Victoria Food Drink Festival

Headline Date 01-11-2017

Last month, saw the launch of the first Victoria Food & Drink Festival, which showcased the area’s development into one of the capital’s newest food and drink destinations. The five day event welcomed a wide range of both ticketed and public events for people to enjoy.

Photos of the week are now live on our Facebook page.

A few highlights to mention included:

T2 Tea who hosted free chai masterclasses every day. The in-store classes enabled customers to learn about the history and brewing processes of Chai while T2’s tea master taught attendees how to brew the perfect cup of Chai.

Over at Vagabond, Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting, taught the basics of professional wine tasting techniques. This included an introduction to some classic regions and grapes and a few useful tips on how to buy, serve and pair wine with food. Attendees were delighted to find that these free sessions also included mixed platters of fine cheeses and charcuterie!

At Balls Brothers, it was all about the gin. Hosted by the wonderful Timea, hourly sessions gave people the opportunity to explore and taste a selection of gins, and get an education in the history and distilling process of the spirit.

Ibérica showcased the wide diversity of Spain’s wine scene, with a tasting event whereby attendees identified wine notes and mastered the art of drinking from a Porrón!

Keen to show off their new semi-private events space, The Parlour, Greenwood held a cocktail making class where guests were taught how to make 3 cocktails (and then enjoyed the fruits of their labour afterwards!)

Cocktails were also on the agenda at Eaton Square Bar with a Cartavio Rum inspired masterclass. Guests were taught how to make delicious rum cocktails, then given the chance to put their new skills to the test.

During an Autumnal inspired demo event at Sourced Market, leading Natural Chef Ceri Jones talked through how dishes are created with specific cooking tips, provenance of ingredients, alternatives and general tips on seasonality and sustainability.

The Pursuit of HOPPYness was the agenda for the evening at The Phoenix. They teamed up with Meantime Brewery to take guests on an entertaining journey for the senses through the world of hops, making attendees laugh whilst exploring new beer.

As the week drew to a close, Crosstown also got in on the boozy act, arranging a giveaway of complimentary Sandows Cold Brew gin and tonic for the first 100 people purchased a doughnut on Thursday evening.

With education front of mind, Hotel Chocolat, hosted a fascinating talk on the history of chocolate. Guests then enjoyed a glass of prosecco followed by a tasting of six mystery chocolates.

On our Facebook page, you can see some photos.

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