Commonwealth Food and Drink Festival in Parliament Dec 2014

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) -

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 MPRobin Walker MPRichard Graham MP; Andrew Rosindell MP; Adrian Sanders MPRoberta Blackman-Woods MP; Chi Onwurah MP; Robert H Halfon MP; Ian Lucas MP; Rob Flello MPSharon Hodgson MP; Rushanara Ali MP; Andy Slaughter MP; Baroness HarrisBaroness HayterLord DubsBaroness 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.