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fourth smooth Festival of Chocolate draws big crowds

Tuesday 15 August, 2017
Richard Wilkins

NOVA Entertainment’s fourth smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks was a crowd pleaser over the weekend, attracting huge crowds and over 100 exhibitors on both days.

With returning partners Lindt, Callebaut and Knebel Kitchens, and Sydney Props Specialists, Baci Perugina, Endeavour Beer and Mr Black on board for the first time, the smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks Facebook page’s reach was 2.4 million demonstrating the festival’s popularity.

Luke Minto, NOVA Entertainment’s Sydney General Manager said, “The smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks has once again exceeded our expectations and further cements our longstanding partnership with Property NSW. The two day event by the harbour has demonstrated a perfect extension of smoothfm as a lifestyle brand as the station’s popularity with consumers and commercial partners continues to grow, transcending the brand into more than a radio station.”

In the Baci Chocolatiers’ Quarter attendees gathered to watch acclaimed pastry chef Dean Gibson create a world-first – a 150kg moving chocolate sculpture while Zumbo’s special ski lodge, Pimp My Chimney and the returning Lindt Lounge were popular attractions. New additions, The Mr Black Espresso Martini Bar and Cellarmasters Touring Cellar Door provided something unique for adult attendees.

The Callebaut Test Kitchen, hosted by smoothfm’s Cameron Daddo, drew crowds to watch demonstrations by some of the best pastry and dessert chefs including The Rocks local, Jean Michel Raynaud from La Renaissance Patisserie, By Gigi owner Giovana Falanga, Masterchef guest and owner of Savour School Melbourne Kristen Tibballs and owner of Josophan’s Fine Chocolates Jodie Van Der Velden.

smoothfm’s weekend announcers Richard Wilkins, Melissa Doyle, David Campbell, morning host Ty Frost, Mellow Music’s Cameron Daddo and smoothfm 95.3 breakfast announcers Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel mingled and took photos with festival attendees. 

Below (L-R) Glenn Daniel, Bogart Torelli, Ty Frost, Melissa Doyle and Cameron Daddo

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