An exciting new festival is coming to the Blue Mountains. During the weekend of July 3rd, 4th & 5th celebrate chocolate, with events, tastings & special menus featuring chocolate delights in a number of different venues throughout the Mountains. July is one of the coldest months in the upper Blue Mountains, where a snowfall is not unusual. Perfect weather for chocolate aficionados!
What to do
Mount Vic Flicks:
Enjoy a special movie screening of classic ‘Chocolat’ and let Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche whisk you away to an unusual French chocolate shop. Screenings: Friday 3rd July 3:35pm – Saturday 4th July 5.15pm – Sunday 5th July 1:20pm. For more information contact Mount Vic Flicks directly on (02) 4787 1577. 2A Harley Ave, Mount Victoria. Click here for site
Head up to the charming town of Blackheath for these delightful community market to enjoy delicious chocolate treats from some of the stalls.There are also scrumptious triple chocolate brownies from the canteen and there will be a chocolate flavoured musical performance from local singer/songwriter Ash Wanders. Sunday July 5th; 9am – 1pm. Blackheath Primary School, Liechhardt St Blackheath. Click here for site
Whisk & Pin:
In their new bakery and showroom, opening June 22nd, these local gourmet food producers will have a full product tasting, plus the opportunity to view fine chocolate making. These tasting and special viewing will be on offer throughout the Festival period. Open daily from 9.30am – 4pm.3/44 Wilson St, Katoomba NSW 2780 For more details contact: (02) 47823975. Click here for site.
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre:
Head over to the Cultural Centre on Saturday 4th July for a tea and chocolate workshop, a free talk and tasting with Sydney Chocolate creator and then a musical performance from a local musician.
10:30am-12:30pm: Chocolate and Tea Workshop with Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender – $32/$29pp. Bookings required: 4780 5410
1:00pm – 3:00pm A FREE talk and tasting session with Tahra Camidge from Sydney Chocolate and a FREE musical performance SONGS IN THE KEY OF CHOCOLATE from singer/songwriter Ash Wanders (no booking required for the free events). 30 Parke St Katoomba. Click here for site
Blue Mountains Food Co-op:
Full of wonderful organic foods and health products the Co-op will be presenting chocolate talks, tastings and a demo of making amazing treats with raw chocolate. FREE Event. Saturday July 4th, from 10:00am -12:00. Shops 1 & 2 Ha’Penny Lane, Katoomba. Click here for site
Leura Gifts & Homewares: Tastings with Chocolate on Purpose.
At this lovely Leura boutique you can enjoy tastings of ‘Chocolate On Purpose’, they combine delicious chocolate with native Australian Bush Food. What an exciting combination!
Saturday 4th July 10am – 5pm, Sunday 5th 10am – 1pm. 187 Leura Mall, Leura. Clickhere for site.
Carrington Hotel: ‘Moulin Chocolat’.
Dress up in your finest and enjoy a very special cocktail menu at Champagne Charlies cocktail bar at the iconic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. There will be chocolate martinis, hot chocolate, fondue, mud cake and a very special chocolate share plate! Delish. Bookings only required for large groups. Food available between 11am – 4:30pm, drinks available 11am – until late. Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of July. 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, (02) 4782 1111. Accommodation also available. Click here for site.
Paragon Cafe: Tour.
Discover the historic Chocolate Factory of the Paragon Cafe, built in the 1920’s, in an exclusive tour of the upstairs factory. The Chocolate Factory that creates the delicious ‘chocolate that made Katoomba famous’. You will also enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the beautiful art deco environment of the Cafe. $25pp – Sunday 5th July 2pm. Bookings essential: (02) 4782 2928. Paragon – 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba. Click here for site.
TCP Day Tours: Presenting half-day Chocolate Lovers Tours.
There are five magical tours to chose from. These delicious tours will take you around to delightful Blue Mountains cafes, restaurants and hotels. Enjoy scrumptious chocolate treats and local menus. See poster on our website for full details of each tour. Bookings essential via Book Now button on website. Click here for site.
Each evening of the Chocolate Festival you can head over to Hotel Blue in Katoomba to delight in their special chocolate cocktails in the intimate setting of the Parlour Bar. With its luxurious period decor, cosy armchairs and a roaring fire in the open fireplace, this is the perfect place to relax after a long day of discovering the beautiful Blue Mountains.88 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780. Accommodation also available. Click here for site.