A Taste of France to flavour London in June 2013

Top Quote A Taste of France gives food-industry professionals and the media the chance to meet producers of fine foods from France on 13 June 2013 at the Kensington Roof Gardens, in London (UK). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2013 - This year's A Taste of France is the seventh event of its kind to be organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London; it will allow 15 French-based companies to showcase among the finest food products, from charcuterie to chocolate.

    The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK is hosting the seventh annual A Taste of France event at the Kensington Roof Gardens, in the heart of London, on 13 June of this year. The event is a networking day dedicated to speciality and fine foods, in the course of which more than 15 companies will showcase some of the finest products from France, including charcuterie, cooking oils, vinegars, condiments, pastries and chocolates.

    Open to the trade and to the media, A Taste of France will start at 9.30am with a conference focusing on the British fine-food market, including presentations from renowned food-industry experts, such as Ms Jane Milton. The conference will be followed, from midday, by tastings, giving visitors the opportunity to discover a remarkable range of quality French products and to meet the French producers.

    The participating French companies are listed below; a catalogue with more details on each of the exhibitors is available upon request.


    With more than 4,000 beehives that produce 200 to 300 tonnes of honey per year, APIDIS is one of the largest honey producers in France. The company's range also includes over 500 different organic and non-organic products made from honey, including sweets and cakes.



    BERNI is one of the leading French producers of chorizo, salami and rosette, as well as bacon and pancetta. The company invented the French Stick - a small-size, skinless kind of chorizo.



    In the spirit of French seduction, BONOFOODS offers a wide range of products with strong flavours, including sweet and savoury treats, such as ginger conserves, as well as drinks, such as chilli-and-cactus juice.



    CHOC'FLEURS is an artisanal producer of organic and fair-trade chocolates with a twist. The company offers a selection of 17 chocolate recipes based around a range of flowers, seeds, plants and spices.



    CHOCOGIL is based in the Champagne region, East of Paris. Since the 1950s, the company has specialised in the well-known Bouchon de Chocolat au Marc de Champagne - a Champagne-filled chocolate in the shape of a Champagne cork.



    Based in the South-East of France, CONFISERIE DU ROY RENÉ produces Calissons, a traditional French candied-fruit and almond-paste sweet, as well as an array of nougats and other confectionery products made using traditional Provençal recipes.



    Located in Lot-et-Garonne, in a well-known fruit-producing region of South-Western France, FAVOLS has developed a complete range of preserves from the most traditional to the more innovative, as well as other ranges of chutneys, compotes and dried fruits, such as stuffed prunes.



    Using sun-ripened tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines from Provence, JEAN MARTIN has created unique recipes such as aubergine caviar, Provençal tomato-and-basil sauce, and savoury cakes made from pepper, aubergine and courgette.



    MIEL CRÉTET is a family-run business which, for over four generations, has been collecting the best honeys from the Charente-Maritime region of South-Western France in order to create a selection of more than 60 high-quality honeys and honey-based products.



    SUR LES QUAIS is a Parisian deli with a fun and innovative brand that offers a selection of some of the finest cooking oils, spices and other high-quality food products.


    About The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE
    The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London facilitates trade development between France and the UK. UBIFRANCE offers a wide range of services to French-based companies, so as to assist them in their business activities within the UK. As such, it organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities, mainly in London.

    The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE is organising A Taste of France on Thursday 13 June 2012. The B2B event will take place at the Kensington Roof Gardens, in central London, and will be open from 9.30am to 5.00pm. The venue is situated at 99, Kensington High Street; access to the venue is via Derry Street (nearest Underground station: High Street Kensington).

    A Taste of France will start at 9.30am with a conference focusing on the British fine-food market, including presentations from various food-industry experts, including Ms Jane Milton. The conference will be followed by a tasting from midday, which will be attended by French producers as well as British importers, retailers and buyers.

    Journalists and representatives of the trade may choose only to attend the tasting event, which will start at midday. Journalists wishing to attend should contact Ms Katherine Woods, Press Officer of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London.

    For further information about Ms Jane Milton, please go to: http://www.janemilton.com/

    For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk

    For further information, please contact :

    Quote ref. : FTPB3849
    Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer
    UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640
    katherine.woods ( @ ) ubifrance dot fr
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