July is the month for feasting in London as Foodies Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary North and South of the River at Alexandra Palace, 3,4,5th, July. Expect Michelin-star and celebrity chefs, new food and drink theatres, artisan producers and more street food than you can shake a satay stick at.
Visitors to the festival this summer can look forward to toasting Foodies’ big year in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre, where experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe will guide visitors through this season’s best British bubblies from the UK and around the world, while beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre, matching foods with locally produced craft beers.
A New Tasting Theatre offers ‘How to Sniff Chocolate like a Rockstar’ and Chocolate Safari masterclass with Coeur de Xocolat, and local experts guide visitors through Urban Bee Keeping, Cheese Tasting, Mixology and Spice Balancing.
The Cake & Bake Theatre is an inspiration for passionate bakers with top local cake makers and bakeries sharing their tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials.
The Street Food Avenue is a feasting hub at the heart of the festival, offering a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world. Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines visitors can tuck into at communal tables in theFeasting Tent.
With over 200 exhibitors in the Artisan Producers Market selling award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments; festival-goers will be spoilt for choice with samples and for what to buy to take home and enjoy – a perfect setting to meet the producers and share their passion for food and drink.
Little foodies can explore their taste buds and learn basic skills with Picnic in the Park themed masterclasses in the Childrens Cookery Theatre, where Kiddy Cook will show them how to make finger sandwiches, jellies and chocolate bugs.
After a day of food and fun, foodies can relax with a spot on the grass and soak in the atmosphere with live music from the entertainment stage and a glass of bubbly or cocktail from the Giant Pimm’s Teapot or Captain Morgan Mojito Galleon.
Top chefs appearing at Foodies Festival Alexandra Palace include:
– Tony Rodd – MasterChef 2015 finalist
– Emma Spitzer – MasterChef 2015 finalist
– Aldo Zilli – TV Chef
– Rakesh Ravindran Nair – The Cinnamon Club
– Adam Handling – Adam Handling at Caxton
– Alex Theibaut – Maze (Gordon Ramsay)
– Anna Haugh – London House (Gordon Ramsay)
– Arnaud Stevens – SixtyOne
– Andrew Jones – The Chamberlain
– Maria Tampakis – Heddon Street Kitchen
– Gerald Mirey – The Narrow
– MasterChef finalists Saira Hamilton and Jackie Kearney
– Peter Joseph – Tamarind
– Daniel Kerr -T.E.D
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus