Here's the menu for the banquet the Queen threw in honour of Trump's UK state visit

  • Queen Elizabeth II held a banquet Monday night at Buckingham Palace to mark President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK on Monday night – and the menu was classy.
  • It included halibut and watercress soup to start, a saddle of British lamb with carrots and summer vegetables for the main course, and lemon cream with French tart for dessert.
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Queen Elizabeth II hosted President Donald Trump and his family at a state banquet in Buckingham Palace on Monday evening and served him a very European menu.

Trump, who is making a three-day state visit to the UK, joined the Queen, Prince Charles, and 14 other royals at the 171-guest banquet in the Buckingham Palace ballroom.

The Queen approved a European bistro menu for the occasion. A version of the menu published by Sky News had all the dishes listed in French.

Here is the menu in full, with the French translated to English in brackets:

First course:

Délice de Flétan en Vapeur (Steamed Halibut Fillet) Mousseline de Cresson Velouté au Cerfeuil (Watercress Mousse with Parsley)

Main course:

Selle d’Agneau deWindsor Farcie Marigny (Saddle of Windsor Farcie Marigny lamb) Timbale de Carottes à l’Estragon (Carrot and Tarragon Timbale*) Panaché de Légumes d’Eté (Selection of Summer Vegetables) Pommes Elizabeth (Elizabeth-style potatoes) Salade (Salad)


Tarte Sablée Breton** aux Fraises (Strawberry tart on a Breton shortbread-style base) Crème à la Verveine (Verbena Cream***)

*Timbale refers to the shape of the food. Click here for a photo of a carrot timbale. ** Sablée Breton is a buttery French cookie. *** Verbena Cream is cream infused with sugar and Verbena lemons.

After that, waiters brought out fresh fruit, coffee, and petit fours.

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Other banquet guests included Trump’s children Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump; Prince William; the Duchess of Cambridge; the US national security adviser, John Bolton; and the US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson.

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