The Tobacco Dock was filled with a delicious mix of mulled wine, street food and excited chatter this weekend when they opened their doors to the Taste of London, Winter Edition.

The venue was split into specialist categories such as Restaurants, Feature rooms, Feature bars, La Fromagerie, food and drink hubs and wineries. All were packed full of retailers offering the very best in regionally produce. One trader who really impressed us was Somerset Charcuterie. They offered a range of meats in a variety of innovative flavours; The spicy chorizo sausage pokers with vintage cheddar and the Somerset Cider Chorizo were especially good. Other highlights include Carrington’s chilli ketchup, T2’s crème brûlée tea and the soup from Borough Broth Co.

Now on to the real food. There were a fantastic selection of London Restaurants at Taste, all offering a choice of 3 dishes and one ‘Icon’. After hearing of Tredwell’s success the night before, we couldn’t resist ordering their truffled potato croquettes to start which came perfectly crisp on the outside with a soft, rich middle packed full of flavour. Delicious!

We moved on to Tredwells’ neighbour, M restaurant. Dan ordered the Sticky Pork Bao with pickles and kimchi whilst I devoured the Chicken Karagee, English Wasabee and Chilli. Both dishes were great with just the right amount of spice.

We finished by visiting HIX where Dan went for the Sugar pit beef rib slider and I opted for the Peruvian gold chocolate mousse with honeycomb. The chocolate mousse was rich, sticking to my teeth in an indulgent way. I have to say, it was the perfect dish to finish on – and I’d even go as far to say it was my dish of the day.

A big thank you goes to Tobacco Dock for inviting us. We look forward to the next one!

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