Sweet tooth? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that the London Dessert festival makes its debut this year!
No ordinary food festival, the London Dessert Festival will take you on a journey through different experiential spaces and scented themed rooms in an immersive two-day event at The Truman Brewery.
Sweet stuff from some of the best dessert brands will be showcased within four main immersive zones – chocolate, patisserie, frozen and the vegan zone – where you’ll find chocolate tasting orbs, ice-cream flavour bubbles, candyfloss clouds, an ice lolly wall and a sprinkle-filled pool.
As well as being able to try a range of creative desserts within the zones, you’ll also be able to take part in workshops and watch live demonstrations from some of London’s top executive pastry chefs including Helen Clark of P.F Chang’s, Nicolas Rouzaud from The Connaught Hotel and Great British Bake Off Contestant Dan Beasley-Harling.
Here’s what to expect from each dessert zone:
Taste ice-cream flavoured bubbles, experience a wall made of ice lollies and enjoy a ceiling of raining sprinkles in this zone dedicated to all things frozen. Decked out with vibrant vinyl’s and dashes of sprinkles, this zone will pay homage to everyone’s favourite ice-cold treats. There will be nitrogen ice-cream in unique flavours, a dedicated topping station and innovative treats from some of London’s coolest dessert brands.
Venture into a pretty pink creation, as if walking into candy land. A huge doughnut wall, a colourful overhead display of piñata baked goods and baking utensils, scented with cinnamon and cookie dough will set the theme. Bountiful cherry blossoms will also adorn the space.
Here you’ll find a giant melting chocolate wall and chocolate-infused tasting orbs. A silver foil installation will be overhead to reflect the unwrapping of chocolate, and there will be a complete foil chocolate wrapping room covered in the shiny material. Pus, four of the finest chocolatiers will be showcasing their newest creations.
Step into Eden, a garden setting with an indoor space and outside terrace. Serving only vegan delights, this zone will feature plenty of lush greenery to reflect the theme of dairy-free deliciousness.
The London Dessert Festival has also revealed an exciting line-up of participating brands, each of which will be serving a delicious range of fanciful creations from freakshakes and bubble waffles to cookie dough and cocktail-flavoured sorbets. The line-up includes:
- All Star Lanes Kitchen Miki’s Paradise
- Amor Mini Cakes Nosteagia
- Brooklyn Cakery London Poptails by LAPP
- Dees Basement Sesame Kingdom
- Just Because Treats Skrambol
- La Suite Hotel / Cafe Forty One Sweet Doris
- Le Soy Ltd The Barnes Pancake Company
- Lokma of London The Sunny Spoon
- Mallow & Marsh Wheelcake Island
- Maize & Grace Yogland
- Me You Meringue
Plus, there’ll be even more desserts to try in the Festival Village. If you like your puds, this is certainly not one to miss, just don’t tell your dentist…
The London Dessert Festival takes place on the weekend of 17-18 August at The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 6QR. Tickets from £21.95. See londondessertfestival.com