3rd December 2015

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, made a State Visit to Malta to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta from 26th to 28th November.  The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, also attended CHOGM in support of The Queen.

On the evening of Friday 27th November, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, attended the traditional CHOGM dinner for 120 guests at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Attard, Malta.  Guests included foreign dignitaries from across the Commonwealth, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The hotel was selected to host the dinner due to its location opposite Malta’s Presidential Palace, its reputation as one of the classic grand dame hotels of Malta and its expertise in delivering state banquets.

Corinthia Palace’s Executive Chef, Stefan Hogan, prepared a menu of:
• Seared Brown Meagre with Courgette Ribbons and Saffron Velouté
• Roast Quail stuffed with a Vegetable Mousseline and Grapes Panache of Carrots, French Beans and Artichokes, Fondant Potatoes
• Dark Chocolate Marquise with Mandarin Sorbet

Wines to accompany the dinner were:

• Ridgeview Estate, Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs, Sussex UK 2011
• Churton Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2014
• Botanica Mary Delany Pinot Noir, Elgin South Africa 2012
• Grand Vin de Hauteville Moscato, DOK Malta, Emmanuel Delicata, 2012