What's On the Menu at the Royal Wedding?

While we only know some of the delights planned, there are plenty of guesses to go around

There's a lot of anticipation leading up to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding April 29, but what foodies are most curious about is the reception menu.

Breaking away from a traditional sit-down meal, the couple's wedding breakfast (a British term for the reception following a daytime wedding) will be more like a cocktail hour, complete with passed hors d'oeuvres and plenty of champagne. (Speaking of champagne, Wine Spectator is guessing that Bollinger will be the bubbly of choice for the happy day, as it's been a longtime favorite of the royal fam dating back to Queen Victoria.)

The lucky 600 guests attending the reception will dine on a selection of little bites prepared by Buckingham Palace chefs, who will churn out nearly 10,000 canapes. While we don't yet know the official menu, feast your eyes on these photos of Buckingham Palace chefs' food prep in advance of the wedding, which include mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream, smoked salmon topped blinis and langoustine, a small edible lobster.

Following the wedding breakfast will be an evening reception hosted by Prince Charles, where the guest llist gets cut down to 300. It's a good bet that at least part of the menu is going to be sourced from Highgrove, the prince's fully sustainable and organic farm and gardens in Gloustershire. Our guess is that seasonal lamb, cabbage and leeks might make an appearance on the menu.

And then, of course, there's the cake -- or in this case, cakes, since the couple opted for two. The first is a traditional fruitcake made by Fiona Cairns who runs a bakery specializing in the dessert. The tiered cake is going to be decorated with a selection of fondant flowers each with its own meaning and symbology. Meanwhile, the second cake is inspired by a childhood favorite of the prince, McVitie's Chocolate Biscuits, a traditional tea time cookie.

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