The celebration of the platinum jubilee of the Queen of England is approaching. The menu includes cold chicken and mayonnaise-based sauce, classic afternoon tea and a cocktail.
In June, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 70th anniversary of her reign. Royals can rest assured, even if you can’t attend the festivities, here’s how to get into the holiday spirit, with some feasting ideas.
What did they eat at the coronation banquet in 1953?
69 years ago, after her coronation, the Queen served a banquet at Buckingham Palace, guests were able to taste a rather unusual menu.
- royal drink : Chicken soup with salted custard cubes rather than traditional vanilla.
- Beef Tenderloin Talisman : Beef fillet with artichokes, potatoes sprinkled with truffle pieces.
- some lettuce
- Mango sorbet
Try Coronation Chicken in all its manifestations
For starters, you can try famous coronation chicken or Coronation Chicken, a cold chicken recipe that’s nearly endless. Basically it is a mixture with greens, curry and mayonnaise sauce, which is eaten in a salad. But you can also eat it in a sandwich. During the Golden Jubilee in 2002, a new version appeared, this time more modern. The chicken is marinated with lime and ginger, always accompanied by a mayonnaise-based sauce, as well as lime and ginger.
British chef Heston Blumenthal also revisited the dish during the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, this time the meat was accompanied by his mayonnaise, curry and mango chutney.
Have some tea for Classic afternoon tea
To end the day classic afternoon tea. If you are passing through London, pay special attention to three addresses.
- London Marriott Hotel County Hall, especially if your name is Elizabeth because you will be entitled to free afternoon tea throughout June.
- At the Castle Hotel, next to Windsor Castle, Chef Suraj Lokhande serves a Queen Elizabeth-inspired anniversary afternoon tea.
- And a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences if you’re looking for a slightly less traditional experience. Pastries are served on miniature carriages.
But you can also make it at home by pouring yourself some tea and trying out these cake and cookie recipes.
Drink gin for the queen
For lovers of strong drinks and alcohol of all kinds. The Royal Collection Trust and its store, the official store of Buckingham Palace, offers two special gins on the occasion of. One is based on herbs from the Royal Gardens and the other is on the Queen’s private property, Sandringham Manor. But also, a sparkling wine in a bottle created especially for the occasion, inspired by a coronation gown and adorned with the Queen’s initials. Hotel Göring offers a cocktail specially created for the occasioncalled Anniversary Fizz, based on liquor and champagne, all decorated with gold leaf. And in any case, raise a toast to the Queen with a classic gin and tonic.