Barely a 30 minute train ride away from London, St Albans City closed an entire street this Sunday Oct 3rd to welcome the annual St Albans and Harpenden Food & Drink Festival.
Showcasing the best of food and drinks available throughout the District, St. Peter’s Street was transformed into a gourmand’s paradise under a delightful blue sky. I strolled down, nibbling on steak au poivre hors d’oeuvres, savoury tarts and sampling the impressive array of beers and wines.
Ethnic food from the Caribbean, Indonesia, and even Cyprus tempted the crowds, while Chef demonstrations and mini cookery courses were available to those who signed up.
I was sold on a classic: macchiato and the creamiest gluten-free chocolate brownie known to men – courtesy of The Pudding Stop’s “Mobile Pud”. Because not all superheroes wear capes. Some wear barista aprons and roll in a van.