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PM spent St David’s Day tucking into canapés prepared by Welsh chefs

07 Mar 2023 2 minute read
The Prime Minister spent St David’s Day sampling Welsh food prepared by chefs who had travelled from Wales. Right – Picture by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (CC BY-ND 2.0).

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak spent St David’s Day tucking into canapés prepared by a team of Welsh chefs at a swanky reception held at 10 Downing Street.

Chefs from the Culinary Association of Wales travelled to London to prepare posh nibbles for the PM and other VIP guests, including Max Boyce and Sir Bryn Terfel.

The savoury canapes included lobster, mini whipped Pembroke potato, Welsh rarebit served on onion bread and Glamorgan bon bon leek served with wild garlic mayo.

The chefs were led by Michael Bates, executive head chef at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport who was accompanied by work colleagues William Hobbs, food beverage manager, Byron Lewis Burns, senior sous chef and Rebekah Ann Wright, sous chef and Craig Bennett and Jessica Shaw from Cambrian Training Company.

The group of Welsh chefs arrived at 10 Downing St to prepare canapés for the Prime Minister.

Delighted

The dessert canapes included Welsh cake with strawberry jel and Welsh clotted cream.

Drinks included Welsh white and red wines from Radnorshire vineyard Blue Moon and Ty Nant sparkling water.

Chef, Michael Bates said: “We met the Prime Minister who commented that everyone had enjoyed the canapés at the reception and how well the food had been received, which was pleasing to hear.

“Max Boyce also commented that the food was ‘great’ when we posed for a photograph with him outside No 10.

“We used as many Welsh products as possible and there were several food and drink producers there from Wales.

“This was fifth St David’s Day reception I have worked on at 10 Downing Street and I was delighted for the team members who were excited to be representing Wales for the first time. It was a successful event which we all enjoyed.”


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago

Shame about the Lobster…Max and Bryn eh! I don’t suppose Dyfrig got an invite…

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago

I thought that read Welsh clotted blood, then I remembered that this was on the Home Office do menu

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 months ago

Yeah, I often eat canapés on St’ David’s Day, he says with utter contempt in his voice. Look, Sunak hasn’t got a bloody clue about Wales or Welsh culture. His party of English extremists deny Wales the simplest of rights, the right to celebrate our patron saint afforded to both Scotland & Northern Ireland who for some strange reason are not affected by any crossborder issues or confusion as highlighted by numerous Tory Welsh Secretaries who cynically & deliberately deny Wales & Welsh Government the devolution to create March 1st a national bank holiday. This is anti-Welsh plain and simple.… Read more »

James
James
11 months ago

Was suprised find out Boyce was a raging Tory after he thanked Boris for all his hard work in that covid poem he wrote.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago

There’s a set of choppers to be proud of, all he needs is the old toothpaste sparkle and a new career in advertising awaits… Speaking of pride, it was one of his introductory words on his first day in parliament and he was referring to religion. As far as I was taught pride is a sin in every religion, but his actions bring only shame on himself and that is nothing to be proud about. That he is excited by the cruelty of Braverman again brings no credit to him except in the eyes of some of the worst people… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago

The UK allowed a sanctioned close associate of Ambramovich to sell his £16 million mansion to the son of the co-founder of Infosys, which we all know is the company of the Prime Minister’s wife’s family. Eyebrows were raised in some quarters as to how such a thing could happen given the anti-Putin sanctions in place.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

I suspect he might be on the Sunak’s Diwali card list…

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
11 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

‘Stop The Boats’ what happened to the ‘Little Ships’, the Tory establishment outsourced the running of the UK to a bunch of rogues, sadists and nutters, that’s what!

Last edited 11 months ago by Mab Meirion

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