Bank holiday food festival for Spanish cuisine lovers.
With abundant sunshine and bank holiday to look forward to there’s plenty to do outdoors this weekend. If you haven’t made any plans yet why not take a break from the usual activities Londoners enjoy this time of year – beer gardens and shopping, and try the evocative culture and culinary delights of Spain at the Streets of Spain food festival?
The event, organised by Spanish wine brand, Campo Viejo, will bring the atmosphere, colours and tastes of Spain to the streets of London with this four-day celebration of modern Spanish wine, food, culture and art.
Head of marketing for Campo Viejo wines, Lucy Bearman said: “There seems to be a love affair with all things Spanish at the moment when it comes to food and drink. The fact that El Celler was named best restaurant in the world is testament to that, and the fact that this is the first time that La Boqueria stallholders have come to London is also a reflection of that.”
Market-stall owners from the world famous La Boqueria will be offering their delicious produce direct from Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. La Boqueria market is known worldwide for its high quality stalls of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and its tapas bars are considered to be the best in the world.
Joining them are internationally renowned urban artists Okuda and Remed, and Campo Viejo winemakers.
Highlights of the event include Spanish gastronomy with cooking masterclasses by La Boqueria chefs and Campo Viejo winemakers. A pop-up tapas restaurant hosted by Michelin-starred Spanish chef, Angel Pascual, as well as live art demonstrations.
Oscar Ubide, director of La Boqueria, said: “La Boqueria has an incredible reputation because it has become the most important supplier of all Catalan Spanish restaurants.” Mr Ubide also paid tribute to the “army of fantastic Spanish restaurants in London which are showcasing to Londoners what Spanish cuisine can really offer to the world”.
Venue: Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank
Dates: 3 May 2013 – 6 May 2013
Time: 10.30am – 10.30pm