Sweety of Milano & Chocolate returns for a fifth edition, taking place on 21 and 22 September at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, where "the largest pastry shop in Italy" will take up residence for two sugar fun-filled days.
Activities and Masterclasses
For aspiring pastry chefs and enthusiasts who like to test themselves, Sweety offers a full Masterclass calendar: with dozens of lessons to choose from on both the Saturday and Sunday and covering all types of baking from gluten-free to egg-free baking.
Highlights include the Italian master confectioner Iginio Massari giving a four-handed lesson with his daughter Debora at 4.00pm on Saturday 21st September on their “Sonata a 4 mani”, a surprising and new dessert.
Free live show-cooking will also be open to the general public during the two-day event with twenty-five appointments distributed over Saturday and Sunday allowing chocolate fans to see the experts at work, steal some secrets, ask questions and approach the fascinating world of sweets and chocolate.
There will also be many free academies, including coffee, chocolate and wine and sensorial itineraries with the sommelier Martina Doglio Cotto.
A focus on chocolate
Chocolate will have a dedicated area where to buy excellent chocolates, but also immerse an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the "Chocolates Factory", a space to learn how to make chocolate first hand.
In addition, the Maître chocolatier Maurizio Frau and the model maker Elisabetta Filonzi will show live how to make printed or modelled chocolate subjects, with some fantastic surprises in store for visitors.
The gourmet break
Fancy lunch, a snack or an aperitif? Sweety is the go-to place to taste specialities and discover unusual combinations in the large bistro space. Don't miss Andrea Besuschio's Pizza Cloud, a savoury caper baba, soaked in a tomato syrup, a creamy heart of smoked buffalo and a tear of basil that will move even the most ardent sweet fanatics. Or the cocoa sandwich with stracchino, Irpinia capocollo, artichokes and cocoa crane by Carmen Vecchione or, even, the Mono sponge cake with zucchini cream with stracchino cheese by Giancarlo Perbellini.
There are also plenty of chances for food and drink pairing with wine cocktails as well as lots of activities to keep the younger visitors entertained.