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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.
John Sharkey, former Group CEO of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, is to become executive vice-president, European Operations of SMG, global provider of management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities, including ex