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.
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’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.
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!
Another yummy dish was the icon dish at Club Gascon: Crispy barbecued foie gras.
This salmon at the Young Foodies stand was SO addictive!
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.
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.
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.
Have fun doing silly things to win giveaways.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Hungarian company Chocopomp makes delicious chocolate treats and presents them in these cute little boxes.
This elderflower vodka liqueur nearly missed me but I’m so glad it didn’t!