Dainty (and delicious) Yauatcha dim sum photography by Chris Osburn
Summer's in the air. People are filling the parks. The tourists are coming. And London is hankering for some al fresco nibbles. Yep, it's time for Taste of London.
From fish and chips from Bentley's for traditionalists, dainty dim sum from Yauatcha for the trendy set and courgette flowers stuffed with goats cheese and drizzled with honey from Salt Yard for the gourmands along with offerings from a total of 40 London restaurants, this year's ToL promises plenty of yum - as long as you don't mind queuing, negotiating crowds or using the festival's crown currency system.
Big name chefs (we hear Blumenthal's coming) and food biz pros doing lots of demos and hosting activities such as a Laurent-Perrier Champagne masterclass will please attendees seeking to discover what's hip and happening in the culinary world. Held the 17th to the 20th of June at Regent's Park, we suspect the 2010 version with a featured Taste of Malaysia focus will be as successful and popular as in the past.
Planning to go? Tickets range in price from £22 (£12 for children) for admission to £55 for a VIP package which includes fast track entry, access to a VIP area, glass of champagne and £20 worth of crowns. Visit the Taste of London website to learn more and to book.