Top Events in May – London Edition

If you’re thinking that there’s simply too much going on May that you don’t know where to start, take heart, that’s what we’re here for. Food Festival Finder has got May made for you. Walk this way for the best events in the capital this May... 

Brooklyn Beefsteak, Shoreditch  

Sunday 3rd May

If your idea of the perfect Sunday is a tower of succulent sirloin steak and a bottomless pint, then this day long meat-fest re-revolution is right up your street. Beefsteak dinners were all the rage in America some one hundred years ago. The beefsteak banquet comprised beef sirloin tender steak served as all-you-can-eat finger food, so no wonder it has made a come-back! Thankfully for London carnivores this trend has hopped across the pond. Brooklyn Brewery in Shoreditch will be playing host to this gluttonous affair and serving up copious amounts of their delicious ales all day long. So what are you waiting for? It’s this weekend.

The Caffe Culture Show, Olympia

Wednesday 13th –Thursday 14th May

I have two questions for you: Do you own a café, bar, restaurant or pub? Do you love coffee? If the answer to both is yes, then you really need to head over to this trade-only event. Learn from the experts about the best way to capitalise on the growing café market and grow your business. From expert advice and workshops to tasting and cocktail blendings, you’ll find an information-rich programme of events that will inspire. Expert the likes of Andy Bates, chef and presenter of Food Network's Street Feasts http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/tv-shows/andy-bates-street-feasts.html and Alan Stevens, a reputation specialist, who will be on hand to provide tips on how to raise your online reputation to get more customers through your doors. Definitely a valid date for your diary. 

The Artisan Wine Fair, Old Truman’s Brewery

Sunday 17th-Monday 18th May

Pour us a glass – oh go on, I’ll have another. Actually I’ll have a day of this please, or two. That’s right, two days of blissful wine tasting in London’s Old Truman Brewery. This show is the UK’s largest collection of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine artisans. As you potter among the wine stands displaying wine from around the world you’ll also see sommeliers, chefs and managers from some of London’s top restaurants swirling glasses and tasting and making tasting notes. It’s the top-dog of wine events. Bottoms up!

Innocent Unplugged, Secret Location

Saturday 23rd-Monday 25th May

For a food festival a little out of the ordinary and completely off the grid, you need the Innocent (yep, the guys who make the smoothies) Unplugged Festival this May. All we know about its location is that it will be held in a magical woodland, just outside London. A fairy-tale dream of culture and getting back to nature is on the cards and it looks unmissable. This festival is a totally tech-free event; there won’t be any electricity (unless you generate it yourself) – what there will be is music, forest banquets, inspirational talks, workshops and like-minded people. We have a feeling that this festival will be making its mark on the map – wherever that might be. 

Foodies Richmond

Saturday 23rd-Monday 25th May

Another Bank Holiday beaut – Foodies promises to be a bumper celebration this year as they enter their tenth year of throwing foodie festivals. Fine food, fine drink and fine weather (we have our fingers crossed) are order of the day. How does the sound of feasting and banqueting tents go down? I know that a weekend of scrumptious food and decadent drinks is my idea of a fantastic Bank Holiday. When you’ve had your fill of entertainment, more chefs demos than you can keep up with and general merrymaking, recline on a hay bale and sup a good old country cider.

Get two-for-one tickets to Foodies here.

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