Visiting Taste of London Festival

The World's Greatest Restaurant Festival

This year I was visiting Taste of London for the very first time, it was taking place on the 21-24 of June in Regent’s Park. To be honest I did expect much more from The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival…

Taste of London theatre

In a big part the blame should be on weather that was truly horrible, everyone seemed to be hiding in their own stalls… but there were couple of interesting exhibitions I managed to spot from under my umbrella.

Taste of London Regent's Park 2012

Rico Picante – Peruvian chilli sauces from the company run by sister & brother team using traditional family recipes.

Peruvian chilli sauces

Almondy had some very tasty gluten-free authentic Swedish tårta (cakes).

authentic Swedish gluten-free cakes

Friendly people from Carte Noire were serving samples of deliciously smooth Instinct coffee that was real life saver in that cold & rain (!)

Carte Noire coffee at Taste of London

There was an amazing Taste of Thailand exhibition promoting Thai food and culture.

promoting Thai food and culture

Thailand at Taste of London festival

Deck chairs next to Kamm & Sons‘ bike stand, specializing in ginseng spirit, were very inviting…

ginseng spirit from Kamm & Sons

But my main motive for the visit to Taste of London was to meet Teresa Pérez Millán – director of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español and learn about benefits of olive oil and for that reason I can consider my visit, despite the weather, very successful. You can read more about my discoveries here: The Interprofessional Olive Oil from Spain at Taste of London.

European olive oils at Taste of London festival

The next Taste of London will be happening on 20-23 of June 2013.

With thanks to Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español & Food Matters for the invitation.

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