The French Epicerie & Wine Bar is back at Taste of London 2023!

By Valentine Benoist

For the third year in a row, Taste France Magazine is incredibly excited to be a part of Taste of London from 14 to 18 June 2023 in Regent’s Park! Join us for five days of French food and wine feasting: shopping, tasting, discovering… A beautiful 150 sqm space dedicated to the best of French gastronomy, our French Epicerie & Wine Bar  spreads over a gorgeous glasshouse and a beautiful sun-filled terrace. Come and say bonjour! 

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A French Epicerie & Wine Bar

For a chance to browse the best of French products, head straight to the French Epicerie deli. This chic farm shop – think warm cream and wooden tones meets graphic tiles – will be your one-stop destination for all things à la française to bring home: 

Charcuterie: discover some of the 450 cured meat regional specialties France has on offer, in partnership with the French Charcuterie & Deli Trade board (FICT). 

Cheese & all things dairy: Isigny Sainte-Mère independent dairy cooperative, from Normandy, will be there for you to sample and purchase the likes of a creamy camembert, a fruity mimolette, all styles of French butter and more. (Isigny Ste Mere)

The sweetest things: magnifique fluffy brioches from St Pierre Bakery baked with the best French ingredients, healthy and tasty St Dalfour natural fruit spreads from the South West of France, subtle liqueurs and top-notch syrups from Maison Giffard distillery in the Loire Valley…they will satisfy all the sweet tooths out there! 

Last but not least, the French Wine Bar! After all that walking, eating and sampling around the festival, our bar at the heart of the glasshouse will be your safe haven to unwind, have a glass or share a bottle of French wine. It will showcase a brilliant selection of all kinds: sunny wines from the Côtes du Rhône Valley in Eastern France, creative Vin de France cuvées (that you can purchase on Virgin Wines!), Loire Valley bubbles with Bouvet-Ladubay, as well as seafood match Picpoul de Pinet AOP from Ormarine in the heartland of Occitania and the chicest Champagne from Maison Taittinger. 

Cherry on the Cheese and Charcuterie board, every board purchased from the Paulette restaurant stall will come with a complimentary glass of Côtes du Rhône wine, from our carefully curated regional selection. 


Cooking Demos & Wine Masterclasses

If you want to go the extra mile, there will be a lot to learn – and taste obviously – on-site! 

First thing first, cooking demos: ever wondered how to make a scrumptious croque-monsieur bun, a delightful fruity brioche perdue with chantilly or a top-notch cheese and charcuterie board? Paulette executive chef Louis Fedide will host this series of cooking workshops, demonstrating these classic French recipes with a twist. 

Wine-wise, our wine expert Ruchira Neotia will talk you through 20-minute complimentary French wines and Champagne masterclasses through the regions of beautiful France. Wine merchant at Collectivino and holder of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma, she knows a thing or two about wine. 

Wine masterclasses run Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.  
Taittinger Champagne masterclasses run Thursday to Saturday from 6 to 7.30pm and on Sunday from 1 to 1.30pm 
Free entry on a first come, first serve basis. 

The Paulette Restaurant 

Our newest addition this year is The Paulette Restaurant! We’ve teamed up with the namesake French restaurant in London's Maida Vale. 
Duck confit roll, Provençal ratatouille tartine, cheese and charcuterie board or chocolate profiteroles… Their delicacies will all be available to order à la carte from their stall, close to our glasshouse. 


The French Cocktail Bar 

Last but certainly not least, our wonderful outdoor terrace will welcome you for a relaxing drink at our dedicated French Cocktail Bar, in collaboration with family estate Cognac  Frapin from Charente, grape-based Cobalte Vodka from Reims and Giffard liqueurs and syrups, providing both classic and mindful, non-alcoholic cocktails. 
Perfect to sip on elaborate, aromatic drinks like a Sunset Soda with elderflower or a minty Stinger highball on a warm June evening, it will most definitely be the place to be with laid-back, Parisian vibes by French brothers duo The Wills, hosting DJ sets from 7 to 9pm every night. 
See you all there!

S65 stall - Taste of London 
Wednesday 14 June 5.30-9.30pm, Thursday 15-Saturday 17 June 12-4pm and 5.30-9.30pm, Sunday 18 June 12-5pm 
Marylebone Green 
Chester Road (Off Inner Circle) 
Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NR 
Tickets from £24 


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