Another month in Sydney, another festival. Some signs should not be ignored.
Sydney October 2014 (23 photos)
Man, it’s a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
Well, I hear you whisper and the words melt everyone
But you stay so cool
My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa
You’re my reason for reason
The step in my groove, yeah.
And if you said, “This life ain’t good enough.”
I would give my world to lift you up
I could change my life to better suit your mood
Because you’re so smooth
“Smooth” is a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, sung by Thomas, and won three Grammy Awards.
It’s Spring here and on Sunday it reached 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit). Definitely a hot one, almost like 7 inches from the midday sun. Not the ideal temperature to be eating chocolate at a chocolate festival. But the sign did say the festival was held over 2 days, so I went both days (Saturday was a lot cooler) and spread out my chocolate and dessert eating. It really is worthwhile to plan ahead when you can.
Some of the stalls really were nicely designed. Above and below is Knafeh bakery (Jerusalem Street Food). It was awarded Best of the Fest at the Smooth Festival of Chocolate.
His eyes seemed to be saying to me: “You came here to eat chocolate and desserts. Well, what are you waiting for?”
I duly obliged.
Entertainment was provided by a variety of performers.
Rock the Kazbah. These were good.
The Honey Puff Queen. I can personally attest to the sweetness of her honey puffs. I told her so when I went back and ordered more the next day. I think I got an extra puff ball the second day.
(Disposable licensed lignumdraco dinner plates for sale. Please contact if interested 🙂 )
This guy’s canoli were good. The ones below were better.
Arthur, the master chocolatier in action. You might have seen his Bailey’s chocolate pops in my previous post about the Aroma Coffee Festival.
Life (and candid photography) is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. At 6 for $10, I soon made up my mind though.
OK, I did eat healthily for a small part of the festival. Peaches, mangoes, strawberries, bananas, dipped in chocolate.
The final music act of Sunday was none other than that appropriately named band from the 70s/80s: Hot Chocolate.
I caught about 6 of their songs. Of course, the finale song was “you sexy thing”.
Incidentally, October here is known as Good Food Month. A month of numerous food related events and dining experiences as well as the Night Noodle Markets. Coupled with the Art & About Festival that’s currently on and the return of Sculpture by the Sea later this month, I may be a bit slow in getting back to your blogs this month.