Taste of Christmas

With an exciting line-up of London’s best restaurants and chefs, 21 – 24 November foodie entertainment and a boutique Christmas food market, Taste of Christmas is the culinary event of the festive season. A change of venue means that the event is now taking place at the historical Tobacco Docks – read on for more information…


Olivier’s Bakery

The early years…
Olivier’s Bakery is a journey that has had many twists and turns. Born into a true Breton Family, Olivier was raised on a noble diet of buttery croissants and crusty baguettes before he could speak.

A long journey…
The young Olivier was a passionate soul, with a taste for the finer things in life. After following an early career as an apprentice Patissier (in the good old days when the rolling pin was mainly used for discipline, not rolling pastry!), Olivier packed his bags in 1999, deciding to embark on a life in London.

London life…
Olivier started his London career working for the renowned Patissier ‘Didier’, moving to the Conran Group and working at the newly refurbished ‘Bluebird’s in Chelsea. In 2001 Olivier started work at Flour Power City Bakery.

Olivier’s Bakery…
Opened in autumn 2011, trading at markets across London (including the famous Borough Market), Olivier’s also has a select handful of wholesale customers. Olivier’s Bakery offers a large variety of breads and pastries, from their famous 100% sourdough to their lightly yeasted bread. They also offer not only a 100% spelt bread, but also 100% spelt croissants, cookies and tea cakes.

Most products are made using Shipton Mill organic flour, Ted Dawson veg and some of the best UK-sourced ingredients: creating products that For more information, are all made with love and passion.


Tickets are on sale now from tasteofchristmas.com or call 0871 230 7132

Discover a Christmas Less Ordinary at Taste of Christmas this November. Moving to the enchanting venue of Tobacco Dock and with an exciting line-up of London’s best restaurants, foodie entertainment and a boutique Christmas food market, the all-new Taste of Christmas really will be the culinary event of the festive season.

Taste incredible signature dishes from some of London’s hottest restaurants…

New to this year’s event are: Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Italian restaurant Acciuga, Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, old street favourite – Beard to Tail, pop-up maestros Disco Bistro (feat. The English Laundrette & Rock Lobsta), The Hix Group (feat. Tramshed, Hix Soho & Hix Chophouse) and gastro pub favourite The Truscott Arms. Alongside these exciting new additions will be a selection of Taste favourites including Benares, The Cinnamon Club, Club Gascon and the Salt Yard Group.

Find seasonal inspiration from top chefs including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mark Hix, Monica Galetti, Valentine Warner, Eric Lanlard, Michel Roux Jr and Gizzi Erskine as they put their individual twists on Christmas classics in the Electrolux Taste Theatre. Indulge in patisserie masterclasses plus cheese and wine and chocolate tastings, focus on your senses as you sample whiskies in the dark, or challenge your tastebuds in the cocktail mixology demos and learn the culinary secrets of the experts in the interactive Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets!

If you’re looking for unique ingredients and foodie gifts, you’ll find all you need in the Christmas Food and Drink Market. With over 180 fine food and boutique food and drink stalls – from the finest chocolate and confectionery, to seasonal ingredients and wines, you will find all you need to create the perfect Christmas.

If all this is too much, take a break and relax in style in the Laurent- Perrier Champagne Bar!


Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is a unique style of London Dry Gin launched in July 2013.
Pronounced {o-peer}, Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is named after a legendary region famed for its wealth and riches which prospered during the reign of King Solomon. Although its exact location is unknown, it is thought to have been in the Orient, along the ancient Spice Route.

Traditionally merchants would travel thousands of miles along the Spice Route, trading exotic spices from distant lands. Using over 250 years of tradition and expertise, Opihr features hand-picked botanicals that epitomise the exotic intensity of the Orient: spicy cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper from India and coriander from Morocco. It is available in seven regional Harvey Nichols stores and over 100 Waitrose stores across the UK, as well as in a range of bars and restaurants including China Tang and Dishoom.

The rich oriental spicing of Opihr makes it perfect for cocktails, such as the following…

The Red Snapper


  • 50ml Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
  • Tomato juice
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Ice
  • Celery stick to garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour in Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin.
  3. Add Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  4. Fill to the top with tomato juice.
  5. Garnish with celery.

Opihr G&T

A healthy measure of Opihr Spiced Gin served with Indian tonic originating in British Colonial India, enhanced with a touch of fresh exotic ginger, originally cultivated in south Asia.
A beautifully fragrant tipple.


  • 50ml Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
  • Fever Tree Indian tonic

Fill a tall glass with ice, add gin & top with Fever Tree tonic.
Garnish – an orange studded with cloves

Opihr Chai Brew

A comforting warm blend of Opihr Spiced Gin, fragrant chai tea and sweet port to ignite your spice of life.


  • 40ml Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
  • 20ml port
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 160ml chai tea without milk

Served in copper cup with cinnamon stick & orange peel as garnish.


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