Celebrity chefs line up for Taste of London

Celebrity chefs from all over the world will join a line-up of London's stars for the starriest Taste Festival this year.

More than 50,000 foodies are expected to descend on Regents Park in June for the four-day Taste of London 2012 festival to sample selected dishes from 40 of the city’s top restaurants.

Organisers say the festival has attracted the most impressive line-up of Michelin-starred restaurants and world-renowned chefs in its nine-year history.

They have also introduced an Olympic tie-in, with five pavilions dedicated to international cuisine offering visitors authentic flavours from destinations off the beaten track, including Malaysia, Brazil and Peru.

Jason Atherton, who launched Maze with Gordon Ramsay before setting up his Pollen Street Social to acclaim last year, said: “London is without doubt the world’s number one when it comes to finding quality cuisine from all around the world. Where else could you find as many Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants as French and Italian?

“It’s remarkable and Taste of London is a brilliant opportunity for people to enjoy a flavour of what London will be serving up to the rest of the world this summer.”

Theo Randall, whose InterContinental in Park Lane has won rave reviews since opening in 2006, is working on a selection of special dishes - including a variation on his signature warm chocolate souffle.

He said: “There are so many chefs from all over the world who are opening restaurants in London that it’s hard to keep up. You could spend your life going around and trying them all out.

“At Taste, you get a showcase of what’s happening in one place in one day.”

London’s top restaurants including Le Gavroche, Gauthier Soho, Rhodes 24, Club Gascon, Petrus, Maze, Benares and Tamarind will all be running kitchens at the event.

International stars jetting in include Wolfgang Puck, from Spago in Beverly Hills, Bruno Loubet, and Korea’s David Chang, owner of Momofuku.

Visitors can also try and buy from 200 food and drink producers, enjoy fine wine tasting and watch some of the world’s greatest chefs demonstrate their skills live on stage.

Tickets priced £24 for adults and £12 for children are now on sale.

Click this link for tickets and more information

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