A perfect sweet end to the year

A perfect sweet end to the year

A perfect sweet end to the year

Journée Pâtisserie et Boulangerie, the first and only pastry and bakery festival in Istanbul, will take place at the Hilton Bosphorus on Dec. 8. 

The event is the ultimate opportunity for anyone who has a sweet tooth to taste the best cakes, pastries, baked sweet and savory goods, sweets, and chocolates and much more, all accompanied by premium wine, drinks, tea and coffee brands. 

Though the theme is based on French patisserie and bakery, there will be local top sweets and desserts, from baklava to sherbets, from kadayıf to künefe, and lots of others including globally popular desserts, and last but not the least ice cream. 

There will also be demos. Attendants can watch Katmerci Zekeriye Usta, master of Gaziantep specialty pistachio-laden katmer, demonstrating his skills on the spot. The sweet afternoon will also be like a fun pre-New Year party to welcome the festive period including music, dance and surprises. 

There will be over 40 Patisseries, bakeries, chocolatiers, and other brands that will take place at the event, including Le Cordon Bleu, Mua, Le Chalet, Dimes, Sour&Sweet Bakery, Dem, Doğan Kaymaklı, Coffee Sapiens, Kronotrop, Girandola, Merengist, Baking Room and Tiramisu Duca. 

The event will be hosting around 1,000 visitors where the entrance fee covers limitless tastings of freebies. The doors will be open at 2 pm, and the after-party will start at 6:30 p.m., lasting till 8 p.m. 

Tickets can be obtained only from Biletix.