Last night, chefs Christian Stevenson (AKA DJ BBQ) Tom Aikens, Rohit Ghai, Seb Holmes and Meriel Armitage came together at Skylight, Tobacco Dock ahead of their appearance at The festive edition of Taste of London (15th-19th Nov), the annual showcase of the capitals best culinary talent. From 15-18th November 2018, The Festive Edition of Taste of London will return to Tobacco Dock, transforming it into a winter foodie haven and creating the ultimate celebration of the capital’s culinary scene.
This year, a host of new chefs, bartenders, and experiences will feature across the festival adding to the many reasons The Festive Edition of Taste is a seasonal must for the calendar. New for this year include seven brand new restaurants, masterclasses at the new Urban Kitchen, wine and cheese pairings with Accolade Wine School, the Diner’s Club VIP lounge, cocktail making and even a hot dog party taking place in front of the Taste fire pit.
19 of the capital’s most acclaimed restaurants will appear over the 4-day duration of the festival. Making their debut this year include Nonna Tonda, famous for its delicious handmade pasta dishes, from Pappardelle to butternut squash ravioli. Rohit Ghai’s highly anticipated new Indian restaurant, Kutir, which opens a couple of weeks before Taste. Jamie Oliver’s home of smoke and fire, Barbecoa and authentic Malaysian cuisine, Papparich will also be making their debut.
Taste of London creates the rare opportunity for food lovers to curate their perfect taster menu. Feast on a stellar line-up that includes Taiwanese restaurant with a cult following BAO, Sri Lankan favourite Hopper’s, Basque cuisine, Sagardi and The Cheese Bar, back serving up melted cheesy goodness from speciality toasties to poutine. Appearing for one day only as part of the Daily Special restaurant spot, Bar Douro will be serving up Portuguese sharing plates on Thursday 15th November, followed by vegan Mexican small plates from Club Mexicana on Friday 16th November. Throw in authentic Taiwanese dumplings and exquisite rice bowls, courtesy of Taste newcomers XU and inventive modern Italian fine dining, Rigo, and you have the most decadent feast of the year.