Local Chef Recreates Queen’s Dishes

April 30, 2019
Jay Geddes
Jay Geddes

Head Chef Jay Geddes at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) has announced a royal themed menu inspired by the dishes he cooked for The Queen to coincide with the opening of the award winning theatre’s new production The Audience which will open later in May.

In 2006 Chef Jay Geddes was one of 14 chefs who cooked for The Queen as part of her 80th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Inspired by this experience, Jay has developed a Royal Afternoon Tea and Pre Theatre Evening Menu for NST’s latest production The Audience which includes the Queen’s favourites Penny Tarts (mini jam tarts), Gleneagles Pate (a fish pate) and Chocolate Mousse.

Jay Geddes, Head Chef at Tyrrells, Nuffield Southampton Theatres said “I was really excited to cook for The Queen and surprised that she likes the simpler dishes like Penny Tarts.  The Queen has a really sweet tooth and she enjoys Afternoon Tea every day.

“I am really proud to have done this and I would cook for The Queen again in a heartbeat.  But in the meantime, I am so excited to give Nuffield’s audiences the same treat. “

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Director Samuel Hodges directs a brand new production of the smash hit play from Peter Morgan, the writer of the critically acclaimed TV series The Crown and the Oscar award winning film The Queen.  The Audience will open on 30 May and run until 22 June. Previews start from 24 May.

The Audience is a witty glimpse into the private meetings that the Queen holds every week with her Prime Ministers.  Sometimes intimate, often confessional, occasionally explosive, The Audience imagines the private moments that define a changing Britain. One head of state. Endless heads of government. This play asks where the real power lies.

The royal themed Afternoon Teas and Evening Menu are available with The Audience.  For more information, visit nstheatres.co.uk or call 023 80 67 1771