Gourmet Giveaway – Tickets to The Big Debate

I’ve got a new and exciting Gourmet Giveaway for you. This time the prize is two pairs of tickets to the Big Debate. The Big Debate is a new event at the London Restaurant Festival which runs this year from 4 to 18 October. The festival, proudly supported by American Express, is a city wide celebration of eating out designed to encourage Londoners to explore more of our rich array of restaurants. To celebrate American Express is offering the prize of tickets to the Big Debate. Rosie Boycott and Janet Street-Porter will be debating with Jonathan Meades and AA Gill whether French food is a spent force.

Entry in the competition is open to all but the Big Debate will be held at King’s Place in London on Tuesday 12 October so there is no point entering if you (and a friend) can’t make it there. Tickets are worth £18.50 each and include drinks and French and British canapes to start the evening with. To find out more about the debate and the festival go to London Restaurant Festival.


1. Only one entry per person.
2. To enter the competition leave a comment below. If you don’t have a blog please leave your email details as well so I can contact you if you win or email them to me at missgourmetchick[at]gmail[dot]com.
3. Competition closes at 5pm London time on Thursday 2 September when a winner will be chosen randomly using random.org.
4. The two winners will be announced on Gourmet Chick on 3 September 2010.

Good luck!



  1. French food as a spent force? N’importe quoi! What we don’t get in the UK is that beyond the fuss and fanfare, marketing concepts, trendy packaging and ridiculous prices we feel the need to use in order to offer “simple”, “authentic”
    “rustic” cooking, the French simply cook it and serve it, with little noise and big flavours, in the same way from the privacy of people’s homes to the tables of the top restaurants. Until we can manage that, I say French food all the way!

  2. Sounds great,love to be there.

  3. Oh god I would absolutely love to go to this! Fingers crossed! o,o

  4. That would be SO interesting to attend that! They did something similar once at the food festival but the chefs that participated kept going off on tangents and it wasn’t really a proper debate 😛

  5. Would absolutely love to go!

  6. Would love to go! I’m sure the French would be dismayed to hear that French food is a ‘spent force’….what will they eat?


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