Regent’s Park is once again transformed for a foodie festival with the return of Taste of London. The festival is a celebration of good food and drink and offers visitors the opportunity to sample dishes from some of the top London restaurants such as Duck & Waffle, Club Gascon, Roka, The Cinnamon Club, Sea Containers, Kurobuta, Mirror Room, Koffmann’s at The Berkeley, L’Autre Pied, Roux at Parliament Square and many more.
The grey skies did not kept the crowds away and the popular Saturday session got into full swing with lots of free samples for hungry crowds who made their way around the festival site. Whether it was the authentic Turkish delight in the Taste of Turkey or a virtual reality experience with Nicole Kidman with Etihad Airway, the festival provides a large range of food and drink related experiences.
The aromatic dishes are difficult to resist but there are plenty of other foodie entertainment dotted around the site. The AEG Taste Theatre, the Wine & Spirits Theatre, Whole Foods Market Kitchen and the DS Automobiles Avant Garde Theatre have World-class chefs like Nathan Outlaw, Monica Galetti, Greg Marchand, Cláudio Cardoso, Bruno Loubet, Eric Chavot, José Pizarro, Lee Westcott providing plenty of advice and an opportunity to see their expertise close up.
Some of the top names in the drink world share some of their secrets including Ryan Chetiyawardana aka Mr Lyan and Sake Tasting with Natsuki Kikuya.
If you want to get more involved there are plenty of opportunities to take part in interactive masterclasses and demonstrations and try a range of complimentary activities including champagne and food pairings and wine, whiskey and craft beer tastings.
If you are looking for something different, head towards the food markets where there are more than 200 artisan producers and manufacturers offering exclusive and unique products with plenty of opportunities to sample before you buy.
Part of the popularity of the Taste of London festival is that there is something for everyone, if you are looking for something special you can treat yourself in the VIP Lounge or sip Champagne in the Laurent – Perrier Club House. If you are a dedicated foodie there are over 170 dishes from 40 top restaurants to tempt you. However, the festival is equally appealing if you just want a relaxing session listening to music with plenty of food and drink options to enjoy.
Each session at the Taste of London lasts between 4-5 hours and that gives you plenty of time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions.
Saturday June 18th 12:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 21:30
Sunday June 19th 12:00 – 17:00
Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended
For more information or book tickets, visit the Taste of London website here
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