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Pink Ribbon Ruby High Tea in support of McGrath Foundation at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou will host a show-stopping Pink Ribbon Ruby Chocolate High Tea in support of The McGrath Foundation at Blu Bar on 36, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on 5 October, 2018.

Dessert devotees will delight in the high tea buffet of spectacular sweet and savoury treats Polyviou has created in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, featuring the completely new Ruby RB1 chocolate by Callebaut.

The specially designed Callebaut ruby chocolate desserts will be a star attraction at live stations, including Mrs Whippy (ruby choc tops), Loukou-My-Anna’s (candy popcorn, ruby pipets), and Getting Cheesy 4 Ruby (Yoghurt, Berry, Ruby, Lime, Creme Cheese) designed in the Punk Princess of Pastry’s distinctive style.

“I’m super proud to be involved in such a worthy cause, and can’t wait to be MC on the day to help to raise funds for The McGrath Foundation,” said the executive pastry chef.

“My new ruby chocolate desserts are designed for the “pink” theme of the month, and I want everyone to enjoy an epic afternoon of togetherness in support of breast cancer awareness.” Guests will take their seat and enjoy mesmerising Sydney views, along with all-you-can-drink teapot cocktails such as Pink Panther, a gin concoction served with pink fairy floss.

Savoury morsels will include Egg Shots, Spanakopita, Pork Buns, Vegetarian Tarts, Prawn Cones and Chicken Sandwiches, to name a few.

The Pink Ribbon Ruby Chocolate High Tea is available at Blu Bar on 36 on 5 October, 2018, from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. Tickets are priced at $125, with $50 from each ticket to be donated to The McGrath Foundation. Guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, and all-you-can-drink teapot cocktails. Each guest will receive an exclusive Callebaut Belgium Ruby RB1 chocolate gift box to take home. For tickets, guests may visit www.shangri-la.com/sydney, email dine.slsn@shangri-la.com or call (61 2) 9250 6000.

The McGrath Foundation
The McGrath Foundation funds 120 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, mainly in regional and rural areas where such treatment may be hard to find. While majority of the McGrath Breast Care Nurses are in regional and rural areas, there is a growing need for nurses in urban areas. We work with local area health services to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in areas where they’re needed. www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au  

Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou
Anna Polyviou turned her creative eye to Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s sweet experiences, becoming known for her renowned high tea, decadent dessert station at Café Mix, luscious treats at Lobby Lounge and the Horizon Club, and inventive in-room dining and banquet menus. Polyviou is a judge on the brand-new prime-time cooking competition Family Food Fight, and appeared as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia three years in a row.

F.Mayer Imports: Callebaut Chocolate
Callebaut Ruby RB1 chocolate has just launched in Australia and brings a completely new chocolate taste and colour experience, born from the ruby cocoa bean. Exclusively available through importer and distributor, F.Mayer Imports, which is excited to support the Pink Ribbon Ruby High Tea for such a worthy cause. www.mayers.com.au  

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, 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 destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, 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.