests included Adriana Zumbo, Callebaut’s Gary and Mez Willis and Nick Wokes. group director of Initiative.

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