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5 Reasons You Have To Go To Taste of London This Week

June 19, 2014

I have been wanting to go to Taste of London for years but I am never in London at this time of year and therefore I always miss it. Thankfully this year I was able to make it happen and I am so pleased to say that it did not disappoint. All I can see is I need to go again before it ends this weekend and you need to go to. Here’s 5 reasons why.

Taste of London Ticket

Taste of London Ticket

1. Indulge in delicious food & drink

There are numerous restaurants with great things for you to enjoy. Lots of free samples and plenty of opportunity to use your Crowns (Taste of London currency). 

Salt Yard

Salt Yard

Salt Yard’s Icon Dish is Ibérico Pork and Foie Gras Burger with Manchego Cheese. It is AMAZING and you should also take some of their Ibérico Pork samples straight off the bone.

Ibérico Pork and Foie Gras Burger with Manchego Cheese

Ibérico Pork and Foie Gras Burger with Manchego Cheese

DO NOT become a victim of Mac and Cheese Crisps at Avenue, there is not enough cheese and way too much salt, they’ll give you high blood pressure and the taste was not worth the calories!

Mac and cheese Crisps

Stay away from these Mac and cheese Crisps

Another yummy dish was the icon dish at Club Gascon: Crispy barbecued foie gras.

Club Gascon Barbecued Foie Gras

Club Gascon Barbecued Foie Gras

This salmon at the Young Foodies stand was SO addictive!

Absolutely delicious Salmon

Absolutely delicious Salmon

Suda is giving away delicious Tom Yum Rice Cakes in the Taste of Thailand area. Go and get some and then taste some delicious wines from Thailand.

Suda Tom Yum Rice Cakes

Suda Tom Yum Rice Cakes

2. Learn something!

The Laurent-Perrier Masterclass hosted by Mangaing Director David was informative and provided a great opportunity to learn more about the brand, develop my sense of taste and appreciate different Laurent-Perrier champagne. 

Laurent-Perrier

Laurent-Perrier

Lovely Liam serving Rosé

Lovely Liam serving Rosé

My favourite champagne of the evening, Laurent-Perrier Rosé

My favourite champagne of the evening, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

Laurent-Perrier Masterclass

Laurent-Perrier Masterclass

Food at Laurent-Perrier Masterclass

Food at Laurent-Perrier Masterclass

Beautiful food with delicious Laurent-Perrier champagne

Beautiful food with delicious Laurent-Perrier champagne

3. Enjoy Summer Weather With Fabulous People

It felt like everyone was in good spirits at Taste of London. I met lots of really nice people, from staff to other patrons, and it was nice to see people enjoying the sunshine. 

My beautiful friend Shen, complements the purple décor of the SPG VIP Lounge

My beautiful friend Shen, complements the purple décor of the SPG VIP Lounge

Have fun doing silly things to win giveaways. 

Ametsa Arzak offers a prize if you take a picture at their booth.

Ametsa offers a prize if you take a picture at their booth.

Meatballs at Ametsa

Meatballs at Ametsa

4. Meet Chefs That You Admire

I was so excited to see Monica Galetti. I felt like I knew her, having watched every episode of Masterchef Professionals and it was really refreshing that she was even lovelier in person. She absolutely made my day!

Me and Chef Monica

Me and Chef Monica

5. Discover New Things

I did not consider myself a lover of vodka but then yesterday I was introduced by the most knowledgeable Jim (from Made In The Shade) to Beluga Vodka. One bottle of their premium spirit is about £130 and I now understand that spending extra money on fine spirits makes all the difference. 

Beluga vodka

Beluga vodka

We all know Green & Blacks Chocolate but I had no idea they had so many flavors. Go to their booth and eat as much chocolate as you like while you decide which ones you will buy to take home. My favorites were the Dark Chocolate & Lemon, Dark Chocolate & Ginger and Dark Chocolate & Chili. Their staff are sweet too!

Green & Blacks Lemon Chocolate

Green & Blacks Lemon Chocolate

I am not a lover of kimchi or so I thought until I tasted some yesterday from people who claim they produce Korea’s #1 Kimchi. It was so flavorful and as my friend said it was perfect for her because she needed a source of probiotics. 

Kimchi

Kimchi

Hungarian company Chocopomp makes delicious chocolate treats and presents them in these cute little boxes.

Chocopomp

Chocopomp

This elderflower vodka liqueur nearly missed me but I’m so glad it didn’t!

Chase Vodka

Chase Vodka

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1 Comment

  • Reply Taste of London (Part 2) June 22, 2014 at 5:37 am

    […] I was delighted to be able to return to Taste of London yesterday because truly you need several days at this festival to do everything. I wish I could go back yet again but I will have to leave all the demos and other stalls I missed until next year. This time I wanted to soak up more of the occasion so I decided not to bring Big Sally aka my professional camera but just take some shots using my phone so I could still share the moment with you. If you are thinking about whether you are going to enjoy the last day of the festival today or considering whether you should go next year, also take a look “5 Reasons You Have To Go To Taste Of London This Week“. […]

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