A Proper British Picnic for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Queen Elizabeth - Diamond Jubilee official portrait
Queen Elizabeth – Diamond Jubilee official portrait

Great Britain and the world prepares for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebration on June 5, 2012, as Queen Elizabeth will celebrate 60 years on the English throne.

Champagne G.H. Mumm and Adam Byatt have come together to create a delicious alfresco feast. All you need is to add some sunshine, find an adequate picnic rug and combine the best of British lawn games.

Here’s our recommendation for A Proper British Picnic:

For a picnic of grand proportions over the long weekend, match the caramel flavours and creamy length of Champagne G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge with delicious and home-cooked picnic dishes, designed by Adam.

“Seasonal British ingredients such as morels and berries make this picnic menu effortlessly tasty, and perfectly paired with G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge,” says Adam.

Adam’s Middle White Pork Pies
“The crisp acidity of Cordon Rouge cuts through the richness of the pork and pastry and highlights the herbs and spices.”

Quiche of Morels, Broad Beans and Goats Cheese
“The full flavour and structure of Cordon Rouge brings out the earthy notes of the morels, and the buttery pastry is a classic combination with the champagne.”

Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachio
“The citrus fruit and zesty acidity of Cordon Rouge marry well with the piquant of the cranberries, whilst the lingering finish of this champagne enhances the pistachio and biscotti background flavors.”

English Cherry Pavlova
The finishing touch to the prefect picnic fit for the Queen ….

Add a dash of regal splendor to your outdoor banquet this picnic season, with the champagne that was first awarded the prestigious Royal Warrant in 1886, and continues to be the choice of the Royal Family today.

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge is available from Waitrose for £31.99 and all picnic recipes are found in Adam Byatt’s How to Eat In, available at amazon.co.uk for £25.

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