Taste of London festival 2011

Learn skills and secrets from culinary greats at this year's Taste of London festival, returning to Regent's Park for its eighth year
Regent's Park will be filled with heady aromas of Michelin-star quality when the capital's annual festival for foodies returns from 16-19 June. Here's your chance to sample the fine cuisine of London's top restaurants, with wine and champagne tastings making this a completely indulgent day out.

More than 200 exhibitors will offer a huge selection of gastronomic delights at this year's Taste of London Festival, with 40 of London's top restaurants and chefs providing live cooking demonstrations and samples of their signature dishes.

First-timers include Petrus, Le Caprice, ORA and Gauthier Soho, while returning regulars include some of the capital's most well-known and highly acclaimed chefs, from TV favourites Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr, to Silvena Rowe and Richard Corrigan.

Dedicated foodies will get the chance to rub shoulders with their food heroes in The Secret Garden - a "gastronomic oasis" and exclusive behind-the-scenes area with gourmet alfresco dining tucked away in Marylebone Green, where the professionals will mingle with Secret Garden guests during Q&A sessions and mini-masterclasses.

The AEG Taste Theatre will see an all-star line up of top chefs, including Tom Aikens, Jason Atherton and Gary Rhodes, who will share their top tips and culinary secrets in a packed schedule of live cooking demonstrations over the four-day event.

And to complement the high standard of food on offer, the festival's first ever Taste Wine Awards will take place on the preview evening (Wednesday 15 June).

Taste of London festival
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Learn how to reproduce the signature dishes of some of London's top restaurants
A diverse range of wine will be assessed and judged, with winners announced in the following three categories: Taste of Summer Wine Award; Foodies Wine Award; and the Indulgence Wine Award. Festival goers can sample the winning wines throughout the event.

Click here for a selection of recipes provided by participating Taste of London restaurants.

Taste of London Festival: 16-19 June, 2011
Ticket prices: adults, £22 in advance or £26 on the door, plus £1.50 booking fee; children (6-14 years). Secret Garden pass: £95 plus booking fee or £125 on the door. Visit tastefestivals.com.

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