During my recent trip to the UK with Visit London, I spent the better part of a day at the Taste of London restaurant festival. With appearances by renowned chefs (like cuties Theo Randall and Tom Aikens), delicious tastings from London's most celebrated restaurants, Pimm's cups galore, surprising delights like toffee and truffle vodkas, and access to the fabulous British Airways executive lounge, the event was by far the most fun festival I've attended.
Beyond that, it was the most sophisticated. For some reason, American festivals always seem to have a gritty, "roughing it" vibe with pharmacy-variety fold-up lawn chairs and an excess of fried food. But Taste of London was quite a chic festival, filled with crave-worthy outdoor furniture, elegant white tents, and gorgeous floral arrangements. In fact, I was so inspired by the flowers, I must share my favorite centerpieces with you! Hopefully this eye candy will hold you over until next year's festival, which comes around June 16-19, 2011!