The ultimate #TasteofLondon guide… for meat lovers
With more than 160 dishes to try at Taste of London as well a plethora of live demonstrations, masterclasses, bars and artisan producers … what to eat? which chefs to see? what masterclasses to take part in? Decisions, decisions.
Taste team to the rescue! Meat lovers – we’ve got your day covered with this handy plan:
Make a start by heading to Pilsner Urquell to wet your whistle, where Brew Master Vaclav Berka will show you how to pour your own perfect pint of unpasteurised Czech tank beer direct from the 170 year old brewery in Plzeň. Take a short stroll to Ember Yard and try their iconic Iberico pork & foie gras burger with Iberico pancetta & melted Zamorano – meat perfection!
Next up head to the Whole Foods Market Kitchen and assist Kitty Fishers Head Chef and master of wood-fired cooking Tomos Parry in gathering ingredients from the herb garden for a delicious welsh lamb dish cooked on open flame.
Having worked up an appetite it’s surely time to sample one of more than 140 dishes to try at the festival. You’ll find no better restaurant to start at than Brad McDonald’s Shotgun BBQ. His mouth watering Southern Fried Chicken and Pickle is one of our 30 Dishes to Try at Taste of London.
If you feel the urge to attempt a recreation of Brad’s epic Southern American style dishes at home, seek out Riverford Organic where you’ll find an array of award-winning meats sourced from organic farmers – sign up for a Riverford Organic ingredients box and get everything you need delivered to your door.
Now you’re spoiled for choice – what to do next? To Taste of Turkey to absorb the sights and smells of London’s new favourite trend, Eastern inspired grilled meats, the likes of which have inspired Taste of London restaurant Babaji Pide? To the AEG Taste Theatre to watch The Quality Chop House’s Shaun Searly demonstrate why the site of his restaurant has been synonymous with carnivorous eating since 1869? Or to Action Against Hunger where no fewer than 5 chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi and Raymond Blanc have created their ultimate burger for you to try in support of Taste’s favourite charity?
Whatever you choose, don’t leave without expanding your meat horizons with a Kangaroo Tikka Roll at Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen paired with a fine Sloe Gin cocktail from London-distillers, Sipsmith. This isn’t about stuffing your face at the latest generic BBQ joint; this is about tasting London’s best meats at The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival.