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Taste of London (Part 2)

June 22, 2014

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“.

Here are a few highlights from day 2 at Taste of London: 

Briefly meeting Michel Roux Jr – he was so gracious and sweet. Even after having taken pictures with lots of other guests he still had time for one more just as he was leaving the stand πŸ™‚

Michel Roux Jr and I

Michel Roux Jr and I

This truffle sauce on bread by San Pietro a Pettine is to die for! Honestly, I didn’t buy any on the spot because I don’t like to eat bread at home as I run the risk of eating it all the time and becoming a balloon but I keep thinking about it and I will have to purchase a jar because the taste is so enjoyable that I cannot resist. You can get it at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

San Peitro a Pettine Truffle Sauce

San Peitro a Pettine Truffle Sauce

In the last two years my love for oysters has grown and grown. In the sunshine there is nothing better than a large fresh oyster and at Taste of London you will not be disappointed. Sip of a glass of bubbly and oysters for only 10 crowns (Β£10) at the Chapel Down Winery stand.

Oysters

Oysters

Oysters

Oysters

 

My favorite dish of the entire festival is from Bar Boulud London. Go and enjoy Bahn mi: French-Vietnamese baguette confit duck, foie gras pΓ’tΓ©, pickles and coconut-chilli sauce for only 5 crowns (Β£5). It satisfied my foie gras craving with its richness and was perfectly balanced tickling all my 5 taste sensations. My phone could not do this dish justice but trust me, you have to try it.

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

Nothing is perfect and despite all the deliciousness, there is another dish I must warn you about. The bread was stale and the filling was not yummy. Steer away from The Truscott Arms’ Potted crab and shrimp burger with pickled cucumber on a brioche bun because it sounds so much better than it is.

Potted Crab and Shrimp Burger

Potted Crab and Shrimp Burger

So there you have it, my last review for this year’s Taste of London. See you there next year! 

Taste of London

Taste of London

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

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