G20 leaders get a 'Best of British' dinner at 10 Downing Street
Jamie Oliver cooked up a 'Best of British' feast for the G20 leaders tonight in Downing Street, ahead of the Summit meeting tomorrow morning.
Oliver, along with young chefs from his 'Fifteen' restaurant, used produce from all over the country, and started with organic salmon from Shetland and a variety of vegetables from Sussex, Surrey and Kent, along with some Irish soda bread.
Then the main course of shoulder of lamb from the Elwy Valley in Wales and Jersey potatoes, wild mushrooms and mint sauce. The dessert was bakewell tart and custard.
For the vegetarians among the leaders, they were offered a goat's cheese starter and potato dumplings instead of the lamb shoulder.
Oliver said: "I'm very, very proud of my country and its food traditions and I know that the guests at Downing Street will be in for a real treat."
Taking over the Downing Street kitchens with him were eight current apprentices and recent graduates from Fifteen.
Oliver's wife Jools is due to give birth to their third child imminently, but he still led his team in the No 10 kitchens tonight – the third time he has cooked there.