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Giada De Laurentiis Will Prepare A Royal Menu For William And Kate During LA Visit

Posted on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:30 PM PDT


Prince William and Catherine Middleton are gearing up to pay LA a visit (it's Kate's first time!), and they are going to have a special menu prepared exclusively for them by one of Beverly Hills' best chefs!

LA native and seasoned celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, is hard at work on a custom-created menu fit for the Royal newlyweds!

The dinner will take place at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club on July 9 for a charity match, and an example of some of the dishes prepared include:

- A “light and colorful” pea pesto crostini, featuring pureed peas on toast, topped with half a cherry tomato

- California chopped salad with a mix of grilled lettuces, grilled corn, grilled shrimp, zucchini and crispy tortillas in a light lemon dressing

- Chicken Milanese, which features breaded chicken cutlets in a creamy tomato fennel sauce

Giada says these dishes are inspired by a combination of California's fresh fare, and her own Italian heritage.

William is set to participate in a match at the Santa Barbara Polo Club to benefit the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Check out a full list of the Royal couple's LA itinerary, after the jump ...

July 8: William and Kate arrive early evening and are greeted by the British ambassador. They immediately take off for a UK trade and investment event. Later that evening, they attend a working reception at the consul-general's residence, where they'll meet with California political leaders.

July 9: The newlyweds head to a charity event at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club during the day. That night comes a red-carpeted, black-tie, sit-down dinner in support of the British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA - the duke is president of the academy) at the renovated 1920s Belasco Theater in downtown LA. The Duke will make a short speech, but no word yet if Kate will walk the red carpet.

July 10: The couple attend a private event in support of Tusk USA. William is a patron of the UK's Tusk Trust, which promotes conservation in Africa. Then, it's back to downtown LA to Inner City Arts, which bring visual and performing arts to underprivileged urban kids. The royal couple will meet some budding painters and potters and take in a performance by dance and drama students. For the final event, William and Kate will check out a job fair at Sony Pictures Studio for servicemen and women looking to return to the civilian working world, pack care packages for those deployed abroad.



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