We were delighted to host our inaugural Commonwealth Food and Drink festival in Parliament.
As you can see from the photos we had well over 600 people visit throughout the celebration.
We were joined on the day by nine London-based small businesses which have a Commonwealth background:
Jamaica Patty Company – @JamaicaPattyCo
The New Zealand Cellar – @NZCellar
The Biltong Company (SA) - @Biltongcompany
Rasa Sayang (Malaysia & Singapore) - facebook.com/RasaSayangFood
Accolade Wines (Australia) – @AccoladeWinesUK
SA Wines Online – @SAWinesOnline
Pride of Asia (India & Bangladesh) - @Pride_of_Asia
Windsor & Eton Brewery (UK) - @WindsorEtonBrew
Papi’s Pickles (India) - @Papispickles
We are extremely grateful to these businesses as their addition made the festival such a success.
We urge those who attended and those who unfortunately missed out to check out each business whether you are looking for Commonwealth inspired wines, a scrumptious Jamaican patty, delicious Indian food, tasty Malaysian dishes, and many many more.
During the festival we were joined by a number of MPs and Peers who sampled the delectable delights from the Commonwealth.
Martin Horwood MP; John Pugh MP; Stephen Hammond MP; Robin Walker MP; Richard Graham MP; Andrew Rosindell MP; Adrian Sanders MP; Roberta Blackman-Woods MP; Chi Onwurah MP; Robert H Halfon MP; Ian Lucas MP; Rob Flello MP; Sharon Hodgson MP; Rushanara Ali MP; Andy Slaughter MP; Baroness Harris; Baroness Hayter; Lord Dubs; Baroness Howe.
Thank you to all those who came we thoroughly enjoyed having you there and made many friends.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Commonwealth Exchange team.