I am pretty sure, many of you must be familiar with Taste of London festival.
Taste of London Festive Edition, the little sister of the Taste festival held in Summer, is the perfect way to kick start Christmas in style. Located in Tobacco Dock ( East London ) , it is converted into nothing short of Foodies Paradise filled with AEG Master Classes, Taste Theatre, sample signature dishes from London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, festive tipples and shopping for the festive season ahead!
Despite being a food blogger, Surprisingly this is my first visit to the Taste of London festival(sponsored by AEG)
For some reason or the other, my plans to visit Taste has been foiled every year but I’m so pleased to be have made it this year.
Not just freak out with the amazing classes, I was also absolutely lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside a world-renowned chef Mr Cyrus Todiwala at the Taste theatre.
The whole experience was absolutely amazing – cooking in front of an audience and preparing alongside with Chef Cyrus. He was absolutely hilarious and lively!! Infact he made me loosen up and feel myself at the Taste Theatre. There were so many tips that I learnt from the chef in that short duration. At any point of time I never felt that this was the first time I’m actually meeting chef Cyrus.. We cooked up Crab curry and potato Bonda’s and it was a fabulous experience.
Whilst preparing this awesomelicious savoury dish I also a chance to get my hands on the appliances in the AEG Mastery range.
they are fabulous, super easy to use and works with the touch of a button.
The induction hobs have sensitive touch control that reacts quickly and accurately, ensuring precise heat selection. Some of the cool features include Power Boost, Stop +Go Function, Flexibility cooking zone,Child safety lock, adjustable timer and heat indicator.
Cleaning the induction hob can be done with ease using the easy go microfibre.
The AEG stand mixer, stick mixer and the fabulous induction hob -loved to them all in a brief hands-on session.
Well, that moment was absolutely special being my debut attempt cooking life for an audience.
Some of the other exciting things about Taste of London is how interactive & engaging it is. AEG also hosted a series of Baking events with Richard Burr and Kathy Slack. Though I couldn’t attend one of their classes, I was absolutely lucky to spend some brief glorious moments with the fabulous duo.
I also got a chance to meet Anjum Anand, the curator of the Spice Tailor range and cookbook Author. How fabulous it is .. Isn’t it!!
What can I expect the taste of London festival?
Taste of London had an afternoon and an evening session and each of them lasting between 4 to 5 others. You can accordingly buy tickets depending on the session that you would like to attend. This gives you ample time to browse the gourmet stores, enjoy in-house activities, taste the signature dishes from your favourite restaurants and enjoyed the bars.
Get hands-on interactive masterclasses and demonstrations from the experts
Sample some of the signature dishes from London’s exciting restaurants
Discover artisan products from smaller but equally passionate producers
What are my top tips for visiting taste of London?
Come planned and sign up for demos and classes well in advance.
Remember to wear warm clothing for the festive edition. Tobacco doc can get really cold in the evening so just remember to read one clothing for the festive edition.
There is so much to do at the festival that very comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved.
Do bring some handy bags tucked inside your backpack as you might be lucky collecting some samples and goodies at the Taste. This bag can come handy buying artisan products at the food market.
Super thanks to the lovely team at AEG for inviting me to the taste of London festival edition . Santa, are you reading my post – the stick mixer is on my Christmas list this year 🙂
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by AEG