A coronation menu at Le Cordon Bleu’s CORD
With hundreds of coronation-inspired activities scheduled this week across the nation, it can be difficult to pick the perfect event to commemorate King Charles III’s investiture. Street parties promise to be fun, but we think there’s no better way to celebrate than through an outstanding gastronomical experience designed for the occasion.
Le Cordon Bleu is not only a world-famous leader in food education, but it’s also the name behind a classic recipe created in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascent to the throne in 1953: the curried chicken breast notoriously known as Coronation Chicken. The culinary school, who have served the Royal Family for years, are now presenting an exciting menu (available from 2nd to 5th of May) to coincide with this week’s big occasion, exactly seventy years after the launch of their first coronation menu.
At the CORD Café, you will be able to savour the classic chicken recipe, whose formal name is actually Poulet Reine Elizabeth, sandwiched within a gourmet bun with lettuce, cucumber and baby watercress. There will also be a delectable Fruit Tart marrying pistachio, rhubarb and strawberry flavours, topped with a golden crown lace. If you prefer to celebrate alfresco, these two dishes can be ordered to take away.
For the full experience, head to CORD Restaurant and enjoy a three-course set menu inspired by King Charles’s favourite foods and his commitment to sustainability. The star dish will be the Coronation Lamb, a flavoursome combination of forest mushrooms, seared lamb loin, dry slow roasted crispy shoulder, porcini mushroom and pancetta compote, pickled girolles, garlic cream, lamb jus and savoy cabbage. Created by chef Emil Minev, director of Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu in London, it promises to be a worthy successor to the popular coronation chicken.
The coronation dishes will be available from 2nd to 5th of May 2023 at CORD Café and CORD Restaurant. For further information visit Le Cordon Bleu’s restaurant’s website here.