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Food and drink events Winter 2014

Winter is the only time of year when you can rationalise your over-eating as a vital survival tactic. thoroughly insulate yourself with some of these delcious foods

Sample dishes at Madrid’s Gastrofestival 

Taste of Christmas
November 21-24

London’s hottest Christmas ticket visits the Tobacco Docks this year, featuring displays and demonstrations by some of the capital’s most critically acclaimed chefs – past guests include Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey. Each offer their own take on Christmas classics, giving you a few recipe ideas for the big day.

Tickets: £12-70
Average dish: £4-5

Winter Fancy Food Show
January 19-21
San Francisco

Entering its 39th year, the West Coast’s largest food and drinks festival comes to San Francisco once again. The trade-only event hosts 1,300 exhibitors from over 35 countries across the globe. The Winter Fancy Food Show offers the most diverse and eclectic mix of flavours worldwide.

Tickets: $60
80,000 specialty items to sample

January 24-February 9

In its fourth year, Madrid’s Gastrofestival sees the city pay tribute to Spanish gastronomy through the medium of art, film, fashion and – of course – food. The fortnight-long event involves tasting routes, tours of the Royal Palace kitchens and special festival menus at the city’s restaurants.

Tickets: €25 & €40 menus
Over 300 cultural institutions to visit

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