Friday, 17 June 2011

A Taste of London 2011

A Taste of London 2011
A real mouth watering gastronomic journey...
A selection of 40 Top London Restaurants all together in one place

Waitrose stand giving the attendees the opportunity to taste fresh British produce...

Fresh strawberries

San Miguel beer stand

A great place to meet and mingle while drinking their beer and...

tasting their a chance to win a trip to Ibiza 

The oldest brand of rum in existence created in 1703

The Barbados Rum that invented Rum giving samples...

Gaucho grilling stand 

Serving their acclaimed Churrasco de Lomo and corn tamales with chimichurri

Circus entertaining and serving drinks and their specialties

Chapel Down stand 
Oysters & Chapel Down champagne a great combination 

Is it Pimm's o'clock yet?

 I believe so...

Grilled fennel infused lamb chop with mint chutney
Chicken Tikka pie with spiced berry compote
Paneer wrap with Tamarind gel

English custard tart with date puree
Terrine of goose liver spiced pineapple and ginger bread
Smoked salmon with bergamot gel

Olive Oil from stand gave the chance to win a trip to Madrid and

Preparing samples of fresh salad, chorizo and bread with amazing olive oil

Bonne Mamam 

sweetened the tooth with caramel cheese cake and chocolate mousse, coconut cookies, ginger cookies and madelaines

A must hire for your next party/event for a "stand out" impression

"The Corkscrew" unique design by artist Rob Higgs

 Choose your favorite wine...

Let the show begin...

  Place your crystal goblet on the stand...

Pouring the fun...

Pour some more...


Indulgence - sculptural chaise longue
by Lukasz Opalinski

Ariela happy to see you sample her gelato

Great cheese called Stithians  

How to describe the texture of this aged cheese which was an excellent companion for...

the chilled Rosé Rogers & Rufus...

Scottish fried eggs...

Friendly gent with the Scottish fried eggs and pork pies right at the Young's pub stand

Selection of fresh breads and pastries... 

Funkin Cocktails mixers good with Vodka, Rum, or the spirit of your choice...

Original Pink Dry Gin

It would have been the perfect refreshing drink on a nice sunny summer day...

Nice stand to enjoy the Original Pink Gin...

The Gordon Ramsay's Restaurants...

Spiced cherry compote, lemon mascarpone, honeycomb and granola

Braised pork cheeks with creamed potatoes and clove sauce

Pea and mint mousse with goat's curd and pancetta

Strawberry and Champagne soup with fromage fraîche

Jasmine and miso cured salmon, radish shoots, ponzu dressing

Glazed veal shin, white onion  purée, rocket pesto

Lemon cheesecake, black sesame, Earl Grey syrup

Bengali spiced vegetable 'chop' beetroot and raisin
Tandoori Salmon with dill and mustard, green pea relish
Spiced crusted Gressingham duck breast, Hyderabadi korma sauce
Seared scallops, achari cauliflower  purée and stir- fried squid

Cook & Dine experience classes

By signing up you could have had the possibility of cooking on site. I arrived way too late and missed the opportunity to make - Tiramisu (one of my fav desserts) 

Below and above the lucky ones that did sign up on time...

Thick creamy yogurt with different fruit conserves:
blueberry, passion fruit, mango, honeyed and pear 
A real treat

British Airways 
Height Cuisine 
demonstrated their commitment serving great food in the air

Leg of Jamón Serrano 

Roasted suckling pig

Roasted leg of lamb

Wild mushroom fettuccine with black summer truffle.

Octopus carpaccio with slow roasted daterini tomatoes, capers and rocket
Scott's shrimp and scallop burger
Strawberry posset with Mayfield lavender shortbread 


Awarded the Michelin Star 

Barbecued soy and honey marinated lamb spiced with red chillies, shallots, garlic and coriander 
Wasabi Prawns - Tiger prawns with a spicy wasabi mayonnaise alongside little cubes of mango and Thai basil seeds

Chilled Charentais melon with clear beef jelly
Salt cod Brandade, crisp squid and Espelette pepper
Saucisson Lyonnais maison 
Coconut and lime bavarois with fresh basil and lime salad

Suckling Pig roasting...

Making the Spit roast suckling pig and black truffle roll 

More of the suckling roast pig

Iberico pork leg 

Alibi Live 
The pretox blend that will turn around your life!
Good for you, beverage that contains milk thistle, artichoke and gingko extracts as prevention is the best hangover cure ;)

Simply authentic food
Cooking Naan bread on the spot...
won the Superior Taste Award in 2009

Wine tasting from around the globe stands...

More wines of the world...

Brasil stand...

Chance to go to Rio and see the Corcovado 
Hope I win it ;)

A little taste of Samba...

More samba dancers...

And some cheer up the crowd...

Chase Bar stand

English Potato Vodka, Marmalade Vodka & Elegant Crisp Gin 
I tasted the Marmalade Vodka which can be a good companion on a sunny or raining day with its characteristic Seville orange flavour 

Award winning Cider is the preferred cider of the Swedish population and mine too!

Where you can sit down and enjoy their cider 
Serving different flavours: Strawberry -Lime, Wild berries, Pear, and Apple.

Barbados Stand

A taste of the Caribbean with more dancers... 

Caribbean goodies

Global Fusion Vegan Creole Bakery goodies
Great homey bake taste ;)

Purity Madagascar Vanilla Extract
Left side: Vanilla Extract 2 fold Concentration with seeds on the right side: Vanilla Extract 4 fold concentration. 
I tried both extract and it is the best one I have tried full of real vanilla flavour

Genuine Turkish Delights

More sweets...

some Olives...

U'Luvka Vodka
Won 7 major awards including 4 gold medals.
 legendary alchemical vodka produced for the 16th century Polish Royal Court
Creamy and lightly buttery taste with sweet savoury & spicy flavours, aniseed freshness and long vibrant finish 

To Friendship, Love and Pleasure
Magnum Bottle with the U'Luvka glasses

Toffee Vodka
made from triple distilled premium vodka and completely natural toffee syrup.
Tasted and loved the toffee taste that was strong enough and not so sweet ;)

Kent Chips

As the potato lover I am, this was a must stop stand for me ;)
Potatoes from Jersey 

Quality food awards 2010 winner 

Develop a range of fresh soups and pasta sauces along with a new range of SkinnyDips

Skinny soup which was an excellent choice due to the cold and damp weather...

Tried the Asian Tomato Rice & Ginger
Award winning soup rich and very flavorful 

New England Butternut Squash soup just the perfect taste of butternut squash

Tasting of some of their SkinnyDips good companion for crisps 

Great concept...Glorious A to Z of Global Flavours

White Truffle Sauce
Thin leaves of white truffle on a base of parmigiano reggiano and fresh cream

Black Truffle Sauce
The sweet Black Truffle from Norcia combined with its own juice.

Simply amazing taste and longing for more...

More of their stand...

Great space to chill with a Laurent Perrier Champagne

Acclaimed Italian artisans and designers of gelato
Carefully crafted fruit collections selected from the finest regions in the Mediterranean. 

ICE's artisans naturally turn these goods into edible gems. Citrus, Exotic, Nectar, Nuts, and Soft collections cater to the taste of all palates.

Last but definitely not least an amazing Latte done by the Union Roasted stand
Thank you for such a treat ;)

Will for sure go back next year as it is by all means a great event for foodies like me!
Cheers for all the fresh produce, the participant restaurants,the products, all the goodies and the organizers of this event that truly is A Taste of London!
Until next year ;)

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