Bendigo Travel Guide
Wow, we nearly missed this one, but just in time we can tell you about the Chocolate Rush in Bendigo, south-eastern Australia. The rush isn't meant to make it sound drug-related; it's a play on gold rush, since that's how the town of Bendigo came to be famous.
Anyways, the Chocolate Rush is on this weekend (August 4 and 5) and it sounds pretty high-brow: it aims to "educate, indulge and challenge your palate". There are workshops on making chocolatey desserts or handmade pralines, demonstrations by renowned chocolate masters and, of course, tons and tons of chocolate to try and buy. The grand finale is the Australian Chocolate Championships. We wanna marry the champion!
[Photo: Daniel Y. Go]