The Rocks Aroma Festival
Sip on something sweet in The Rocks Aroma Festival
, a heavenly event conceived to delight the taste buds. Experience coffee, chocolate, tea, spice, food and sweets from the four themed global regions: The Oasis, The Orient, The Continent and The Latin.
During the 1800s, the Rocks was a centre for merchants delivering exotic spices, coffee, tea and chocolates to the world. Today, The Aroma Festival commemorates that historical fact and brings to locals that same kind of goods from all around the world.
The flavours of the world come together in Aroma where each region has its own food stalls and entertainment program.
Last year, the Oasis region was the most interesting with its belly dancers, coffee cup readings and the return of camel rides along Sydney Harbour. We only need to wait till July to verify if this region keeps its place at the top or if another region surprises us.
For those interested in the arts of expression, belly dancers are not the only option. Salsa and Samba heat up Sydney in the Latin region.
Being faithful to the Aroma Festival's original conception, there was a section devoted only to coffee. Fingers crossed, this year will continue the tradition.
As the aroma of the coffee fills the air, the visitor can enjoy some traditional baklava, Spanish churros, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes or chai latte. Entrance is free and coffee costs $2 per cup, a reasonable price given that the coffee is from some of the world's best roasters.
The hot drinks and delicious treats are ideal to warm up those cold days of winter in Sydney.