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Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with Le Cordon Bleu


Le Cordon Bleu London are pleased to unveil a selection of celebratory dishes to mark the Coronation of King Charles III starring the classic Coronation Chicken recipe, created by Le Cordon Bleu in 1953.

Le Cordon Bleu have served the Royal Family for years, including at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The star of the Coronation Day Banquet, “Poulet Reine Elizabeth”, now widely known at Coronation Chicken, was created by Le Cordon Bleu London and is now a nationwide favourite.

CORD Café will serve a gourmet Coronation Chicken Bun comprised of the signature curried chicken breast recipe with a second layer of lettuce, cucumber and baby watercress sandwiched between thick slices of brioche. This will sit alongside a Fruit Tart made with pistachio pastry with a pistachio financier, rhubarb, compote, strawberry mousse, finished off with a wild strawberry glaze, a rhubarb cremeux insert and complete with a delicate golden crown lace. Both dishes can be enjoyed in CORD Café and Café Le Cordon Bleu located at the Bloomsbury Culinary Institute in Holborn, or ordered to take away for the ultimate picnic in honour of the Coronation.

Located in the heart of the City of London, CORD by Le Cordon Bleu will honour the original Coronation Chicken recipe and serve a selection of dishes from 2nd to 5th of May. A three-course set menu will be served in celebration of King Charles III comprising of his food favourites and considering his Majesty’s own ethos around sustainability. This special menu will include the Coronation Lamb, an elegant dish of Organic British lamb with forest mushrooms, comprised of seared lamb loin, dry slow roasted crispy shoulder, slow cooked porcini mushroom and pancetta compote, pickled girolles, garlic cream, lamb jus and savoy cabbage. The dish has been created for CORD by Chef Emil Minev, Director of Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu London.

Head over to either of our Cafés from 24th April to enjoy our Coronation treats or book a table at CORD by Le Cordon Bleu to enjoy the special three-course menu from 2nd to 5th May.

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