Billed as the world’s greatest restaurant festival Taste of London returns to Regents Park from 18 – 22 June. Whether you love cooking or just enjoy eating good food there really is something for everyone. As well as all the restaurants, food and wine producers you will find more innovative and interactive cookery demonstrations and famous chefs than you can shake a stick at. Like a fashion catwalk this really is where you’ll find all the latest culinary trends and be able to sample food from around the world.
The Electrolux Taste Theatre will be hosting live demonstrations from the world’s best chefs including the likes of Michel Roux Jr, Eric Lanlard and Tom Kerridge to name just a few. A new feature for this year is the Stubbins Kitchen Garden where visitors can watch top chefs such as Thomasina Miers, Claude Bosi, Sophie Michell, Daniel Doherty and Neil Rankin demonstrate their skills on the fire pit with freshly picked produce in the rustic outdoor kitchen. Also new for this year is the Cook Skills Theatre hosted by Valentine Warner which will allow visitors to sharpen their kitchen skills with live chef demonstrations and displays. From filleting fish to perfecting sauces chefs will pass on their knowledge and tips to help you become a better cook.
Have you heard the buzz about Korean food? If not you’ll need to head over to Gizzi Erskine’s Korean Tasting Chef’s Table. Taste of Thailand brings you cookery demonstrations, restaurant and street food, fruit sampling, musical entertainment and even a spot of massage should you need it!
There are some workshops for which you need to book and pay ahead like the Balvennie (Single Malt Whisky) Masterclass. If whisky isn’t your thing then how about ‘The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Masterclass’. How about Inamo’s exclusive master classes in sushi and sake where you can learn how to transform succulent fish and vegetables into works of art or jus have fun trying. You get to take your creations home in a box!
I’ve really just scratched the surface to give you a flavour of the festival so for more information and ticket prices head over to Taste of London.
Where to Stay:
If you really want to soak up the atmosphere and not have to worry about staying late or having a drink then why not book an overnight stay at one of Holiday Inn’s nearby hotels? If you’re planning on bringing your family then the good news is that kids under 19 can stay for free (check terms and conditions). The following day you could do some sightseeing or hit the shops on Oxford or Regents Street before heading home!
The Holiday Inn, Regents Park is a 3 minute drive from the festival.
The Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury is a 9 minute drive from the festival.
NB: This is a commissioned article in collaboration with IHG – The Intercontinental Hotels Group.