Sunday, November 24, 2013
Venezuelan Christmas Bazaar, Westminster Hall, 7 Dec
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without all the usual Venezuelan festive foods so the Venezuelan community in London has organized a Christmas Bazaar at Westminster Cathedral Hall on Saturday, 7 December. There will be stalls selling all the seasonal treats you need for a feliz navidad Venezuelan style, as well as rum cocktails, traditional music, and a raffle.
Festive favourites on sale include:
Hallacas - A stew of chicken, beef, olives and capers that is stuffed into a maize dough pocket, wrapped in a banana leaf, tied with string and boiled.
Pan de Jamon - A soft bread with ham and raisins inside.
Ensalada de Gallina - A chicken and potato salad.
Pernil - Roast pork.
Ponche Crema - A creamy Christmas tipple made with condensed milk and rum.
Quesillo - Creme caramel, sometimes known as flan.
There will also be face painting and a bouncy castle for the kids to enjoy while you pick up all your Christmas-dinner essentials.
How to get there: Westminster Cathedral Hall is part of the famous Westminster Cathedral (SW1P 1QH). The entrance to the hall is in Ambrosden Avenue, which is reached from Victoria Street or Francis Street.