This is a sponsored article on behalf of Taste of London.
Next month Regent’s Park will be transformed into a culinary wonderland when Taste of London festival arrives.
Even better, our friends at Taste of London are offering discounts on standard tickets to all Londonist readers:
- Tickets for Wed-Thurs at £13 (full price £16)
- Tickets for Friday at £17 (full price £21)
- Tickets for Sat-Sun at £25 (full price £28)
Get your tickets now! Use the code 'Londonist' to redeem the discount at the check out.
Why buy tickets? Here are five reasons:
1. Taste the best food London has to offer
London is home to many of the world's best restaurants, and no less than 40 of them will be at Taste of London this year. This is a unique opportunity to try a plethora of different dishes, with food served in taster portions to make sure you can do just that. Many of our favourite kitchens will be setting up outposts, including Pizarro (some of the best tapas in London), Hoppers (Sri Lankan street food) and Chick 'n Sours (fried chicken like you've never tasted it before).
2. Watch live demos from the UK's greatest chefs
Learn from the best chefs in the country at a series of live cooking demonstrations. Legends such as Pierre Koffman, Bruno Loubet and Theo Randall will all take to the stage to show off their specialist skills. Learn about Southern Italian food from Francesco Mazzei and how to bake a cake on a BBQ with Ben Tish.
3. Learn cookery skills from the professionals
Fancy getting a bit more hands on? TV chef Jeremy Pang from the School of Wok cookery school is giving lessons. You'll be able to try out new recipes, pick up hints, tips and techniques and test them out using the latest AEG steam and induction technology.
4. Drink in the atmosphere
Champagne Laurent-Perrier is the official drink of Taste of London 2016, and multiple vintages will be available to sample. There will also be food and champagne pairing masterclasses, where Laurent-Perrier will be matched with top quality seafood such as Hansen and Lydersen smoked salmon and The Dorchester's signature lobster chowder.
A wine and spirits theatre will be dedicated to the latest and most unusual wines and spirits of the world, with top sommeliers and industry insiders on hand to give advice and chat. There will also be plenty of beer, with House of Hops serving a selection of London’s finest craft beers. Cocktails will be available from the Casa Havana Mojito Shack and Mr. Fogg's Gin Safari.
5. Relax in the stunning surroundings
Regent's Park is a perfect setting to enjoy the best of London's food and drink scene this summer. Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy live music at the Taste of London Bandstand, or wander around the small producers market, where over 200 of the UK's finest food and drink producers will be selling their produce. There will be a gastronomic treat around every corner, basically — and all in one of London's most beautiful Royal Parks.