Source: Museum Victoria
Succumb to your sweet cravings at this special one-day festival.
Celebrate our shared sweet tooth at this delectable one-day festival of food and culture, collaboratively developed with the Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkish communities of Victoria.
Immerse yourself in a feast of performances and toothsome sweet (and savoury) food stalls – with treats such as baklava, cannoli, mochi, moti choor ladoo and napolitains along with Turkish coffee, vanilla tea and cherry sherbet. Food providers include Caffe e Cucina, Dolcetti, Funky Curry, Haci Usta Cake Shop, Sweet India, Triceangle and local community groups.
Discover the importance of sweets in Anatolian weddings with a dance theatre performance by the Turkish Ekol School of Arts.
Enjoy Sweets for the Gods, a performance by Tara Rajkumar’s Natya Sudha Dance Company that explores treats adored by the Hindu gods Ganesha and Krishna.
Relish the tasty tunes and rhythms of Mauritian sega from Sego Lebrasse, Japanese shinobue flute and taiko drums from Fuefukuro, and feisty Italian folk music from I Vagabondi and many more.
Find out the secrets behind the sweets in food demonstrations from each community, enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony or just roll up for a sugar hit with an Italian piñata!
Sweets Festival Program (PDF, 150KB)
Watch this video with a transcript