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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

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will it be turkey curry at Balmoral on boxing day?

Buckingham Palace has published the menu for the royal Christmas luncheon at Balmoral in an effort to show empathy with people struggling to make ends meet during the credit crisis.

In a statement from the palace the queen's spokesman Sir Horace Fortiscue Bodice-Crabb said "the royal household is sharing the pain of the public and is scaling back the traditional Christmas luncheon quite considerably, moreover her majesty has ordered the traditional boxing day shoot to be limited to 40 guests and only 500 birds (instead of the usual 520).

This show of solidarity is typical of the sovreign who always seeks to understand and reflect the needs of her subjects"

Here is the reduced Christmas menu in full:

Caviar canapes
Balmoral estate smoked salmon parcels with dill cream
Lobster bites in filo pastry
Salmon Terrine

Krug Millesime Champagne 1966

Lobster bisque
Caviar Croutons[/center

Chateau Nuits san Wogga Wogga Shablys(australia)

Risotto of white truffles with sevruga caviar

Chablis Premier Cru Le tiolette de Roi

Norfolk Bronze turkey with Foie Gras stuffingStuffed dressed Gressingham duck with parsnip confit and port wine sauce
Roast Sandringham Goose
Jugged Hare

Chateau Talbot Grand Cru Medoc 1951
Chateau Latour Martillac Grand Crus 1806

Christmas pudding
Christmas cake
Yule Log
Duchy Originals mince pies

Chateu d'yquem Sauternes

Stilton
Cheddar
Shropshire Blue
Roquefort
Dairylea triangles

Taylors late crusted vintage Port Quinto de Vajo 1945

Coffee Armagnac & Petits Fours

Alker Seltzer & Benylin surprise

Serves six

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