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Queen of Holland (The Best of Dutch & British Foods)

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We were delighted to be asked to cater for Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The event she was attending was designed to focus on the excesses in the finance industry and the ethical questions which could be learned going forward.

Additional keynote speakers included the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and the chairmen of CEO of nearly all the major clearing banks in London, including HSBC, Barclays, RBS, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. In consultation with the client we designed a fork buffet menu focusing on the best of Dutch and British Foods, items included:

The Menu

Pannenkoeken (sweet and savory)
Erwtensoep (a thick pea soup)
Appeltaart
BamiGoreng (reflecting the Dutch colonial connections with Indonesian)
Bitterballen. These little meatballs.
Poffertjes (tiny fluffy pancakes)
Hollandse Nieuwe haring (This soused herring)
Sate (now a Dutch staple again reflecting historical ties with Indonesia) 
Toad in the Hole
Bubble and Squeak
Fish and Chips
Roast Beef