London Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in London. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in London. We've also got the latest London Restaurant News and Wine Events.
The Great British Beer Festival will return August 11-15, 2015, featuring more than 900 cask and bottled ales, ciders and foreign beers. Olympia London has been set as the venue. Tickets cost £10 for each day or £26 for a season pass for non-members (prices are £8 for each day or £22 for a season pass for members). For more information, visit gbbf.org.uk
September 8, October 21, November 25
Hotel Xenia London is holding a series of culinary events. Every six weeks, an Italian “Guest Chef” will take participant diners on a journey through different Italian tastes, traditions and regions. The chef will provide the audience with unique creations available to taste for only one evening. Hotel Xenia London, 160 Cromwell Rd., London SW5 OTL, 0207 442 4242.
The London Restaurant Festival (October 1-31, 2015) is an umbrella event for all sorts of foodie and food-related happenings across London. You can go on gastronomic walks and road trips, see films themed around food, listen to debates, and a whole lot more. For more information visit www.londonrestaurantfestival.com
Claridge's presents a game cookery master class exploring different ways of preparing and cooking grouse, partridge and venison. This class begins over tea and coffee in Claridge’s elegant Art Deco Foyer. Following the practical tutorial, a grouse pie lunch will be served in Claridge's kitchens. The cost is £225 per person, all inclusive. For reservations, call +44 (0)20 7409 6232. Claridge's, Brook St., London W1K 4HR, 020-7107 8862.
Club Gascon offers a Chef's Special three-course menu for £28 from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and after 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Guests may encounter such dishes as a black pudding tart with truffle vinaigrette and aromatic broad beans or glazed ox cheek with iced Worcestershire. Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS, 020-7796 0600.
Obika Mozzarella Bar is offering a free tasting plate (fresh buffalo mozzarella, crostini with n'duja, a slice of artisan pizza, or a piece of stuffed focaccia) when you order a drink. The special is available Monday to Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Obika Mozzarella Bar, 35 Bank St., London E14, 020-3239 8010.
Galvin at Windows, atop The London Hilton on Park Lane, is one of London's top venues, with a fabulous view and a first-rate chef. But if the restaurant seems too full on at lunch, then try the good-value, seasonally changing bar menu. Take a selection of small tapas-style dishes like Scottish salmon, Dorset crab, avocado and pink ginger (£7), risotto of mushrooms and Parmesan (£6), steak with pommes purée (£12), and a cheese plate (£6) accompanied by specially priced drinks - a glass of Champagne at £6.50 or large glasses of wine from £5 to £7, and you have a rare feast at affordable prices. It's served Monday to Friday noon to 3pm (last orders). Galvin at Windows, The London Hilton on Park Lane , 22 Park Ln., 28th Floor, London W1K 1BE, 020-7208 4021.
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