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Jamie Oliver Serves World Leaders at UK's G20 Summit

Jamie Oliver Serves World Leaders at UK's G20 Summit

UK's Buckingham Palace has been abuzz as Prime Minister Gordon Brown hosts world leaders from countries such as China, Japan, and the US to discuss key issues surrounding the global economy. Last night, finance ministers took a break from heated dialogue to enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared by UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in Prime Minister Brown's house at 10 Downing Street.

TV's famed Naked Chef cooked the dinner with the help of apprentices from Fifteen London, his restaurant that trains unemployed and at-risk youth. The dinner menu, which Oliver described as "the best of Britain," features organic, sustainable foods from around the British Isles. To see what President Obama and other leaders ate,


First Course

  • Baked Scottish salmon with seashore vegetables, broad beans, herb garden salad, mayonnaise, and wild garlic-scented Irish soda bread
  • Vegetarian option: Childwickbury goat cheese with roast shallots, seashore vegetables, herb green salad, and wild garlic-scented Irish soda bread

Second Course

  • Slow-roasted shoulder of Welsh lamb, first of the season Jersey Royal potatoes, first of the season asparagus, and wild St. George mushrooms with mint sauce and gravy
  • Vegetarian option: lovage and potato dumplings with first of the season asparagus and wild St. George mushrooms

Third course

  • Hot bakewell tart with homemade custard

So far, the media has been somewhat critical of the menu, and the Guardian called it "not terribly exciting." Still, I think the menu sounds appetizing, although — unlike President Obama — I am a fan of British food. Does the menu impress you?


aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Penny-C Penny-C 8 years
Did the reporter from the Guardian actually TASTE the food? Its all very well being critical about the menu but its the taste that counts. I am British and would have loved to have eaten everything on the menu!!!
Jjackie Jjackie 8 years
Oh I do love that guy!! I used to see his program just because of him!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it sounds just fine and the veggie dishes are all things that i wouldn't mind eating. i think that it's conventional enough, yet it's good cooking and good food and that's what people should be pleased with.
amofoz amofoz 8 years
An eyeball?!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Star, you just eat it. My sister who is the wife of a Colonel in the Marines had to go to many formal dinners with foreign dignitaries and had to be told that saying no wasnt an option, she had to eat a goats eye ball, offered to her specifically because its good luck or something and if she had said No, it would have been a very big deal. she ate it and has a great story for her kid!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Mm Irish soda bread!! :D
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
It doesn't sounds bad. I could do without the mushrooms though. I don't eat mushrooms at all. How do you not eat something at state dinners?
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
Wow, what an amazing dinner. I would have loved to have been there!
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