Twin chefs will work in tandem to cook lunch for the Queen’s visit to Harold Hill

Twin chefs Mark and David Borrell have done everything together for the last 43 years and cooking for the Queen is no exception.

The 43-year-old pair have prepared a three-course lunch for the monarch for her visit to the Drapers’ Academy today (Friday).

Mark said: “I always like to have staff I know working with me and David was perfect because we always work together and I know he’ll deliver the goods.”

Mark, who runs a children’s cookery club at Broadford School in Faringdon Avenue, Harold Hill, was asked to cook for the Queen by Steven Beason, director of finance at Drapers’ Academy. He then invited David to help.

They have spent months coming up with the perfect menu.


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They submitted six menu ideas to Buckingham Palace before the Queen chose her favourite one.

For starters, there will be hamhock terrine with baby plum tomatoes and relish and basil dressing.

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The main course will include a cannon of lamb served with dauphinoise potatoes and buttered spinach and beetroot puree.

Dessert will be roasted rhubarb and ginger cr�me br�l�e with tuile biscuit.

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