St Martin's Courtyard will pay tribute to the cultural diversity of London this summer with a free Global Food Festival on Saturday 14th July 12-5pm. ...

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St Martin's Courtyard Global Food Festival - Saturday 14th July

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News DateJune 08 2012

St Martin's Courtyard will pay tribute to the cultural diversity of London this summer with a free Global Food Festival on Saturday 14th July 12-5pm.

Taste your way around the world as part of this celebration of food, drink and culture. All six restaurants; Bill's, Cantina Laredo, Dishoom, Dalla Terra, Jamie's Italian and Suda, will be hosting tastings, demonstrations and activities, transforming St Martin's Courtyard into a vibrant open air street food market in the heart of London.

Cantina Laredo will be bringing a Mexican fiesta to the courtyard with a pop-up cocktail bar serving two thousand complimentary 'Lime Paloma' El Jimador tequila cocktails. For a hands-on experience there will be demonstrations in making Cantina Laredo's 'Top Shelf' guacamole as well as tastings of signature dishes including the hot and spicy salsas and sizzling Mexican brownies. To add to the party atmosphere a Mexican mariachi band will be performing. Casa Rita margaritas will be half price all day for diners in the restaurant.

English cream teas will be served from Bill's market barrow as well as strawberries with lashings of cream. There will be free cucumber finger sandwiches for all to be enjoyed whilst reclining in one of Bill's deckchairs and listening to the jubilant sounds of a big brass band. Bill's jams, marmalades and chutneys will be on sale in his little corner of England.

Recreating Bangkok's famous street food, Suda will be cooking up a variety of delicious regional Thai dishes such as satay, Pandan wraps, Thai fishcakes and papaya salad. Guests can also enjoy performances by traditional Thai dancers and puppeteers. A street food tasting menu has been exclusively created and will be served in the restaurant.

Wine lovers should visit enoteca Dalla Terra for Italian wine tasting. Mini master classes will include a tasting of three wines plus some fine Italian cheeses and cold meats, for 10 per person. For a more in-depth experience, a one hour wine tasting seminar will be hosted in the shop at 3.30pm by one of Dalla Terra's wine experts, giving an introduction to a selection of red and white wines, matched with unique cheeses and cold meats for 20 per person.

Bringing the aromas and flavours of India to the courtyard, Dishoom will be serving Vada Pau - Bombay's answer to the chip butty, as well as tempting Indian tipples and refreshing soft drinks. Don't miss the Jamie's Italian hog roast and homemade Italian lemonade, served beside the restaurant's al fresco terrace.

Taste delicious honey with zero food miles, created by St Martin's Courtyard's very own bees. Organic beauty brand Melvita was founded by a beekeeper and many of the natural products in the range are made using organic honey. A variety of Melvita organic honey is produced in beehives on the St Martin's Courtyard roof garden and this will be available to taste in-store alongside Melvita's range of honeys. To mark the launch of Melvita's brand new Berry Body Wash which is made with juices and real fruit pulp, use pedal power to create your own free smoothie on Melvita's urban smoothie bike.

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