Taste of London, highlight of the summer foodie calendar, will transform the beautiful Regent’s Park into a culinary wonderland, 15th – 19th June 2016. The world’s greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, is set to impress with an exceptional line-up of some of the UK’s best chefs, a selection of more than 40 of London’s latest greatest and most exciting restaurants, live cooking demonstrations, interactive culinary features, mouth-watering masterclasses, live entertainment and more.
This year, Taste of London is delighted to welcome a host of world class chefs who will cook up a storm on stage at the AEG Taste Theatre: the mastermind of incredible two Michelin-starred, self-titled restaurant in Rock, Cornwall, Nathan Outlaw and the return of one of the UK’s most well-respected and of-the-moment chefs, Monica Galetti. World-renowned chef Pierre Koffmann will be bringing his London restaurant Koffmann’s to Regent’s Park and Spanish/Italian specialist and entrepreneur Ben Tish will be at the festival with Ember Yard. The quality line-up of top chefs appearing at Taste of London also includes Pascal Aussignac, Francesco Mazzei, Daniel Doherty and Jose Pizarro.
Food enthusiast will be spoilt for choice with more than 200 taster-sized signature dishes from 40 of London’s best restaurants on offer to sample. New restaurants for 2016 include Sea Containers, known for their eclectic fusion of English/American cuisine, the creators of ‘new school’ fish and chips Hook, a taste of Mexico from Mole Taco Bar and two of the finest vegetarian restaurants in the Capital Vanilla Black and Amico Bio. Also new for 2016 are gym-turned-restaurant German Gymnasium, serving Mittel-European inspired dishes, and bar and grill M Restaurants boasting the best cuts of meats from all over the World. Look out for restaurants popping up at the ‘Daily Special’ site, a daily-changing selection of four of London’s latest, of which The Typing Room is confirmed. Returning again due to popular demand are Taste of London favourites Duck & Waffle, SUSHISAMBA, Club Gascon, Spice Market, Cinnamon Club, Roux at Parliament Square, Roka and L’Autre Pied.
For festival goers who want the chance to learn the tricks of the trade there is the AEG Let’s Taste Live cooking experience. Here you can enjoy interactive hands-on cooking classes, picking up tips, techniques and secrets from Jeremy Pang owner of the School of Wok.
There will be plenty of choice when it comes to washing down your food with your favourite tipple with Taste’s official Drinks Theatre the place to discover the latest in unusual and exotic drinks trends. Visitors will be able to sip their way through a series of free masterclasses covering a range of topics from food and wine pairings with top London chefs and sommeliers, to tasting and mixing ports and spirits.
Furthermore, Champagne Laurent-Perrier will be returning to Taste of London and this year proudly announces their partnership with The Grill at The Dorchester. The theme of the collaboration is ‘entertaining at home’ where executive chef, Christophe Marleix and Daniel Brennan from Laurent-Perrier will conduct an interactive masterclass showcasing the house’s finest Champagnes paired with tantalising dishes cooked by the team from The Grill at The Dorchester.
Beer lovers should head to The Tap Room and try some of the UK’s finest craft beer, or take part in tasting sessions with master brewers from the likes of HonestBrew, Harviestoun Brewery, Wildman Craft Beer and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company.
New for 2016 and certain to excite lovers of all things dessert: Dessert Hour when one hour, every session of the festival will be designated wholly to presenting delicious desserts of all shapes, sizes and flavours to be devoured by those of us with a sweet tooth.
Other stand-out features include The Wild Kitchen a rustic theatre showcasing back-to-basics cooking techniques using raw ingredients and demonstrating grilling, fermenting and smoking techniques all over a fire pit and wood fired smoker.
Taste Festivals partner DS Automobiles will be bringing together well know chefs to create new takes on classically inspired French dishes that are synonymous with its Parisian avant-garde spirit, excellence and innovation.
The hugely popular Bandstand, curated by Coffee House Sessions will stage exceptional new music from London’s best unsigned bands and singer-songwriters.
With a generous offering of complimentary activities to take part in from champagne and food pairings, mixology and craft beer tastings to sausage making and much more, there is something for everyone with this year’s exceptional event.