Back in June I had the pleasure of visiting the Taste of London summer food festival in Regent's Park. For week's leading up to the day I would pore over the Exhibitor's listing and the restaurants on site to work out who I had to visit.
For those of you that have not heard of this event Taste of London is held on 8 sessions over 5 days. There are hundreds of food and drink producers that attend, along with 40 London based restaurants, offering 3-4 tapas sized dishes of their best menu choices. These are some of the best known restaurants such as Duck & Waffle, LIMA Floral, Roux at Parliament Square and The Cinnamon Club.
Food is purchased using Crowns - one crown is worth £1 and there are plenty of purchase points throughout the ground for you to top up as necessary. I brought £20 worth and this allowed me four samples and a few little extras from some exhibitors. Most food producers accept cash and cards, some will also let you pay with Crowns, although you don't get change back.
I went for the Saturday afternoon session and despite the odd bit of drizzle had a very enjoyable few hours meeting lots of passionate producers and talented chefs.
Over the next few weeks I will be writing about some of these producers and showcasing their products.
The next Taste of London is 19th - 22nd November at Tobacco Dock, Wapping. Advanced tickets are on sale now from £12 for an adult ticket & £8.00 for a child ticket. I can highly recommend a visit!