Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sweets For My Sweet :: Immigration Museum Event

It was my absolute privilege to attend a preview night last week at the Immigration Museum. It was an event that was close to my heart, well actually more close to my taste buds.

Mel and l got a cheeky peak of the exhibition “Sweets” – Tastes and Traditions from many cultures. The “Sweets” event is part of the upcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival that will be held in March.

In a nutshell – or should l say in a cannoli shell “Sweets” is an event that showcases sweet tastes and traditions from an assortment of cultures such as Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkey. At the "Sweets" exhibition you’ll get to discover how each sweet treat is lovingly made by women in the community, what tools they use, ingredients and what special role they place in that particular culture's traditions, such as family celebrations, important rituals and cultural holiday events.

Once we got all the nitty gritty history out of the way on the night it was straight into trying a beautiful array of tasty and petite sweet treats. From baklava to mochi we tried it all, but my personal favourite, which l had no previous knowledge about what-so-ever were the Mauritian sweets, which really impressed me.

My personal favourites were the Mauritian petite pink biscuits {Napolitain}. They had perfectly smooth icing and inside was buttery biscuit goodness with a hint of jam. Other Maurtian treats included the green and pink coconut bites {Gateau Coco} and creamy coconut tarts with glossy red cherries on top {Puit dámour}. l was in sweet heaven.

Am l tempting you yet? Well put these dates in the diary and make the "Sweets" event a part of your Melbourne Food and Wine festival eating experience.

Sweets Festival
Sunday 18 Mar 2012 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Included with museum entry

Sweet Dinner by Guy Grossi
Thursday 15 March 6:30-10:30pm
Adults $180 MV members $170

Like a FREEBIE to this event? Simply leave a comment to go into the draw to win a double pass to Sweets event on the Sunday the 18th of March.

We have TWO double passes to giveaway which will also include a Sweets Recipe book from the exhibition.



  1. Great site guys, so cool and easy, bring on the babycinos!

  2. Whoo! Would love a ticket for my hubby and I to go to this amazing night! Sounds incredible :)

  3. Will be lovely to win this pass after the birth of BB2....

  4. Wow, have never been to the Immigration museum but have been curious ! Such a foodie and a sweet tooth this sounds like a must :) !!

  5. Thanks for posting link to this even via the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival facebook page. Something to check out during the festival :). cheers

  6. I have a strong sweet tooth so I would love to go to this, and a chance to check out the Immigration Museum. What an excellent prize!

  7. I would love to attend with my beautiful Mauritian friend as I am unable to attend her wedding in Mauritius this would be a sweet send off before she leaves for her big day. What an opportunity to indulge in sweets from such amazing cultures..

  8. Just found your site by chance and am so happy that I had to share this resource with all my mummy friends. I can now find places to dine with girlfriends and have updates on fun things to do with my wee man all from the one place! Oh and even if I don't win the double pass I was already there thanks to your blog!

  9. Another informative blog… Thank you for sharing it… Best of luck for further endeavor too.



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