Anna Polyviou has opened a gingerbread dessert pop-up at Shangri-La Sydney

Renowned Punk Princess of Pastry Anna Polyviou will be helping Sydney’s lush Shangri-La Hotel, at which she has long been an Executive Pastry Chef, charge into the holiday season with a special pop-up store which will be marked by an enormous four metre gingerbread train out the front, combining 2,000 kilos of gingerbread bricks, 500 kilos of lollies, 100 kilos of fondant, 200 lollipops and liber lashings of icing. The store, located in the luxury hotel, will be selling a bunch of specialised Christmas treats which include Mini Gingerbread Lolly Bag houses, Ginger Ninjas, Fruit Mince Tarts, Christmas Pudding, and lolly jars.... Read More | Share it now!

Anna Polyviou’s epic chocolate firecracker gets a dessert pop-up at Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

One of the country’s most renowned pastry chefs Anna Polyviou stirred up a recent episode of MasterChef Australia with one of the most curious desserts the reality show has seen, sparking contestants with a challenge to recreate her playful Firecracker dessert. The intricate, cartoon-themed chocolate dessert was an instant hit with viewers, playing on Polyviou’s penchant for interactive sweet treats with a colourful cylinder containing roasted milk chocolate, peanut grue, raspberry marshmallow, peanut butter cremeaux, raspberry cold set brulee, chocolate souffle sponge, raspberry gel, and roasted milk chocolate mousse, all in a chocolate shell covered with comic-book like panels and then lit with an actual sparkler as a tail.... Read More | Share it now!

Anna Polyviou’s epic gingerbread house and festive high tea take over Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou and her team of elves have outdone themselves this year with a life-sized gingerbread house full of lolly decorations on display, as well as a Christmas-themed carousel. The introduction of these annual decorations have transformed the atmosphere in the hotel’s famously lavish lobby, so it’s only right that they offer a few yuletide specials to celebrate.... Read More | Share it now!

Shangri-La Hotel plans “A Week in India” food festival (Sydney)

The high-end Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney’s The Rocks are partnering up with Manjit’s to curate a four day festival celebrating the many tastes and aromas of Indian culture and cuisine, showcasing various elements for the Bollywood-themed “A Week in India”. It will all take place in the hotel as Manjit’s Chef de Cuisine Varun Gujral teams up with Shangri-La Head Chef Bo Sorensen to draw on the Old World style of Northern Indian food.... Read More | Share it now!

Your ultimate food and drink guide to Vivid Sydney 2016

From Friday 27th May to 18th June, Sydney will once again be flowing with the unique atmosphere of Vivid Sydney, now a globally renowned festival of lights, music, and ideas that has seen immense growth over the past few years. The immersive lighted precincts around Sydney, from Circular Quay and Walsh Bay to The Galeries and Darling Harbour, will be packed full of things to see, do, hear, and taste, so much so that it can feel overwhelming at times.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Blu Bar on 36 at Shangri-La Hotel – The Rocks (Sydney)

To truly take in the many incredible perspectives available to us in Sydney it’s necessary to scout around The Rocks, Walsh Bay, and similar areas to find the various vantage points that are unique to this city. Blu Bar on 36 springs to mind when thinking about these vantage points, a long-standing bar 36 floors high up in the sky on top of the luxe Shangri-La Hotel. The premium cocktail bar has recently seen a few changes, driven by mixologist Art Palomata who has switched up the menu to put some new creations alongside the bar’s signatures, making full use of what he refers to as “liquid physics” to add a little bit of theatre to the already spectacular atmosphere that’s elevated by that priceless panoramic view. ... Read More | Share it now!

The Balvenie brings a high-powered telescope and exclusive Whisky cocktails to Shangri-La’s Blu Bar (Sydney)

A dizzying 36 floors above Sydney, atop the famous Shangri-La Hotel, now sits a one-of-a-kind handcrafted telescope thanks the team behind single malt The Balvenie. From March 1st to April 10th, the masterfully crafted telescope, which has been handmade by Mark Turner of Moonraker Telescopes and master wood maker Paul Cruickshank-Inns, will be facing the harbour-bridge side of the lavish Blu Bar, after which it will continue to be exhibited in a series of exclusive bars and restaurants across Australia throughout the year. ... Read More | Share it now!