There are worse things to do than spend your day tasting some of the world’s best produce, cooked by some of the world’s best chefs, on the elegant grounds of the Hurlingham Club. If the concept appeals, you might want to book a ticket for Quintessentially Epicure, a two-day luxurious gastronomic event taking place next Friday and Saturday.
This epicurean event, set in the oh-so-exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham, will offer guests the chance to experience demonstrations from a selection of Michelin-starred wonder chefs, including Marcus Wareing from The Berkeley, Hélène Darroze from The Connaught and Giorgio Locatelli from Locanda Locatelli.
Gourmets with a sweet tooth won’t be forgotten, as pâtissier extraordinaire Pierre Hermé and fine chocolatier William Curley will also be present- so expect exquisite macarons and some of the finest cocoa creations.
Guests will also be able to taste complimentary dishes from some of London’s finest restaurants -including Maze, Tamarind and China Tang- and to sample sought-after produce such as caviar, fois gras and pata negra, as well as wines, spirits and champagnes from around the globe.
For those eager to learn, there will also be talks from leading culinary experts about global trends and innovations in food and cooking, and a controversial blind tasting of a selection of New World wines hosted by expert writer and critic Matthew Jukes.
As far as programs go, that definitely sounds good, in more ways than one, and suitably decadent. Let’s hope now that the sun will shine, so guests can enjoy a lazy siesta on the manicured lawns of The Hurlingham after their feast, in true Epicure style…
Tickets start at £100: www.quintessentiallyepicure.com