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Part of a worldwide programme of culinary events, Taste of London is held in the summer in Regent's Park. There is also a further festival with the same name that is located in London's Tobacco Dock in the autumn. Alongside the other 'Taste of' events, which have been held in around 15 of the world's leading cities across the globe, the Taste of London Festival is a chance for restaurant owners from all over the capital to showcase their ideas and menus. The larger of the two annual events attracts some 55,000 visitors, who are interested in the best that London-based restaurateurs have to offer. The other event is smaller and aimed at Christmas catering.
The Taste of London Festival was the first food event put on by the organisers. The inaugural festival took place in 2004. Then, it was held at Somerset House, but the organisers soon needed to find a more spacious location to accommodate the large number of attendees. Spin-off events, such as Taste of Edinburgh, soon followed the success of those held in the UK's capital.
Taste of London Festival highlights
Now a firmly established bi-annual event on London's culinary calendar, the Taste of London Festival is split into two sessions on each day. The summer festival tends to run from Wednesday to Sunday, while the autumn fiesta is a four-day event. Each of the sessions runs for between four and five hours and attendees are able to browse many of the artisan food creation stalls in that time. In addition, visitors can enjoy some of the best restaurant-quality dishes available in the capital. The format tends to be that sample dishes are offered by leading chefs in order to show off their skills. Some of the capital's most famous chefs will produce their signature dishes to try out for a nominal fee, depending on the cost of the ingredients.
Furthermore, some of the best cooks from around the globe, including a number of celebrity chefs, will produce their food in demonstration events that allow visitors to see how these stunning dishes are put together, first hand. As well as master class demonstrations, visitors at each session are able to take part in a range of activities. These include wine tastings, for example. Alternatively, you might prefer whisky and craft beer taster sessions. The festival also includes some boutique food market stalls, with items to both try and buy.
The Taste of London Festival is award-winning. For example, the event won the title of Best Consumer Show at the Exhibition News Awards in 2012.
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