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London Restaurant Festival 2022 unveils autumn events, from masterclasses to tasting menus

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More than 50 culinary events, from unique tasting menus to chef-led masterclasses, have been unveiled as part of this autumn’s London Restaurant Festival.

The festival, which will take place throughout the month of October in some of the best restaurants in the capital, will bring together a series of paid gastronomic showcases.

Tasting menus only available through the festival will come from Sven-Hanson Britt at his restaurant Oxeye; Kian Samyani, who will cook up a Persian feast at Berenjak in Borough; and Jack Croft and William Murray, who will serve food from their Fallow kitchen. Elsewhere, steak-focused menus will take place at Galvin Bistrot and Bar, Temper and Ibérica, while autumnal flavors will dominate specially selected dishes at Chisou, Arros QD, Kricket and others.

Michelin-starred chef Nieves Barragan of the Sabor restaurant will lead a masterclass in Spanish cuisine, pairing food and beer, while a Gordon Ramsay-approved sommelier will lead a blind wine tasting session at Heddon Street Kitchen.

Restaurant tours will take participants on a foodie journey around Belgravia, Chelsea Covent Garden, stopping at restaurants such as The Cadogan Arms and Fatt Pundit, and pairing dishes with wine, beer or gin.

The so-called Binge events will take guests on a trip to the White City Electric Cinema for dinner and a movie, or to one of the restaurants in the area, followed by the chance to watch a BBC TV show while is filmed live.

The Ultimate Foodie Weekends will offer two days of luxury, with cocktail masterclasses, unique menus and hotel stays – hosted by celebrity chefs like Vivek Singh and Anna Haugh – all in one package.

Meanwhile, the Resy Hit List – a collection of festival dishes and menus specially selected by the Resy booking platform – will take place within the framework of the festival, booked via the Resy website and app.

A number of experiences, from chef-curated new openings to dining with top restaurant reviews, are only available to American Express members. For more information on these, head here.

London Restaurant Festival Autumn Edition runs from October 1-31. Tickets go on general sale Tuesday, September 13, with pre-sale access for American Express cardholders launching at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 8. londonrestaurantfestival.com