Step right up! It's time to wrap your tongue round the 8th Wonder of the edible World - Il Carnivale di Gelato Messina is coming back to Sydney Festival for 2016. Marvel at the new and improved CARNI CANDY menu, watch carefully as our magicians attempt to take your cash and exchange it for a delicious gelato creation right before your eyes!
Test your strength of stomach with SEVEN menu items - some favourite acts from our original Sydney Festival menu have been re-imagined into new and improved versions of their former selves. Remember the MESSINAWIENER! or the YEEEAH DAWGS!*? they're back! *thanks to our favourite customer last time who returned his 'sausage' as we hadn't cooked it properly...
On top of these spine (and teeth) chilling attractions, the bearded ladies have cracked their creamy whips to create a new gelato doughnut bar, courtesy of our gelato ringmaster Duncan. Duncan Doughnuts. Get it?
Guess your weight before and after a visit to the C A R N I V A L E !
Roll Up. Roll Up. Here's where it's happening:
SYDNEY FESTIVAL VILLAGE
7TH - 26TH JANUARY (Australia Day)
HYDE PARK FESTIVAL VILLAGE
4pm - late weekdays
12pm - late weekends
Closed on Mondays
This is your chance to see wild gelato animals at the circus, never seen to the human eye before.
YEEEAH DAWGS! (a twisted Hot Dog) - $10
A milk chocolate gelato hot dog, served in a warm brioche bun with essential must-have condiments – passionfruit ‘mustard’, raspberry ‘ketchup’, buttercream ‘mayo’ and coconut ‘onions’
MESSINAWIENER! (aka The Pluto Pup) - $10
A baton of maple syrup gelato coated in donut and panko crumb batter, deep fried and crispy! Dipped in plum sauce!
GELATOFFEE APPLE - $10
Green apple sorbet with a caramel milk chocolate glazed candy apple red finish
THE BEARDED LADY - $10
Cream cheese gelato paddle pop, thin red chocolate coating, red velvet cake crunch, red fairy floss and red velvet cake powder
DUNCAN’S DOUGHNUT BAR
BETTER THAN VANILLA - $10
Chocolate covered short crust
FIVE MILLLLION DOUGH-LARS - $10
Popping candy grass
Red chocolate glaze
White choc dots
THE BIGGEST GAINER - $10
Peanut butter gelato
Milk chocolate glaze
Crushed roasted peanuts
Come one, come all, at MESSINA, everyone's a winner! We got our snazzy circus stand hand painted by Brendan Coghlan