Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Princess Diana's Chef Predicts the Royal Wedding Menu

I know what you are thinking Lady Di ate food? Seriously who doesn't love a royal wedding?

We care more about the food than the dress and People magazine is on the case.

Immediately following the 11 a.m. ceremony, guests will be invited back to Buckingham Palace for a wedding breakfast of champagne, canapés and heavy h'ors d'oeuvres, such as smoked salmon, paté and mini sausage rolls which were, "always popular at the Palace – one of the first to go," notes McGrady.

He also expects a somewhat simpler spread than those featured at royal weddings past, like Charles and Di's. "The royal family will not want to be seen as going backwards and actually having a big, seven-course meal with a soup course and a fish course," he says. "They will want to make it more modern."
At the evening dinner and dancing reception, a smaller group of family, close friends and visiting heads of state will be treated to a more substantial buffet, McGrady predicts. "They like to showcase British food, so there might be Gaelic steaks with braised rice. But I wouldn't be surprised if cottage pie is somewhere on the menu."

That dish, made of ground beef in a brown sauce and topped with creamy mashed potatoes and melted cheese, "was William's all-time favorite," he says. 

What are you going to eat while watching this grand affair? We recommend beet root sandwiches with a dark english ale?

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