The Queen won’t be able to eat her favourite food at Balmoral, her summertime retreat in Scotland. All this is because chefs have run out of one of Her Majesty’s favourite delicacy, the royal kitchen has revealed.
The 92-year-old monarch absolutely enjoys consuming grouse.
Due to the recent heatwave in the UK, the number of birds on the estate has been dwindling. Therefore, the shoots had to be cut back.
The Queen’s former chef, Darren McGrady said: “I was at Balmoral Castle last week and was talking to a friend who works on the estate”.
“He told me that the hot weather had killed so many chicks the shoots had been cut back. The grouse season started on Monday. Sunday was officially the ‘glorious twelfth’ but you can’t shoot on a Sunday in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth isn’t happy about the situation that her favourite food is out of stock.
Mr McGrady nearly spent 11 years working for the Queen. He revealed that the grouse was one of the monarch’s favourite dishes. He added: “The Queen loves grouse”.
“It will definitely be on the Balmoral menu for the next two months. Most of the time it was served as roast grouse with game chips, bread sauce and redcurrant jelly”.
The Queen has a preference for what she likes to eat and has ruled out specific foods from the royal menu.
Her Majesty is not much of a foodie, according to Mr McGrady, author of Eating Royally, but said that the Queen loves all types of game. He added: “For the main course, any game, she loved the game”.
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“Things like Gaelic steak, fillet steak with a mushroom whisky sauce, especially if we did it with venison fillet instead. For the first course, things like Gleneagles pâté which was smoked salmon, trout and mackerel”.
“She loved using ingredients off the estate and so if we had salmon from Balmoral from the River Dee, she’d have that, it was one of her favourites”.