A Royal Wedding Dinner
Tucked away in the back of a cupboard is a dinner set. It’s pink with gold touches and pink roses in the centre of the plates. We call it the pink set and never use it. It’s just there. Waiting an occasion, I suppose. And then the royal wedding night came. It seemed the right time to haul out the pink set.
Bringing it out to the light from the dark took some doing as it was behind everything else in the cupboard. It was also at floor level so I had to partly lie on the floor to dig it out. As I did I kept thinking of the fact that it had to go back at some time and that would be a pain. But the occasion seemed to be right.
It had to be a meal that was appropriate but also had to be simple so we could eat while watching the event. It also had to be appropriate for the pink set.
We began with a blue cocktail (the meal was roughly red, white and blue).
Next came a tinned tomato soup accompanied by cucumber sandwiches. Why we always think of cucumber sandwiches when we think of polite English society I don’t know. I have a feeling it’s somehow the fault of Oscar Wilde.
There was then an antipasto plate of tinned vegetables and olives with a mixture of cheeses and dry biscuits. These kept us going for most of the ceremony.
The sweet course was pink cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with a cup of tea. The tea deviated somewhat for it was special gunpowder Chinese green tea.
All in all, it was great to get to use the pink set. The occasion was right. It was a fun night. Thank you William and Catherine.