Willie’s Wonky ‘Golden Ticket’ Dinners
The chocolate king is coming to town
The real Willy Wonka doesn’t don the sunglasses and OCD of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s interpretation, nor the tousled lovability of Gene Wilder’s. Willy Harcourt-Cooze is a chocoholic of a different colour, and he’s bringing his seriously non-standard stripes to Sydney.
The London native rose to stardom in the internationally acclaimed television series “Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory” and has cemented his star with his single-minded (and original) approach to chocolate. Willie nurtures his cacao through its entire lifecycle: from sapling to tree to pod to perfect piece of chocolate.
Roald Dahl would be salivating in his grave if he heard what this coco king is offering to Sydney gastronomes and sugar-fiends next month. Joining two of Sydney’s pastry princes at Baroque Patisserie, Peter Robertson and Jean Michel Raynaud, Willie will be leading two extremely rare dinners – attendance only by Golden Ticket, naturally.
He’ll be explaining the origins, methods and madness behind that most munchable of morsels, along with five courses that will open your mouths, and eyes, to how truly wide and wonderful the world of chocolate can be.
Luckily you don’t have to buy a billion Wonka Bars for your ticket – just pony up a couple of large bills and save your spot here. And if you’re keen for even more confectionery contact, snap up a spot at the one-off Chocolate Masterclass on Monday, October 3rd.
Or, if you’re a cheapskate, you can at least pop into Baroque for a limited-edition macaron created by Robertson and Reynaud using Willie’s chocolate, all for a hefty $2.50. So make a wish, count to three… and inhale.
Where: Baroque Bistro, 88 George St, The Rocks, Sydney
When: Tue 4 & Wed 5 Oct
Phone: (02) 9241 4811