On Thursday night I had the pleasure of attending the Taste of London festival in Regents Park. A beautiful evening, we spent our time sauntering from stall to stall, chomping on the best nosh from some of the city’s leading restaurants.
We started in a tent full of independent traders trying creamy and intense cheeses from Snowdonia Cheese Company and this beautiful tea from Flora Tea. Their flowers can be reused up to four times and make a spectacular cuppa which is hugely flavoursome and so pretty.
Now well and truly in the swing of things it was time to head to the tents of some of London’s leading restaurants for a gastonomic feast. Firstly, we stopped at Sushisamba to admire their colourful prawn tempura wraps.
We also came across Nina, a pretty little van selling intensely sour lemon sorbet and pretty French pastries made by Nina herself: a lovely young lady who has recently set up her business.
Around us, people lazed on beanbags while deciding where to head next while enjoying a cool drink, soaking up the sights and culinary smells that Taste offers.
After listening to a masterclass from Michel Roux, we were off to Rossopomodoro where I tried their fresh gooey pizza and wacthed in admiration as the team showed off their pizza skills.
Last stop was the Taste of Thailand section for vegetable tempura in a spicy sauce from Blue Elephant.
Details: Taste of London is on until 22nd June in Regents Park, London. Tickets can be purchased at the Taste of London website. ‘Crowns’ are the currency inside; you can purchase them from sellers when you arrive. For pictures of the Taste of London festival, visit alamy.