There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the royal wedding on May 19th, from the dress to the bridesmaids, guests and musical performers. Naturally, the main thing we’re intrigued by is the food. Since finding out that Meghan Markle is not only a foodie who loves to cook but also predominantly plant-based, we’ve been even more interested than usual to know what guests will be treated to at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle on Saturday.
We were thrilled to hear that our local favourite Violet Bakery were to be making the wedding cake. Pastry chef and founder of the bakery Claire Ptak is Californian, like Meghan, and they’d also crossed paths a while back when Meghan featured Alice on her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig. So, back to the cake...there’ll be no traditional royal fruitcake here! Instead, Claire is said to be creating a lemon elderflower cake that will somehow “incorporate the bright flavours of spring.” There will be buttercream, multiple layers and fresh buttercream...all very Instagram-worthy! As for the main course, according to Vanity Fair, “bowls of traditional and locally-sourced British fare” will be served, which makes us very happy! However, to keep everyone satisfied it won’t be restricted to a plant-based menu. “Miniature shepherds pies and fish and chips” will be amongst the fare served. "We know the couple wanted us to make sure we used all of the local seasonal produce as much as possible throughout their menu, and this recent good weather is really helping us to achieve that," royal chef Mark Flanagan told The Telegraph. Drinks-wise, champagne and wine from the extensive Royal cellars will be free flowing. Seeing as Meghan’s lifestyle website was called The Tig, named so after her favourite type of red wine Tignanello, we think it’s likely that this will make its way onto the drinks menu too. After dark, things will get a bit more fun and frivolous, with food trucks serving hungry guests with a late night feast. While it may not seem prim and proper for a royal wedding, we love that Meghan and Harry are putting their own stamp on the wedding, which after all, it is their big day. Besides, there’s nothing worse than coming off the dance floor after three solid hours and a few glasses of champagne down, to realise there’s no food left at the wedding buffet! While there are lots of rumours circling about what the food vans will actually serve, one whisper we’ve heard which we hope to be true is that Yum Bun will be one of them! We’ll have to wait until Saturday to know for sure...
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