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You can crack open a limited-edition chocolate dragon egg this Easter
Written by
Nicola Dowse

It makes absolutely no sense why the Easter bunny brings chocolate eggs. After all, a bunny is a mammal and (as far as we’re aware) does not have opposable thumbs required to craft them from scratch. Dragon eggs for Easter though? That makes a little more sense.

The Imperial Hotel Bourke Street’s wizard-themed rooftop bar Vertic Alley is giving you the chance to try a chocolate dragon egg this Easter. The egg in question comes from the rarely seen Australian Snipertooth dragon, which lays a vivid blue and marble-patterned egg made of white chocolate. Crack the egg open with your magic wand (which will be provided if you left yours at a certain school of witchcraft and wizardry) and you’ll discover a matryoshka-like dessert filled with chocolate creams and chunks of brownie.

A chocolate dragon egg that's been cracked open

Photograph: Supplied

Bring your fave wizards, witches and Muggles because this dessert feeds four to eight hungry sweet tooths and costs $90. Just like "real" dragon eggs, these babies are extremely rare, with only three available for purchase each day of the Easter long weekend (Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22).

Even if you miss out on your dragon egg you can still enjoy a cauldron-full of magical snacks at VerticAlley (you’ll find us eating a pumpkin pasty with a frothy glass of buttah beer).

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