Pastry punk in the Valley
PUNK princess of pastry Anna Polyviou will use her first visit to Perth to immerse herself in the Swan Valley.
The pastry chef known for inventing an array of whimsical dessert masterpieces will work her magic at two events as part of Entwined in the Valley from November 4 to 6.
Polyviou, who headlines this year’s festival, taking the reins from celebrity chef’s George Calombaris and Matt Moran, said she was honoured to take part in an event that promoted supporting everything local.
“I’m quite honoured to be invited, to be honest,” she said.
“I haven’t been over that way before and I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Perth, the chefs, the suppliers, the winemakers and the cheese makers.
“I’m looking forward to learning from them; it’s something I’m really excited about.”
Taking part in the Entwined Degustation Dinner and Anna’s Mess Masterclass High Tea, Polyviou said guests could expect something completely “not normal” and some audience participation.
“I’m actually creating the death star (Anna’s Mess) for the high tea and we are going to get the audience involved tempering the chocolate and assembling it and then they will get to smash it as well,” the Masterchef mentor said.
“It’s important to encourage people to get involved; food brings everyone together.”
Joining Polyviou for the festival are Hadleigh Troy, of Restaurant Amusé, Kiren Mainwaring, of Co-Op Dining, Michael Hartnell, of Mandoon Estate and wine writer Ray Jordan.