Saturday, July 9, 2011

The British Have Come

Under bright California sunshine the visiting Windsor’s---or is it the visiting Wales? I’m never quite sure---attended an exclusive reception on the bright green lawn of the British Consulate.

The Duchess Catherine was dressed to dazzle and her handsome husband the Prince, also The Duke, looked casual in his blazer and open necked shirt.

Reports are the couple mixed easily and all commented on their grace and her dimples, her legs, her great style. Whose design was she wearing, whose shoes, whose bag? While I get a kick out of following this British fashion parade, I always wonder more about what they are eating along the way.

Finally, this time, we have a menu and how adorably British it is. I can almost see how it was matched to the wholesome young couple with its bent on seasonal produce, a few local cheeses and au courant foods.

                                        Cheese, Leek & Onion Mini Quiche
Chicken & Mushroom Bouchées (tiny filled pastry shells)
Chipolata Sausages
"Devils on Horseback" (bacon wrapped prunes)
Endive with Smoked Salmon Tartare
Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto
 Parmesan Scallion Crostini with Pear
Stilton Tartlets with Apricot Chutney
Welsh Rarebit
Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce

So now that I’ve got the clothes, got the jewels, the shoes and long last some of the food, there are just two more things I’d like to know...….how do you turn rarebit into a cocktail bite at a proper British stand up reception and where is the tea with the scones?

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