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The Heston trifle by heston Blumenthal for Waitrose
The Heston trifle by heston Blumenthal for Waitrose
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Planning on celebrating the Royal wedding with a plate of posh nosh and a glass of something to toast the bride and groom?

Here are a few ideas...

Cocktail: The Lillet Royale

Cocktail: The Lillet Royale

A right-Royal knees-up is being staged at the Wig & Pen, Campo Lane, on the eve of Royal wedding day.

An English garden party will kick off in Paradise Square behind the pub from 3pm onwards on Thursday.

Ice-cold Pimms, cocktails and English wines will be served up alongside a sizzling barbecue and home-made strawberry and cream trifle. Prices start from £3.50.

The next morning, a Regal Wedding Breakfast will be dished up from 10am to 12pm. The menu will include a choice of home-cured salmon with scrambled duck egg and truffle toast; thyme-marinated flat-cap mushrooms filled with spinach and poached eggs served with tomato hollandaise, or The Wig & Pen Regal Breakfast, comprising home-cured bacon, rare breed sausages, fried eggs, black pudding, hash browns and home-made baked beans. Prices start at £7, but diners presenting their receipt from the previous evening’s barbecue will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Co-op shoppers throughout South Yorkshire can walk down the aisle with Kate and Wills on Friday... the supermarket aisle, that is.

On Friday, Co-ops across the land will have their radios tuned in to live broadcast coverage of the Royal Wedding.

Every second of the build up, the wedding ceremony itself and the celebrations afterwards will be relayed live and as it happens, so customers who need to pop to their local Co-operative store, or staff working on the big day, won’t miss out.

To help customers planning a street party, the Co-op has supplies of everything from Union Jack bunting to cut-price champagne and special Royal Wedding cupcakes (£2 for nine).

A special Royal wedding cocktail is being drummed up at the newly-opened Brown’s Bar and Brasserie at St Paul’s Parade in the city centre.

Manager David Lawson has devised a chic little number called the Lillet Royale. It’s made with Lillet Blanc, the delicate French wine aperitif from Bordeaux with blends of three white grape varieties and orange liqueur, two dashes of pink Angostura bitters and topped up with sparkling Italian prosecco.

It’s £5.25 a glass, but don’t plan on watching Kate and Wills tie the knot while you’re sipping... the bar hasn’t got a TV.

Give your Royal Wedding party buffet a really grand finale...

With a trifle to end all trifles.

Created by the current culinary king, Heston Blumenthal, the Heston Royal Trifle draws inspiration from not one, but two iconic British desserts to create a patriotic pudding.

A cross between Trifle and Eton Mess, it combines layers of strawberry compote scented with orange zest, champagne instead of sherry and a meringue topping sprinkled with a rose petal edible confetti..

It’s on sale at Waitrose for a princely £13.99, but it will feed ten.