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Feast Foodies Festival

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lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
As we left home and ventured across town to Battersea Park for the Feast Foodies Festival, we knew it was going to be a good day. The only ingredient we needed was some tasty grub, not even the inevitable British down pour could dampen our spirits. We started the day on good form, London was looking beautiful wearing the glistening Thames like jewels. 
The plan for the day was to browse a few stalls and go for the healthy option. However that went out the window right away. As soon as we arrived I was hit with the distinct scent of hot dog! My nose led the way pretty soon I was acquainted with a sizzling grill stacked with juicy hot dogs, ripe for the pickings. I opted for a Hickory Smoked Pork layered with tangy tomato sauce, a crunchy slaw and the sort of mustard that clears your nose. Delicious! Trust me when I say these guys know their hot dog stuff.
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
We figured we ought to slow down, you know pace our selves, there's only so much munching our tummies could take. So we decided to have a little wonder around the festival and see what other stalls had to offer. There was so much choice, everything from fresh organic juice, to toffee vodka and from blueberry fudge to jerk chicken. We were even able to pick up a few gifts for friends and family. Never one to knock a gift horse in the mouth I cheekily took advantage of the freebies many of the stalls had to offer. I have to admit I was especially drawn to the alcoholic tasters! 
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
I'm not much of a wine or champagne connoisseur so thought it would be a good idea to take full advantage of the champagne tasting session. The session was hosted by Neil Phillips aka The Wine Tipster and sponsored by Jacquart. We picked up some handy tips like which Champagnes went well with what foods. We also learnt how Rosè gets it's colour which is by either adding red wine or red grape skins. I have to admit the bubbles were starting to go to my head so off we went in search of food. I opted for dim sum while the Mr went for Arepas which is a south American flat bread filled with meat, beans, plantain and avocado. It's then topped with a splash of chilli sauce. Arepas was a first for us both and it certainly got the thumbs up from us. I enjoyed my dim sum but was a little disappointed with the pork bun, I'm not sure what it was, but it seemed to be missing something. 
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
As you can imagine with it being good ol' Blighty the heavens decided to open. I figured it was a good opportunity to refuel on prosecco while taking shelter (and take the obligatory selfie), until the sun came out again.
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
My favourite stall was the Vintage Feast, which was selling cakes and freshly brewed pots of tea. The cakes looked super enticing (definitely bake off worthy) however I bought one and was pretty disappointed with the taste. Stepping into the stall felt like stepping into a hand made wonderland. I just loved how beautifully everything was laid out. 
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made
We figured it was time to head home as our tummies just couldn't eat (or drink) any more. We had a lovely day at The Foodies Festival, apparently it's the first time it's been held in Battersea Park. I hope it's not the last as I'll definitely be back. 
lifestyle, Food, foodie festival, what renee made

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