It goes without saying that we can't wait to see Meghan Markle's wedding dress and the A-List guests in attendance... but what we're secretly dying to see is the food offering.
Meghan and Harry have eschewed tradition in a myriad of ways since their engagement last November, and it seems that the Royal wedding will be no exception. The rumour mill has been working overtime in regards to the menu but the Palace has confirmed just a few of the reports. Head Chef at Windsor Castle, Mark Flanagan, carried out tastings with the couple in March and said that they were keen to use the “Freshest produce available. Luckily the seasons have just fallen perfectly and that’s become the main focus in the decision making of the menus.”
The soon-to-be bride and groom have opted to serve trendy bowl food at their first reception, followed by a more formal dinner later in the evening. The bowl food will enable guests to eat while standing and consists of many of the vegetables grown on her Majesty's estate. Meghan's reported 'sweet tooth' will be satisfied by a wide variety of desserts on the day including; bread and butter pudding and chocolate truffles. The pair are breaking with the tradition of having a fruitcake for their wedding cake and instead will be serving a lemon and elderflower cake, made by Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery and decorated with buttercream and flowers.
Next Saturday the 12th May @skyemcalpine will be baking her Venitian cake and pastry recipes with us at Violet and then signing her new cookbook #atableinvenice please join us for sticky raisin pastries, apricot croissants, fennel and candied peel yogurt cakes, sugar buns, polenta biscuits, and more!!
Our take on the Royal cake? This delicious lemon and passionfruit sponge. Check out the recipe here.
This garden pea and broad bean salad provides the perfect vegetables fit for a Royal wedding
To be truly authentic to the menu, add some asparagus to this Crispy Duck Egg and Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Sprinkle toasted almonds and pomegranate seeds over this hearty and warming lamb taginedish to take it to the next level.
Traditional with a twist, this bread and butter pudding with sweet pear is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Pastry Chef Selwyn Stoby will be creating bespoke chocolate truffles for the big day. This is our favourite truffle recipe. Choose from these delicious flavours to roll them in; chocolate vermicelli, toasted hazelnuts, dessicated coconut or simple cocoa powder.
Congratulations to the happy couple!