World leaders will be trying the best food and drinks Cornwall has to offer during the G7 Summit this weekend.
Cornwall is just a brilliant destination for foodies and renowned for its fish, shellfish, cheese, cream teas, cider, wine, gin and even its vodka.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and the other leaders will be giving Stargazy pies or pasties a go.
The menu for Friday night, when they will be feasting at the Eden Project after meeting the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate, has been revealed.
They will be served fish caught off the Cornish coast and cooked by Emily Scott, chef at the Watergate Bay hotel near Newquay.
What will the menu be on Friday night for G7 world leaders
– Starter: spiced melon, gazpacho, coconut, high note herbs.
– Main: Turbot roasted on the bone with Cornish new potatoes and wild garlic pesto with greens from the local Padstow kitchen gardens.
– Cornish cheese course: Gouda, Cornish yarg, helford blue.
– Dessert: English strawberry pavlova.
– Petit fours: clotted cream fudge, mini clotted cream ice cream cone with chocolate earl grey truffles.
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Saturday night’s dinner will be a less formal affair, with the leaders tucking into a barbecue on the beach in Carbis Bay cooked by Simon Stallard, from the Hidden Hut in Portscatho.
The visiting leaders will also be treated to a flypast by the Red Arrows.
They will be served:
– Canapes including: sparkling scallops, Curgurrell crab claws and Portscatho mackerel.
– Main: Seared and smokey Moorland sirloin, Newlyn lobster and scorched leeks served with sides of layered Cornish potato chips, St Just purple sprouting broccoli and salt-baked beetroot.
– Dessert: Beach Hut Sundae.
Afterwards the leaders will also be able to have baked brie, hot buttered rum and toasted marshmallows around fire pits on the beach.
Sea shanty group Du Hag Owr will provide the musical accompaniment to the event.
Should the leaders wish to toast a successful summit – or drown their sorrows – they will be offered Cornish sparkling wine, German Riesling, Australian Shiraz, Cornish beer and a hedgerow fizz cocktail.
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