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'Sweet Street' Dessert Festival is back at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Gather your dessert squad and join Anna Polyviou at the massively popular dessert festival, Sweet Street, which is back for the fourth year in a row at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, on 14 July 2017.

Sweet devotees can fall down the rabbit hole with the Punk Princess of Pastry and party in a wickedly wild world of colour, sweet treats and funky beats at Sydney’s largest dessert festival.
With the hotel’s Grand Ballroom as the epicentre of festivities, Sweet Street serves up epic desserts by Australia’s most creative and cutting edge creators.

The 2017 line-up includes Anna Polyviou, LuxBite, Knafeh Bakery, Textbook Patisserie, Andy Bowdy with Pie Country, Cow and the Moon, Butter, Thievery, The Scran Line and Zeus Street Greek.

Sweet Street is going to be huge with amazing desserts by all my friends, where food festival fanatics can eat, drink and enjoy the show,” said Executive Pastry Chef Polyviou.

Anna will release two brand new desserts at Sweet Street. Choux Burger PB&B combines golden choux, peanut cremeux, raspberry jelly and bliss bomb popcorn, while Choux Burger Tropic-Anna includes golden choux, coconut Malibu crème, tropical gel, and sesame seed crunch.

The sugar-laden festival entertains with graffiti artists, magicians, break-dancers, rappers, skaters, a cake-eating competition, prizes and DJ’s spinning tunes, including YO! MAFIA, DJ Nino Brown and DJ Brown Rice.

Tickets to Sweet Street are AUD 85 per person and include eight tokens to redeem at any stall. VIP tickets are AUD 125 and include early entry, a cocktail on arrival and Polyviou’s hot new Masterchef Australia dessert, Firecracker. For tickets, guests may visit For more information, they may also send an e-mail to or call (61 2) 9250 6000.

Sweet Street has partnered with high-profile brands Kenwood, Callebaut and Cacao Barry, Staging Connections, Vittoria Coffee, Gourmand Providore, Unox Australia, G-Shock Australia, Sugar Artists’ Acrylic and Vanrooy Machinery.

Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou
Polyviou turned her creative eye to Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s sweetest experiences, becoming known for her renowned high tea, decadent dessert station at Café Mix, luscious treats at Lobby Lounge and the Horizon Club, along with inventive in-room dining and banquet menus.

In May 2017, Polyviou was a guest judge on MasterChef Australia and challenged contestants to create her Firecracker dessert, a cartoon-themed creation with a sparkler in the tail, delivering her signature theatrics.

The award-winning chef has also created a Dessert Degustation series together with renowned sweets creators in the hotel’s pasty kitchen, as well as the annual Christmas Spectacular, which has become a destination on Sydney’s festive calendar.

In 2016, Polyviou took home the coveted “Pastry Chef of the Year” at the prestigious Gault&Millau Awards, hot on the heels of her “Hotel Chef” win at the 2016 HM Awards.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  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, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit



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Deane Brosnan
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Tel.: (61 2) 9250 6151 

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