Now in its seventh successful year, the Taste of London festival has once again descended on London's Regents Park from 17 to 21 June. The four day open air event plays host to 40 of London’s most acclaimed restaurants – if not under one roof, then at least in one giant outdoor pen! With 150 speciality food and drink producers and celebrity chefs aplenty, visitors are unlikely to go hungry!
This year Taste of Malaysia, a new micro festival, is getting in on the act, encouraging visitors to sample the sights, sounds and spices of South East Asia.
Other newbies for this year's event are Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry and Atul Kochhar’s Colony Bar and Grill. However, the old favourites are also out in force, La Gavroche, Min Jiang and Bentley’s as well as Rhodes Twenty Four, Asia De Cuba and Yauatcha. More affordable outlets also have a healthy presence and include Tom’s Kitchen, Busaba Eathai, Salt Yard and York & Albany.
However, those looking for a more premium experience can try their luck snapping up any remaining tickets for the Laurent-Perrier Champagne Masterclass in association with Daylesford Organic, where food and drink presenter Nigel Barden will introduce guests to an indulgent champagne and food matching experience.
The Taste Theatre - London's biggest open air kitchen will have live cookery demonstrations from rising stars such as Francesco Mazzei of L’Anima and Tristan Welch from Launceston Place slaving over a hot stove. They will be joined in the Taste Theatre by some culinary heavyweights, Michel Roux Sr, Gary Rhodes, Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein and Anthony Worrall Thompson.
If you're going to pop down over the weekend, make sure you go with an empty stomach to take full advantage of the culinary treats on offer!
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