The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, donned their personalized chef’s uniforms to take part in a cookery demonstration at Montreal’s top chef school, the Institut de tourisme et d’hotellerie du Quebec.
The newly wedded royal couple were however spared wearing the chef’s hats or nets and Kate’s long hair hung about loosely as ever…
But back to the food, Prince William and Kate are not complete strangers to cooking. Kate says she loves to cook things by trial and error – throwing together a bunch of ingredients but nothing fancy.
William said that he makes a pretty great shepherd’s pie. But by the time the 40 minutes had transpired at the Canadian cookery school, William could reportedly whip up a herb and cranberry-crusted lamb and croustillant a l’effiloche de canard confit, as well as a pretty decent lobster soufflé!
Quebec Premier Jean Charest was also attending the demonstration and whipped up the first soufflé of the lesson.
The premier’s souffléwas brought forth for display by the Duchess, but two minutes later William countered by presenting his soufflé quipping, “Much better! This one is mine.”
William challenged that the “soufflé-off” was on, adding cheekily “if you could rise to the challenge that would be great.”
Quite an accomplished cook himself, Premier Charest feigned defeat, eyeing his rejected soufflé sadly and said, “now I guess I will have to pack it up and bring it home.”
William reportedly clowned about a bit during the cooking demonstration, pretended to pinch strawberries from a bowl and insisted on dipping a spoon into melted chocolate for a taste, questioning playfully, “is there a time limit? Do we eat as we go? I’m quite hungry!”
Kate reportedly took the cooking demonstration far more seriously. She was taught by a student, Ms Theresa Rindress, 23, who showed her how to make an amuse-bouche of foie gras on a toasted brioche with apple cider jelly.
William also tried his hand at making goats cheese, baby cucumber and elderberry jam, which teacher Jean-Louis
Themistocle critiqued as the best cucumber he had ever seen!
Afterwards, the Duke and Duchess, the Premier and his wife and two of the Prince’s senior aides, all sat down and ate what they had prepared. As it’s understood, there weren’t any complaints – nor any food poisoning or stray hairs!
Hope you enjoyed my slideshow of Kate and William in the Montreal cooking institute’s kitchen. Thanks for reading…