Experiment with flavour at The Lab…

An incredible line up of International chefs will be coming together to take part in ‘The Lab’, a unique three night chef-led experience offering guests an interactive experience of masterclasses, tutorials and live entertainment. Brought to you by the creators of Taste Festivals, in partnership with AEG, The Lab will be hosted by TV chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine.

Featuring some of the world’s leading gourmet innovators, including Brazilian top chef Alex Atala whose Sao Paulo restaurant D.O.M is currently fourth best in the world, Lars Williams (head of research & development at world’s number one, Noma), will host and curate the ‘Noma Flavour Test at The Lab’ and Massimo Bottura, whose Italian three Michelin starred restaurant Osteria Francescana is the world’s 5th best.

Joining the star studded International bill is Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s Ashley Palmer-Watts, who will present alongside world renowned forager Miles Irving on the live stage, as well as pioneering drinks creator Tony Conigliaro. The AEG Experiment will showcase the creativity and thinking of many of the UK’s top chefs including James KnappettBruno Loubet, Neil Rankin and Daniel Doherty.


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All sessions are based on a first-come first-served basis so to secure your spot please head to your favourite feature on time!

AEG Live Stage

The central hub of the event, The AEG Live stage presented by Gizzi Erskine, will host a star studded international bill including D.O.M’s Alex Atala and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s Ashley Palmer Watts, who will present alongside world renowned forager Miles Irving. Food experts and chefs will take to the stage to give you an insight into their inspiration behind food.

AEG Experiment

The AEG Experiment will showcase the creativity and thinking of many of the UK’s top chefs including Bo London’s Alvin Leung, The Kitchen Table’s James Knappett, Bruno Loubet and Duck & Waffle’s Daniel Doherty, who will educate and demonstrate the skills and science behind being a better cook.

The Rekorderlig Lounge

Push the boundires of your traditional cocktail choice and try some interesting alternatives in the Rekorderlig Lounge.

Noma Flavour Test

Lars Williams (Noma’s head of research and development) will host and curate the Noma Flavour Test, holding tutorials and master classes hosting food experts and producers of unusual or forgotten ingredients with surprise collaborations on the night!

Research Lounge 

Presented by Joe Warwick, the Research Lounge offers an intimate ‘audience with’ style Q and A session offering insider info, tips and techniques from the professionals. The Research Lounge is in association with FT Weekend

The Dishes

Tasting dishes designed to showcase, the unusual, unique and experimental side of cuisine to tantalise the taste buds. The Dishes area is in association with Square Meal.

*Timetables are subject to changes. Talent may vary each night of the event.