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Food served at Royal Banquets

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Fancy holding your own Royal banquet? Take a look at our suggestions for a very British celebration…

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Smoked Salmon Paupiettes


Take your starter from…State Banquet for American President Obama and 170 guests

For them:
The President dined on sole paupiette with crayfish sauce as a starter, new Windsor lamb with courgettes, french beans and potatoes for main and charlotte à la vanille with fruits for dessert.

For you:
Try our smoked salmon paupiettes for a similarly luxurious starter!

Serve with… Boley Pinot Gris 2014

Take your main course from…Historic State Banquet for Irish President Michael D Higgins

For them:
This banquet marked the first visit by an Irish head of state to Britain, joined by politicians and celebrities. They dined on halibut and baby leeks, tournedos of Windsor Estate beef with wild mushrooms and purple sprouting broccoli in a hollandaise sauce, with a redcurrent-filled vanilla ice cream bombe for dessert.

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Lake District Farmers Chateaubriand, Prime Fillet & Sirloin

For you:
We recommend our prime fillet of Lake District Farmers Beef – which can be found on the menus of chefs lie Michel Roux Junior and Angela Hartnett – with a Red Wine jus and Field Mushrooms!

Serve with… Bolney Cuvee Noir 2010

Take your dessert from… State banquet for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

For them:
This lavish banquet saw the Mexican President and the Mexican First Lady dine among high-powered guests. They were served with poached Dover Sole fillets with a wild mushroom and shellfish sauce, noisettes of Windsor estate lamb with sautéed artichokes, coffee and petit fours.

For you:
Serve your guests with our exquisite petit fours, prepared for you by one of this country’s finest patisserie chefs – a memorable end to any dinner banquet!

Serve with… Somerset Cider Brandy

Nadell’s Petit Fours


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May 2015