Actor Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are all set to tie the knot on May 19, and the Royal Kitchen is bustling with activity. Six hundred people are expected to be present on the special day. A team of around 30 royal chefs, led by Head Chef Mark Flanagan, are on their toes preparing one of the most important meals to be served this year.
The official Kensington Royal Palace website reveals that the menu for the wedding day will include some of the season’s freshest produce. The Royal couple has been actively involved in planning the food for their D-day with tasting trials, as they sampled dishes made from scratch.
Pastry Chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery, Violet Cakes has been chosen by the Royal couple to prepare the wedding cake. It will be flavoured with organic Amalfi lemon and English elderflower, and covered with buttercream. Decorated with fresh flowers, most likely Meghan’s favourite peonies, it will represent the fresh blossoms of spring. Claire has posted a picture of six huge crates of bright yellow lemons, with a caption that reads: 'And so it begins...'
She later shared a picture of a rustic-chic cake covered in peonies and has captioned her post 'Petal perfect'. Is this what the royal wedding cake will look like? Only time will tell.
Fresh produce from farms across counties like Kent, Norfolk, Portwood Farm in Attleborough and also Her Majesty's Estate at Windsor, have been fighting for space at the royal pantry. As the pictures reveal, asparagus is definitely on the menu – and why not! Asparagus is spring’s freshest offering, and it boasts of a wide range of health benefits.
Any guesses for the dessert that’s reserved for receptions at the Windsor Castle? Chocolate truffles, of course. Pictures suggest that the truffles are a work of art and created with meticulous attention to detail.
The official website also reported that bite-sized Crème brûlée, biscuits with mango pannacotta topping and yellow macaroons will be part of the king-sized dessert spread.
The wedding is just two days away, and the chefs are out and about perfecting the menu for the big day. We don’t know about you buggers, but we absolutely cannot keep calm!
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