I accepted a "Royal Wedding" lunch invite ages ago, expecting to be able to navigate my way through the menu, finding something suitably Paleo, as I usually would.
However, I've just been sent the fixed high tea menu, as below. Short of disecting the sandwiches for their (probably processed) meat, there is literally nothing remotely edible.
What do you do in situations like this? My English politeness & fear of offending really work against me sometimes...
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches Prince of Wales Tea-smoked Chicken with Wild English Herbs Cucumber, Crème Fraiche & Dill Scottish Smoked Salmon with wild Rocket & Horseradish Cream Watercress, Celery, Walnuts & Goats Curd
Scones & Conserve Date & Plain Scones served with Organic Strawberry Conserve & Clotted Cream
Assorted Sweeties McVitie’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake Lavender & Vanilla Cheesecake Wild Blackberry & Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart Royal Red Velvet Cupcake topped with Creamed Cheese Icing
Teas English Breakfast Supreme, Scottish Breakfast, Earl Grey Premium, Queen Mary, Prince of Wales, Russian Caravan, Assam, Darjeeling, China Sencha Herbal/Fruit Infusions Lemongrass & Ginger, Chamomile & Spearmint, Rose Garden, Turkish Apple, Chai $45pp