Sweet music for Jazz Feast


French pastry chef Jerome Rohard proves he has more than one string to his bow. 

Slaving for seven hours in the kitchen of Queenstown French restaurant Les Alpes, he’s moulded a kilogram of chocolate into a life-sized violin as a culinary tribute to this weekend’s JazzFest. 

Rohard’s creation will be raffled off to a lucky diner attending the Piano Men Series at Les Alpes from tomorrow till Sunday night. 

The series features, in turn, Queenstown’s Mark Wilson, the Daniel Gassin Trio and local JazzFest veteran Harvey Maguire. 

The 32nd Queenstown JazzFest kicks off tonight from 8pm at Memorial Hall with an opening gala concert doubling as a tribute for Queenstown showbiz powerhouse Margaret O’Hanlon. 

Free and ticketed events are running every day till Monday.