|The Vintner @ Vintage, Southbank|
An essential part of the 'Vintage at Southbank Centre' celebrations currently taking place in Waterloo this weekend, the Real Street Food Festival has brought together a set of distinctive and authentic vendors to serve up their best quality products. See their webpage here.
If you do stop by, I highly recommend checking out The Vintner, (the wine merchant from Chelsea) who have brought along their recently refurbished Citroën H Van 'Hugo' to serve up some excellent summer tipples including some Henri Fave Champagne, some zingy Prosecco and some lovey Rose from the Languedoc which is killer when chilled.
Described as 'Taste of London on a small scale', this festival run by Foodies Magazine brings together award winning chefs, small producers and drinks brands for a three day celebration in Battersea Park.
I took a quick look in this afternoon and things looked pretty quiet, although the line-up of chefs for the weekend looked pretty impressive. Also worth a mention is the Hendricks Gin stand, where they've gone all out with the speakeasy / curios theme handing out G&T's to thirsty festival goers.
|Cloudy Bay shack 2010|
Finally the legendary New Zealand winery Cloudy Bay have decided to re-run their hugely successful pop-up 'shack', camped on Parsons Green, West London for this weekend only. I visited the shack last year and found it too easy to try my way through the range of wines they had brought along to match with the menu which this year has been designed by Skye Gyngell from Petersham Nurseries.
To find out more check out Facebook for all the details.