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Event - Princess Coco Launch Party


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Earlier tonight I headed to the new Princess Coco Chocalaterie in Day Street to hobnob with food media and assorted other guests at their launch party.

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All eyes were on the chocolate fountain in the front window, with amber glass trumpets and raining chocolate, rumoured to have cost in the ballpark of $80,000.

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Whilst being fed a great range of French cheeses, quiches and rilettes, we drooled over cabinets of cakes. I was definitely hoping we'd get to meet some of their creations up-close-and-personal before the night was out.

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Cameras were flashing in all corners of the well kitted out store, with food bloggers in high attendance. I spotted Grab Your Fork, Chocolate Suze and Inside Cuisine, alongside food personalities like Masterchef's Adam Liaw.

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All of the counterhands speak both French and English, and are clad in cute yet provocatively demure outfits.

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The star of the show is the Valrhona Grand Cru Chooclate, which is the basis for all of their artisan extravagances.

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The most spectacular looking was the Rêve de Princess Coco ($9.50) sphere.

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By the time the trays of desserts came out, the audience was pumped!

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You see, we were all waiting to try Rika Shiina's pastries (she used to work at Sokyo)...

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...and we were not disappointed! The one in the glass featured caramel mousse, coffee, chocolate, nougat and Jack Daniels (it was my favourite).

After such a great start, I look forward to going back and giving it a proper try as a plain old customer some time soon!

Princess Coco Chocolaterie
158-166 Day Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9269 0881

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