Hosting a lunch in your kitchen for the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort can be an exciting and memorable event. However, it requires careful planning and attention to detail to ensure everything runs smoothly. This blog post will share tips on preparing and hosting a lunch in your kitchen for this special day.
Plan your Menu
The first step in preparing for lunch is to plan your menu. Choose dishes that are fit for a king and that your guests will enjoy. Consider options that are easy to prepare and can be made in advance to save time to ensure your kitchen and worktops are neat on the day. Their Majesties have offered a recipe for a Coronation Quiche with spinach, broad beans, and tarragon in honour of the Coronation Big Lunches happening throughout the Coronation weekend, which you can find here. In addition, Waitrose has created a list of recipes for some inspiration and ideas to choose from. From quiches to scones, to carrot cake to potato salad. It might be a good idea to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies your guests may have.
Set up your Kitchen
Once you have planned your menu, start preparing as much as you can in advance. You can chop vegetables, make sauces, and marinate meats a day or two before lunch. This will ensure that your worktops are clean and tidy for when guests arrive on the day and also save time and reduce the amount of work you have to do.
Set the Table
Set the table with your best tableware, including plates, cutlery, glasses, and napkins. If you have a large group of guests, you may need to set up a buffet-style table instead. Make sure you have enough seating for all of your guests and that the table is decorated appropriately for the occasion.
Drinks & Snacks
Offer a variety of drinks to your guests, including water, juices, and wines. Make sure you have enough glasses and ice on hand. You can also offer a signature cocktail to your guests to add a special touch to the event.
Hosting a lunch in your kitchen for the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort can be an unforgettable experience. By following the tips shared in this blog post, you can ensure that your lunch runs smoothly and that your guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Remember to plan your menu carefully, prepare in advance, set up your kitchen, set the table, and offer a variety of drinks and snacks to your guests. With these steps, you can create a memorable event that will be cherished by all who attend.