If you are heading to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre why not make it the total experience and head to the Wonka Bar at The Westin for a pre or post show sugar hit.
Darren Purchese and his team at Burch & Purchese have created an incredible edible garden installation. Taking inspiration from the classic Roald Dahl book, this 3.4 metre intricate chocolate garden includes 150 chocolate toadstools, a giant chocolate enoki mushroom, 50 different chocolate flowers, 15 chocolate butterflies and much more.
There’s a candylicious cocktail, a Fizzy Lifting Passion Pop or the Blueberry Gumball that might have you turning violet! Decadent desserts such as the black forest & chocolate river complete with cherries, chocolate sponge, crunchy biscuit base, chocolate twigs, mushrooms and a warm chocolate river.
Or try a riff on the famous ‘Golden Ticket’, comprising of a gold chocolate bar, dark chocolate mousse, smoked vanilla ice cream and salted caramel cream; and the Fizzy Citrus Burp, a brûlée lemon curd with fizzy white chocolate aero, orange jelly and dried lemon meringue.
The Wonka Bar is open daily in the Lobby Lounge, Sunday to Thursday until 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 10:30pm. No reservations required. View the menu HERE.
The Westin Melbourne , Melbourne until Tuesday December 31 2019
205 Collins St Melbourne 3000
Image: The Westin