The London Restaurant Festival 2010 kicks off today and there are numerous events and feasts planned over the next few weeks throughout the capital. A Big Debate will be taking place on the motion “This house believes that French cuisine is a spent force”. Appointed Food Chair and facilitator Rosie Boycott and presenter and speaker Janet Street-Porter will be presenting their case in support of the motion. Jonathan Meades and Sunday Times critic AA Gill will be arguing against. There will be French and English canapés on offer so guests will be able to show their culinary support eitherway!
Gourmet Odyssey Tours have also been organised so you can visit 3 of London’s best restaurants over the course of lunch-time, either on foot or on the Routemaster bus. The event starts with a champagne reception at London’s Met Bar followed by a starter at one restaurant, main course at a second restaurant, and finally dessert at a third. A mobile ‘Street Kitchen’ will also be doing the rounds. Chef and founder of The Food Initiative Mark Jankel will be taking gourmet food to locations across the city including Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market in his mobile pop-up kitchen.
Super chef Gordon Ramsey will be taking part in the London Eye restaurant experience. A pop-up restaurant will be set up in one of the capsules of the London Eye for some incredible food and views over the city. Chefs including Gordon and Georgio Locatelli (of Locanda Locatelli fame) will be on hand for the 10 guests on each ride. Michelin-star chef Angela Hartnett – star of Celebrity Masterchef and Kitchen Criminals – will also be participating.
If you are looking for a surprise, there is a 5-course ‘Savoy Truffle Supperclub’ planned at a secret North London location involving a host of mixologists for some fab cocktails and food supplied form the chef’s own garden. Anne Robinson will also be hosting the Big Quiz at Le Cafe Anglais and a variety of London restaurants will be featuring special menus in honour of the festival.
The festival will be finishing on 18th October with the London Festival Restaurant Awards 2010, so if you are a real foodie or just fancy trying something different keep your eyes peeled for the delights on offer.
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