Yesterday evening I went along to the Food Festival: Taste of London. It was my first visit so I had no idea what to expect, however it turned out to be a lot more like a proper festival, including portaloos and mud too! However, as this was all taking place in Regent’s Park rather than a farm in the South West, it was posh portaloos (with toilet paper, soap and hand towels) and carpeted pathways for the ladies in their heels.
The highlight of the evening had to be watching Michel Roux Junior demonstrating how to make croutons along with burning my tongue on some extreme Chilli Chocolate from the South Devon Chilli Farm stand.
With my Crowns (the local currency 2 crowns: £1) I purchased Courgette Flowers from Opera Tavern, Massaman Curry from Suda Thai and Oxcheek and Mash from The Hind’s Head. I also had the most delicious chocolate ice cream ever from Purbeck Ice Cream.
And not to forget my OOTD:
Leather Jacket: Zara (Summer 2012)
Speckled Grey Jumper: Urban Outfitters (Summer 2012)
Peach trousers: Zara (Summer 2012)
Watercolour Effect Scarf: Topshop (Summer 2011)
Muddy Black and White Bow Shoes: Dune (Summer 2010)
Leather and Suede Handbag: Zara (Summer 2012)
Other highlights included: a yummy strawberry and clotted cream scone from West Country Cream Teas, beer tasting with Innis and Gunn Brewing Company, getting merry on Rekordelig Wild Berries, munching on Boxerchips and frequent visits to the Lindt stand for unlimited amounts of chocolate. Wow did I eat a lot!
Taste of London is on tonight (5.30pm-9.30pm) and tomorrow (12pm-5pm) and tickets are available to buy on the door at £28 per person, you can also purchase tickets on their website here. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re a foodie like me!