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2011-04-29 16:01

London - Buckingham Palace has released the menu for its lunchtime reception, which is expected to feed 650-odd guests drawn from the congregation that attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

The palace said guests would be served a selection of canapes, including:

Cornish crab salad on lemon blini

Pressed duck terrine with fruit chutney

Roulade of goats' cheese with caramelised walnuts

Assortment of palmiers and cheese straws

Scottish smoked salmon rose on beetroot blini

Miniature watercress and asparagus Tart

Poached asparagus spears with Hollandaise sauce

Quails eggs with celery salt

Scottish langoustines with lemon mayonnaise pressed confit of pork belly with crayfish and crackling

Wild mushroom and celeriac chausson

Bubble and squeak with confit shoulder of lamb

Grain mustard and honey-glazed chipolatas

Smoked haddock fishcake with pea guacamole

Miniature Yorkshire pudding with roast fillet of beef and horseradish mousse

Gateau opera

Blood orange pate de fruit

Raspberry financier

Rhubarb crème brulée tartlet

Passion fruit praline

White chocolate ganache truffle

Milk chocolate praline with nuts

Dark chocolate ganache truffle

Buckingham Palace added that guests would be served Pol Roger NV brut reserve champagne along with other soft and alcoholic drinks.

The palace said that governors-general and prime ministers would be presented to the queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the newly-married royal couple. The reception was due to include the cutting of the wedding cake, as well as some speeches.

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