Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MELT :: Chocolate Festival :: Melbourne

Hands up who loves chocolate? Hands up whose kids love chocolate?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then I may have just the thing to brighten a cold Melbourne Sunday.

The Immigration Museum is holding a chocolate festival on Sunday May 26 from 11am to 4pm, called Melt.

This festival is part of the ongoing ‘Sweets’ exhibition, exploring the role of sweets in different cultures.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the preview last night and taste some of the amazing chocolates that will be on offer at the festival. 

We got to try some beautiful Belgian truffles, made by the very talented Stefaan Van Numen; Brazilian Brigadieros, truffles made with white, milk or dark chocolate and condensed milk; Mexican Champurrado or hot chocolate, spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and orange blossom, with conchas for dipping. I was in heaven!

We even got to decorate a Mexican Day of the Dead chocolate skull with lollies and icing. So much fun!

The festival will have food stalls, workshops, music, entertainment and lots of activities for the kids. Check out the Immigration Museum website for more details.

See you there for some chocolately fun!

Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street Melbourne
When:  Sunday May 26, 11am to 4pm
Cost:  $10 adults, concession and children FREE

**Huge thanks to Mel for attending this event on behalf of Hey Bambini, also another "shout-out" thanks to the Immigration Museum for having us! xx**

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