Taste of London 2016: foodie paradise returns to London's Regent's Park

Regent's Park will again be transformed into a foodie mecca thanks to the annual Taste of London restaurant festival returning for its summer extravaganza. From top London restaurants offering taster plates, to interactive culinary demonstrations, there's something to give everyone food for thought...

Taking over the royal park from June 15 to June 19, the Taste of London restaurant festival will host more than 170 food stalls and bars.

Londoners will be given the chance to enjoy dishes from the capital's most exclusive and hottest restaurants for a fraction of the normal price. Most dishes range from £3 to £6, although selected 'ICON' dishes will cost slightly more. 

Sample Duck & Waffle's famous signature dish of crispy duck leg with mustard maple syrup, spicy tuna tartare from Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen and the seriously addictive buffalo wings from MeatLiquor. 

Quench your thirst at the Champagne Laurent-Perrier clubhouse or work your way through produce from Britain's craft breweries at The House of Hops. 

Sampling the dishes: there are over 170 different food stalls and bars to try over the course of five days 

More than 200 artisan brands will showcase their produce at the boutique food market stalls scattered around the festival.

Watch and learn from the experts, with a variety of masterclasses and demonstrations. Arrive early because most events can be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many are free to attend but some may have a charge. 

Among the events is AEG Tasteology, which will take visitors on a culinary journey. New for 2016, they will bring its travel documentary to life in four episodes, Source, Chilli, Heat and Experience. Places for the free eat-along sessions are first come, first serve.

For drink connoisseurs, the makers of award-winning Balvenie single malt Scotch are hosting a 30-minute tasting masterclass. Tickets are £15 and must be bought as an add-on for your entry ticket. 

This year, the festival is hosting esteemed chef Pierre Koffmann, who trained Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, to help him celebrate 50 years in the kitchen; catch his live cooking presentation on opening night for some hot tips. 

Aspiring chefs: watch and learn from the experts with a selection of special masterclasses

Follow @TasteofLondon on Twitter to keep an eye out for a special tweet. The first eight people who retweet each day will be treated to a top secret recreation of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony room. 

Tickets start from £16 and can be bought from the website.



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