We’ve got some very exciting news for fans of The Crown!
A posh London hotel is making available a lavish recreation of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 Coronation Banquet in its restaurant.
Ten new episodes of Netflix’s The Crown will premiere on the streaming service next month.
The award-winning biographical period drama series launched in 2016 and tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Inspired by the original banquet, the six-course meal is available to members of the public at St. Ermin’s Hotel in St James’ Park and includes:
– A clear lobster soup with truffle, herbs and a lobster crostini
– A Salade Royale of foie gras and scallops
– Délices de Sole with langoustine, cauliflower, bacon and samphire;
– A rack of lamb with ceps, sweet garlic and celeriac purée, raisins pickled with whiskey and a ‘new’ potato soufflé
– A pre-dessert of Boite de Fraises Reine Elizabeth (champagne and strawberry jelly with a – sablé biscuit)
– The Queen’s favourite dessert, Chocolate Perfection Pie – a chocolate mousse with cinnamon cream and meringue that came in the form of an edible crown.
St Ermin’s executive head chef, Alexander Boyd commented: “The original Coronation banquets were served in the summer but also limited by the fact rationing was still in force.”
He added: “Our re-imagining is a seasonal interpretation designed with provenance in mind, featuring the finest local ingredients – including elements grown on the St. Ermin’s Roof Kitchen Garden – and rather more luxurious, which seems fitting given the fact that The Crown is an incredibly lavish show.”
It was recently announced that Broadchurch star Olivia Colman will be taking over from Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy as Elizabeth in the third and fourth seasons of The Crown.