Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So what will they eat ...

Prince William and his new bride will be the guests of honor at two receptions at Buckingham Palace following their wedding.

The first reception will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.  This will not be a traditional sit down wedding breakfast, but a canapé reception.  The menu is being prepared by the Queen's head chief, Mark Flanagan,  The two-bite finger food could include "smoked salmon on a beetroot blini, confit duck-leg terrine with smoked duck and pear chutney, and quail eggs with celery salt, goat cheese, caramelized walnuts and Parmesan crisps," according to People magazine.

The champagne will flow,, and there will be a selection of delectable desserts created by Buckingham Palace's pastry chef, Kathryn Boyden.  

The palace has also announced that the White Drawing room, the Music Room, the Blue Drawing Room, the State Dining Room and the Picture Gallery will be used for the reception.  The wedding cake will be on display in the Picture Gallery.

Nearly 2000 people have been invited to the wedding at Westminster Abbey.  Only 600 will be attending the afternoon reception.  This group will be whittled down to 300 for the dinner and dance, hosted by the Prince of Wales, at Buckingham Palace.   Details for this event have not yet been released.

Unlike the recent wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling,  the receptions, including the dancing, will not be televised.  It is also unlikely that photographs from these events, including the cutting of the cake will be released to the media.



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