Yesterday was one of those days that went by so incredibly fast. I'm not sure what we did in the morning, but I remember going to the gym and rushing to get to Regents Park by 5.30pm when our tickets to Taste of London started. I can honestly say I do not go to many festivals, I don't think I have ever been to one, so this was a good start. Taste of London is a huge food festival in Regents Park. It's on every year and it is just full of food. If you are hungry you should stop reading now and read the rest later, I took almost only pictures of the food. Ready?
It was a great event to go to and buzzing with people. I could hardly believe the queues for some of the places, but when London's top restaurants bring their best it is expected. We arrived at 5.30pm and left at 10pm. It was the fastest 4.5 hours I have experienced in a long time. I was surprised when they announced that the festival was closing at 9.30pm, I could have stayed for another hour just eating.
One of my friends used to work for Gauthier Soho and since they had their food stand we decided to give them a visit and I don't regret it a bit. Before arriving at the festival I drooled over the menus online and one thing that jumped out was the risotto from Gauthier. I wanted it. Back to my friend, she recognized her old colleagues who were so generous they loaded a crazy amount of food on us. Glorious food! Fancy croque monsieur, foie gras "ferrero rocher", truffle risotto and a pretty spectacular chocolate cake. We went straight to get drinks after!
All in all it was definitely a successful event. I left happy and filled with fancy food. However as a little bit of criticism to the Taste of London people, this thing is not cheap! We bought our tickets through Time Out and got a 2 for 1 offer, and I saw Groupon offering reduced price tickets too, but even with these deals, the ticket only gets you in. Then you have to start paying for the food. And that ain't cheap I tell you. Not that you shouldn't go, you definitely should go, just make sure you have saved up (around £30-£40 each if you want to eat and drink a bit)
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x