Taste of Christmas festival

If you needed any more encouragement to get into the festive spirit, this year’s Taste of Christmas will bring four days of culinary delights to excite your taste buds.

For more information and tickets, visit tasteofchristmas.com.
Thursday November 21 to Sunday 24, 2013
Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, E1W 2SF

From November 21-24 the Tobacco Dock in Wapping will be home to some of the most exciting restaurants, food markets and entertainment in London. 

With several new restaurants added to this year’s lineup, passionate foodies will be able to taste signature dishes from the innovative Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, as well as Old Street favourite Beard to Tail and gastro pub The Truscott Arms. Pop-up maestros Disco Bistro will make their Taste of Christmas debut, featuring dishes from a number of their restaurants including Disco Bistro, The English Laundrette and Rock Lobsta at Mahiki, while The Hix Group will showcase dishes from Tramshed, Hix Soho and Hix Chophouse and the Salt Yard Group.

Alongside these exciting new additions will be a selection of Taste favourites including the Michelin starred Benares, Pascal Aussignac’s Club Gascon and the award-winning Indian, The Cinnamon Club. 


And for those wanting a little inspiration in the kitchen, top chefs will be putting their individual twists on Christmas classics in the Electrolux Taste theatre. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be cooking up some mouth-watering favourites and sharing his top seasonal tips. The renowned Michel Roux Jr and his sous chef at Le Gavroche, Monica Galetti, will also make a return, alongside celebrated chef and restaurateur Mark Hix; earthy English fair from Valentine Warner; top TV chef Gizzi Erskine and French pâtissier Eric Lanlard who will give a masterclass on the finest festive puddings and desserts, sure to bring out the sweetness in the hardest of hearts.

The Christmas Food and Drink Market will provide an abundance of inspiration for gifts and indulgent party recipes. With over 180 fine food and boutique stalls showcasing everything from the finest chocolate and confectionary, to seasonal ingredients and wines, festive shoppers will find all they need to create the perfect event.


Each day foodies will be able to indulge their senses with an outstanding array of cheese and chocolate tastings, sample the finest whiskeys in the dark, and learn expert culinary tips in the interactive Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets. And if all the delights take their toll, guests can relax in style in the Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar.

For more information and tickets, visit tasteofchristmas.com.

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