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Celebs toast Taste of London preview event
posted on: 21/6/2012 10:54:06
Top international chefs and restaurateurs descended on Regent’s Park last night (20 June) for the Taste of London VIP preview evening in the festival’s Secret Garden.
Michelin-starred chefs including Theo Randall, Wolfgang Puck, Jason Atherton and David Chang made up the guest list at the star-studded foodie event, which also included celebrity foodies Alex James and Gizzi Erskine.
The winner of the Best in Taste Award 2012 was Club Gascon with ‘Marmite royale and soldiers’ a dish served in a Marmite jar.
Pascal Aussignac explained his inspiration behind the winning dish.
“I’ve always loved to play with ingredients and create dishes that take a much loved ingredient and make people love it even more,” he said.
“The dish is a combination of culinary influences and techniques from my French homeland and my adopted home London.”
Taste Festivals will be hosting 15 restaurant festivals in 2012 setting a new benchmark for food and drink events worldwide.
VisitBritain is set to resume responsibility for international business events promotion as part of the recommendations emerging from the government’s Triennial Review of VisitBritian and VisitEngland.