You could say that we are Royally Obsessed with the upcoming Royal Wedding this week!! Once again, fascinated by the cookery of the event…I enjoyed learning about the people behind the scenes…the Kitchen Staff.
Mark Flanagan of Buckingham Palace and his staff of 21 will be treating 600 guests to the canapés made from the best of British produce. Unfortunately for me…he is keeping quiet about the full menu until April 29, but the selection could include smoked salmon, beetroot blini, confit duck-leg terrine with smoked duck and pear chutney, quail eggs with celery salt, goat cheese and caramelized walnuts and parmesan crisp…why I feel exhausted already!! (smiles). Flanagan states that, “At any large event, we are always conscious of trying to make sure we uphold people’s expectations when they come to Buckingham Palace…for a lot of people, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” It’s their goal that they leave thinking everything was spectacular, especially the food!
The palace has confirmed the rooms that will be used for the Queen’s reception, The White Drawing Room, Music Room, Blue Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the Picture Gallery, where the wedding cake will be displayed…What an exciting time this will be!!
Tune into DATELINE NBC Wednesday, April 27th at 8/7c there will be airing "Inside the Royal Wedding"