Wednesday 27 June 2012

Taste of London

The 'almas caviar' of foodie events and one of the most anticipated dates in our diary saw Regent's Park transform into an alfresco, gourmet's paradise... 
40 top restaurants from both the city and further afield, totalling an impressive eleven michelin stars, gathered together to whip up a delectable array of signature dishes and culinary delights.

We listened in awe to Ashley Palmer-Watts, Protégé of Heston, as he explained the inner workings of The Fat Duck (sigh), gorged on a few too many of The Bowler's famous meatballs - whilst perched on fairy stalls in The Secret Garden, attempted to consume our body weight in 'Rocktails' and went through more crowns than the Tower of London, all whilst basking in the London sun.

Our favourite dish was a toss-up between Barbecoa's burger and the mini fish & chips by Kensington Place - which in our opinion, should be renamed 'newspaper wrapped cones of heaven'.

It's hardly suprising our tastebuds have already begun the countdown to next year...!

Barbecoa burger, with Westcombe cheddar, streaky bacon
and sweet onions

Kensington Place - Mini fish & chips

Bar Boulud - Tunisienne 'hot dog'
lamb merguez with harissa, roasted peppers, brioche
bun and mint yoghurt

The Hinds Head - Tea smoked salmon with soda bread

Gaucho - Sea bass ceviche with mango and passion fruit sauce

Barbecoa - Crispy pigs' cheeks, piccalilli

The Savoy Grill - Chargrilled dry-aged Lake District farmer's sirloin

Barbecoa - Pulled pork shoulder with BBQ sauce and coleslaw

Cotidie - Tuscan-style bread and tomato soup with buffalo stracciatella

The 'Forgotten Foods' roulette profiles a range of seasonal and native British foods with the aim to raise awareness - so that they may be rediscovered and returned to the market...

Q & A with Ashley Palmer-Watts

The Bowler's delicious meatball van..

'Gosh Brownies' - Cookies and Scream

Asia de Cuba - Mexican doughnuts
Sweet brioche rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with butterscotch sauce -
served with a mojito sorbet

        Dress: Traffic People, Wellies: Hunter             
Top: Harley Davidson, Shorts: Miss Selfridge, Cardigan: New Look

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