Offers Great Rates On London Hotels For Foodie Fans Visiting A Taste Of Christmas



Released on: November 30, 2011, 8:14 am
Author: Kieran Kerrigan
Industry: Travel

Culinary luminaries come together for the festive food fair at London's ExCel centre

Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be opening this year's Taste of Christmas on Friday 2nd December 2011, launching the fabulous three-day foodie event at the ExCel centre in East London.

Only 2,000 special ticket holders will get to see these two culinary giants but there are plenty of other ticket options. For visitors who want to see the exhibition in style, the VIP package is the best choice with fast track entry, access to the VIP lounge, and complimentary beverage on arrival among the perks included. Combine the VIP ticket with a room at one of the London hotels and you have all the makings of an indulgent Christmas treat.

This year's Taste of Christmas includes demonstrations, advice and inspiration from renowned foodies such as Gary Rhodes, Antony Worrall Thompson, Rachel Allen, and Theo Randall. In addition, Hibiscus head chef Claude Bosi, chocolatiers William Curley and Paul A Young and Gary Rhodes are just a few of the well-known names putting their baking skills to the test on La Patisserie Peugeot stage with top tips on how to improve your cooking techniques at home.

As well as opening the event, Jamie Oliver offers diners the full restaurant experience at his Big Feastival Pop-Up Restaurant, which can be booked in advance through the Taste of Christmas website. And as an added bonus, visitors to the 11.30am dining session on Friday 2nd December will have the chance to meet the man himself when Jamie makes a personal appearance to oversee service and greet his first diners.

One of the chief attractions of the Taste of Christmas is the coming together of so many of London 's top restaurants under one roof. It's one of the few times you'll find highly rated restaurants such as Benares , Roast and Rhodes W1 competing so closely, luring visitors in with sample sized plates of their signature dishes. Where else would you get to try such mouth-watering delicacies as Roast's Welsh black sirloin steak followed by The Cinnamon Club's delicious Garam masala Christmas pudding with thandai custard?

The well timed event gives visitors the chance to get in the festive spirit and feast on a huge range of food related treats, from sampling top quality produce to participating in cookery classes. For those wishing to get some Christmas shopping done there will be more than two hundred exhibitors selling everything from kitchen gadgets to exotic meats.

For those coming from outside of London , offers a convenient way to book one of the luxury London hotels listed on the website. With Christmas around the corner, it's a great time to be in London to enjoy the fairy lights, ice rinks and the markets that are already entertaining visitors to the city.


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