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Anna Polyviou’s Enchanted Easter Garden takes centre stage at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Sydney, 22 March 2019 – Fall down the rabbit hole with Anna Polyviou in her fantastical Easter Garden for a delightful High Tea Picnic at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney from 30 March to 29 April 2019.

Dessert lovers can follow the giant bunny feet and enter a magical world of colours, flavours and make-believe with the one and only Punk Princess of Pastry. Hop to it…

The sweet-laden Easter garden will entertain with a mini maze, towering bunny rabbits, colourful eggs, pretty-in-pink flamingos, mad-hatter clocks, spotty mushrooms and whimsical tea tables. Polyviou has hatched a plan to create a wonderland for Sydneysiders this Easter season.

“Easter’s about family and friends, and I want to bring everyone’s childhood alive in a fun and fabulous way that’s a first for Sydney,” said the executive pastry chef. “Our guests should feel happy the moment they enter the garden; eat, drink, laugh and enjoy the show.”

Sweet devotees are invited to take their garden seat and revel in the spectacle of Polyviou’s show-stopping take on an Easter High Tea picnic, which includes wickedly indulgent Chocolate Pots, sweet Cracked Egg Tarts, decadent Club Cakes and sticky Hot Cross Buns.

By night, they can enjoy a tête-à-tête with a cocktail picnic basket for two and nibble on savoury morsels, such as cured meats, Australian cheese, moreish olives, fluffy quiche and fresh fruit. Easter revellers can sip on a Popcorn Caramel Martini, a smooth Spritz, flutes of champagne and fine tea. Guests can also dig into a potted Carrot Easter egg with their very own shovel. This rich chocolate creation overflows with lollies, mini eggs and is planted in chocolate rocks.

The Easter Garden is open at the Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, from 30 March to 29 April 2019.

The Easter High Tea Picnic is available from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and from 3:15 to 5 p.m., and is priced from AUD 75 per adult and AUD 55 per child (0–11 years old). The Cocktail Picnic Basket is available from 5.30 pm., to 9 p.m. and is priced from AUD 55 for two. Guests can also enjoy an Easter Escape stay package including High Tea from AUD 420 per night. The Carrot Egg is priced at AUD 25 each.

Polyviou will host an Easter Picnic on 30 March 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. This includes High Tea, a cocktail on arrival, a cooking demonstration and DJ spinning tunes at AUD 115 per person.

To make a reservation, guests may visit www.shangri-la.com/sydney, send an email to dine.slsn@shangri-la.com or call (61 2) 9250 6000.

Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou

Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou turned her creative eye to Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s sweet experiences, becoming known for her celebrated high tea, dessert degustations, Sweet Street festival, Christmas Spectacular and inventive menus. Chef Polyviou is a judge on the prime-time cooking competition Family Food Fight, has appeared as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia for three years in a row and has published a cookbook, Sweet Street.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Deane Brosnan
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
E-mail: deane.brosnan@shangri-la.com
Tel.: (61 2) 9250 6151
www.shangri-la.com/sydney
For digitised pictures of the group’s hotels, please go to www.shangri-la.com/imagelibrary.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resort, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.