Now in its 3rd year, this annual event continues to bring together coffee lovers from all over the world. The London Coffee Festival welcomes thousands of people each year to enjoy unique tastings, interactive demonstrations and live entertainment. I encourage you to try the world’s finest coffee, Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee, while you are there; you can see how I used it in Bread Pudding.
Starts: 25th April 2013
Ends: 28th April 2013
For more information visit www.londoncoffeefestival.com
Whilst I have yet to visit Chicago I have heard nothing but great things about their restaurant scene so it is no surprise that their annual food festival has become the largest outdoor food festival in the world. Apparently this event gives you the opportunity to sample Chi-town specialities but also a taste of international dishes all at one destination.
July 10-14, 2013 Chicago, IL, Grant Park 11am -9 pm
For more information see their website.
Now to be honest I don’t think you need to look for a reason to visit Vegas because it is an amazing city for eating, drinking, gambling, clubbing and just having a good time. If you think it’s all about gambling (like I once did) then you’re wrong trust me, there is something for every adult. Just in case you need an extra push to visit vegas Vegas Uncork’d may just be that reason. This food event consists of glamourous dinners, opportunities to see the chefs you admire and see what this city has to offer. Check out what I thought of Vegas in my post.
Starts: May 9th, 2013
Ends: May 12th, 2013
For more information about Vegas Uncork’d click here.
I have been to a few festivals, I featured my SOBE Fest experience on The Yummy Truth, however I am told that until I go to Aspen Food & Wine Classic I haven’t seen anything yet. This is considered the godfather of all festivals.
Starts: June 14th, 2013
Ends: June 16th, 2013
For more information visit http://www.foodandwine.com/classic
Year after year this food event boasts thousands of visitors who come to indulge in cuisine from 40 of the city’s best restaurants and food and beverages from best of Britain and across the globe. Hopefully it won’t rain as foodies gather in one of world’s most popular cities. If you are in London this summer you may want to check out “A London ‘Quicky’” for a recommendation for brunch. Tickets go on sale April 2nd.
Starts: June 20th, 2013
Ends: June 23rd, 2013
For more information about Taste of London see their website.
This is the world’s largest rum festival, when I went I fell in love with their bartending competition because it was interactive and fun watching a guy make “legalise it”, a drink with some you know what, that he served to judges in a red green and yellow gong. Pace yourselves ladies and gentlemen because there is a lot of rum to go around. For some inspiration on what to do with you rum at home see my Rum Punch.
Where: The ExCel London, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
For more information about this festival click here.