Pas­try punk in the Val­ley

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - Belinda Cipri­ano

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.

Anna Polyviou.

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