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No loadshedding woes for Cyril in the UK, as Charles serves him ‘stuffed’ pigeon

King Charles reportedly served Ramaphosa, and his guests stuffed pigeon known as a pheasant as part of a two-course meal.

After Ramaphosa was welcomed to the United Kingdom on the first day of his two-day visit by more than 1,000 soldiers, 230 horses, seven military bands, and two state coaches, the monarch hosted a dinner for him at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, IOL reports.

Ramaphosa was honored with one of two main courses: ballotine of Windsor pheasant stuffed with artichokes, quince compote, and port sauce; or grilled brill with wild mushrooms, truffles, and sorrel sauce.

The media outlet highlighted the fact that it was a “departure” from the banquets that Charles’s late mother, Queen Elizabeth, used to host. The monarch was known for favoring venison or lamb from the Balmoral home where she passed away, which is one of the other royal estates, when she entertained foreign VIPs.

A selection of assorted Chantenay carrots, kale with roasted butternut squash, braised fondant potatoes, and salad were said to have been served as side dishes during Charles’s first banquet as monarch.

According to the menu that was displayed in the “Mail,” the options for dessert were an iced vanilla parfait with caramelized apples, coffee, or coffee and bite-sized confectionery.

It also included wines to accompany the food, such as a Chateau Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol 2000, and an English sparkling wine called Ridgeview Blanc de Blancs 2016, which cost fifty pounds per bottle, which is equivalent to one thousand and two hundred rand.

The retailer also offered a Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru for £77, a Morgeot, Clos de la Chapelle, Domaine Duc de Magenta 2014 for £61, and a bottle of Chateau Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes 2007 for £55.

The meticulous kitchen preparations that took place in advance of the banquet were documented in a series of videos posted to the official Instagram account of the Royal Family.

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It included the creation of the Protea, the national flower of South Africa, by chefs using sugar and edible coloring to create the flower.

It was also reported by “The Mail” that the place settings for the banquet were spaced 45 centimeters apart, and that more than 1000 glasses were used at such an event.

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