Sunday, 6 September 2015

Eat Drink Love Italian: Milano EXPOsed - Old Spitalfields Market

^_^ Was happy to be approached by Rochester PR Group again this year (I think my blog is getting a bit dry from the summer weather). This time I was invited to an Italian event for Eat Drink Love Italian where they were introducing the food and culture of Milan. That's why the event is called Milano EXPOsed. Interesting! I've always wanted to go to Italy but I guess this is the next best thing. 

This was a two day event on September 3rd and 4th, so I went on the 3rd.


At the event I introduced myself to Jo from the PR team and we worked ourselves to the bar... I got a free drink from the bar Vini Italiani - a wine bar/shop based in Old Brompton Road. ;)



Aperol Spritz - first time trying!
Next I roamed around looking for food to eat - was quite hungry as I've only been eating salads at lunch for the whole week. :( 



So first I tried out was this ragu from Etnacoffee. It was heated up and I opened it up...


Woooow... this looked amazing! Think I was in heaven when I saw what was inside... risotto, cheese and just a lot of fattening ingredients (with a few veggies). This was quite filling.

Etnacoffee is based in Victoria. I'm going to try and find this place and eat more!

After eating this, I went to explore the other stalls... I wasn't too keen on the drinks - although I bet the wines and other drinks are spectacular... 

Jools - European version of bubble tea




I managed to go up where the DJ was (I wasn't on the guest list, but asked if I could take a quick shot)...
DJ area for the VIP guests

Aerial shot of the event ^_^
In the end I went to one stall thinking that I could get a free sample but unfortunately didn't. :( 

Look at those pastries! They are so cute and look very appetizing.
Pastries from Doppiozero 
 Italian boats of food...



So I paid £4 for this sample of food which is typical Italian food. This is from the company Delicatezza an online pantry that obviously sell Italian food and drink products. 

And paid £4 for these 2 little pastries. Expensive. I know, but it was worth it. These pastries tasted awesome... The one with the mixed fruit and custard is just amazing! Doppiozero is the awesome company who made these. They are an Italian catering company, so you can order these online and they'll be delivered to your door.  They offer their services for events, parties and office lunches.

Hmmm... after this event I want to go and explore more Italian food places. I wonder if my Italian colleagues/friends know about the ones I've mentioned above... 

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