Clock is ticking, and the Jubilee celebrations are coming! Do you have any plans yet for the bank holiday weekend?As you know, we have a thing with all things food and drinks with a French twist, so here are four foodie events that caught our eyes, see you there!
Foodies Festival Jubilee Weekend: Champagne o’clock!
The UK’s largest touring food festival is hosting a special edition over the Jubilee Bank holiday in Syon Park country estate, for a weekend of food, drinks and live music. Expect Coronation-inspired dishes and desserts fit for a Queen from award-winning chefs, alongside concerts from Scouting for Girls, Heather Small, Liberty X or East 17.
Our favourite part? The Drinks Theatre, which will host The Champagne Cave at 2.30pm everyday: Champagne, Premier Cru, Grand Cru and Clos Champagne, you’ll turn into an expert for sure! And what better way to celebrate the Queen than a toast with the most royal of French bubbles?
3-5 June 2022, Friday 11am–9pm, Saturday 11am–9pm, Sunday 11am–8pm
Advance booking/ticket required, tickets from £17
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, London TW8 8JF
Platinum Picnic in the Park: grass-friendly French recipes
Royal Greenwich is going full picnic vibes for the Jubilee! With this free, laid-back event, all families are welcome to bring their own picnic in Charlton Park, while watching performances from Royal Greenwich Festival partners.
To up your picnic game, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite recipes, to help you celebrate the Queen’s unprecedented anniversary, French style. Crunchy vegetables, courgette fritters, marinated chicken kebabs, a special sponge cake or the sweetest macarons? It’s all here!
Platinum Picnic in the Park
Friday 3 June 12-4pm, free entry
Charlton Park, Greenwich, London SE7 8JB
The Connaught Street Party
A quintessentially London palace and a French stellar lineup: It’s the best of both worlds! The Connaught, world-famous three-Michelin star French chef Helene Darroze’s home in London, is hosting its own British Street Party on Sunday 5th June.
Long family-style tables will be laid outside on Carlos Place, for a classic chic English summer tea party with cucumber sandwiches and strawberries and cream. Last but not least, Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Rouzaud Connaught Patisserie is involved too, with its gorgeously retro pink ice cream trolley serving up artisan cones. Miam!
Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL
Pub night, French wine!
In honour of Her Majesty’s Jubilee, The government has announced that pubs all over England and Wales can extend their closing time to 1am. So let’s make the most of these extra hours, shall we?
In Highgate, The Red Lion and Sun public house has been around since the 16th Century. Now serving great modern British food, it’s a great spot to soak in these bank holiday vibes in one of their beer gardens.
Whether you opt for half-a-dozen Jersey rock oysters with a glass Coteaux-de-Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet, or a bunch of friends and a magnum of their “Ultimate Cotes de Provence Rosé” wine, it’s party time!
The Red Lion & Sun
25 North Road, Highgate, London N6 4BE