Long live the royals!

The whole world has been going bonkers with Royal Wedding Fever and I won’t lie, I’m right there with the craziest of them. I love all the hoopla surrounding this big day, and the hullabaloo (yes, I just used that word. Great isn’t it?) extends even to their fabulous lunch today. The menu (courtesy of CNN’s eatocracy blog) reads like this:

  • Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
  • Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
  • Roulade of Goats’ Cheese with Caramelised Walnuts
  • Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws
  • Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
  • Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
  • Poached Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping
  • Quails Eggs with Celery Salt
  • Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling
  • Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
  • Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb
  • Grain Mustard and Honey-Glazed Chipolatas
  • Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
  • Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse
  • Gâteau Opera
  • Blood Orange Pâté de Fruit
  • Raspberry Financier
  • Rhubarb Crème Brûlée Tartlet
  • Passion Fruit Praline
  • White Chocolate Ganache Truffle
  • Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

How awesome is that? Bubble and squeak! My favorite nonsensical British food name! So awesome! All of it! Today was indeed a good day to be royalty in England.

And as a final unrelated note, I’ll be taking some time off with my own Prince William look-alike to get some sun, see some friends and do some traveling.  I should be back in a week or so with some good stories and a deep tan. See you later!