This is a sponsored article on behalf of Eat and Drink Festival Christmas.
'Tis the season to be jolly, to be generous, and to jam your face with as much festive food and drink as humanly possible. That’s right, Christmas is fast approaching and Eat and Drink Festival Christmas is on hand to help you to celebrate in full-bellied style.
Taking place Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 November at Olympia London, it’s a Christmas cracker of a celebration. Expect celebrity chefs, culinary showcases, expert masterclasses and more tastings than you can shake a cranberry-studded camembert at. What’s more, you can join all the antics for free on a weekday. You heard that right, free tickets! How’s that for seasonal cheer?
Get the live demonstration low-down at The Christmas Kitchen
Of course you’ll want to spend a significant portion of your day indulging (it’s the holidays, after all), but don’t forget to catch your favourite cooks in The Christmas Kitchen. Here, a live demonstration theatre hosts a sparkling line up of top chefs and foodie experts, ready to spill the beans on their best-loved festive fare.
To kick things off, TV chef Rosemary Shrager is going all-out avian with a fabulous four-bird roast that may require table reinforcements. She’ll show you precisely how to prepare this feast - comprising turkey, duck, guinea fowl and pheasant – plus the bonus addition of some yummy apple, hazelnut and sage stuffing. Got more of a sweet tooth? Her Dresdner Stollen masterclass may be more to your taste instead.
If it’s vino that floats your festive boat, you’ll want to join wine expert and TV presenter, Olly Smith, to find out precisely which pours he’s putting on the table this Christmas. Then stick around for The Big Christmas Taste Test, where you can snack your way through the best mince pies, Christmas puddings and cranberry sauces on the market right now. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it.
Each day’s Christmas Kitchen line-up is different, but attention turns to booze as soon as you welcome in the weekend. On Saturday, cocktail bar giants Nightjar share the secrets of their award-winning Eggnog recipe, while the team from Mr Fogg’s Residence (another of London’s best drinking dens) are raising temperatures on Sunday with their guide to the ultimate hot Christmas cocktail. To round things off? Toast to a brilliantly Buon Natale with Bunga Bunga, and discover how their delicious Christmas cocktail ties into traditional Italian festivities. Cin cin!
Gobble up a pair of FREE weekday tickets!
Whether you’re looking to find a new festive treat, stock up the Christmas cupboards or simply gorge on goodies, Eat and Drink Festival Christmas is a must for food-loving Londoners. And it couldn’t be much easier to get your hands on a free pair of weekday tickets. Simply head over to the Eat and Drink Festival Christmas website, choose your preferred weekday date, pop in the code LONDONEDX and you’ll soon be more stuffed than Rosemary’s four-bird roast. Enjoy!
Eat and Drink Festival Christmas takes place 20-24 November 2019 at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Adult tickets cost £19-£21 on the door or £13-£15 in advance, but Londonist readers can go for FREE on weekdays by entering the code LONDONEDX on the ticket booking page. Terms and Conditions: Book before 11 November 2019. Maximum of two free adult tickets per person. Children aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by an adult. Free tickets valid on weekdays only. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Offer capped at 500 pairs. Tickets are non-transferable, non-assignable and there are no cash alternatives. All tickets will be scanned upon entry. Multiple applications will be refused entry onsite.