Renowned chefs, food experts and TV chefs from some of the countries’ best restaurants will cook up a storm on The Foodie Stage with live demonstrations, sharing creative tips and culinary secrets.
The Eat & Drink Festival brings together street food vendors, artisan food producers, top food brands as well as experts in cuisines from around the world and mixologists. From late night dining to shopping for fresh produce, there’s something to everyone’s taste.
Showcasing the finest flavours in modern cuisine from across the world to the streets of London, The Great Eat area offers samples of a selection of dishes by food visionaries, ranging from Italian to Indian and burgers to bavarois for lunch or dinner.
The Eat & Drink Festival 2018 is back for its second year at Olympia London.
This year the Festival commences on 17 March and runs until 2 April.
Advance ticket prices start from £14 for weekday adult tickets and children aged 15 and under go free.
Eat & Drink Festival visitors will also receive free entry into the Ideal Home Show which is also taking place at Olympia London.
Top chef Aldo Zilli will present seasonal fish recipes with an Italian twist from his home country, while TV star and celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager is set to demonstrate quick versions of family classics.
Also joining the festival is BBC TV’s Masterchef: The Professionals star chef Monica Galetti as she talks about her experiences on the show and how to create show-stopping dishes at home. In addition, Dean Edwards, a firm favourite on ITV’s Lorraine, cooks up nutritionally-balanced meals to suit everyone and internationally renowned chef Theo Randall creates some of his most delicious recipes for the crowd.
Olly Smith, regular wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, appears live at The Drinks Station, talking about top trends for 2018 and sharing tips and tricks on how to pair food with the right beverages.
At Late Night Thursdays, the country’s top street food vendors serve meals until 9pm, offering a dining experience with live music, performed by London’s up and coming street musicians and artists.
At The Drinks Station, industry experts share tips and tricks on how to pair food with the right drinks. Creative cocktails crafted by top mixologists and inventive bartenders, can be enjoyed.
Visitors can take the Eat & Drink experience home; sample and shop for the freshest produce and handmade products at the Artisan Producers’ Markets including juices, jams, flavoured oils, locally-sourced cured meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables.