Prince George is five years old now, and he is going to Thomas’s Battersea in London. The school is about £18,000 ($23,000), and the food is probably on high standards, as the school is. The menu school has for its children would make any local restaurant filled with jealousy.
A mid-morning snack is a fresh fruit or a pastry every day. The lunch begins with a fresh baguette and soup. On a regular Monday, the kids get a chicken for lunch. But this is not your ordinary chicken lunch – they prepare for the children traditional free-range chicken arrabbiata with whole wheat pasta.
The children can have options as well. If some of them are pescatarians, they can opt for fish – wheat pasta with salmon, crème Fraiche, and peas. Vegans can have oven-baked falafel bites with fresh hummus. The ones allergic to certain things, like dairy and gluten can have chicken and pasta with salad.
Other things on the menu include freshly prepared slow-cooked lamb ragu, Teriyaki cod over garlic spinach, lamb and apricot tagine, peri-peri chicken, gammon with poached egg, or smoked salmon and broccoli quiche.
There are desserts too. Prince George, as well as his schoolmates, get something like freshly baked Jamaican ginger cake with lemon drizzle, a strawberry-banana smoothie with an oat cookie, mango mousse with passionfruit or fresh-baked peach crumble for dessert.
Amongst the food served at the lunch in school, you can find sausages with steamed veggies, fries and ketchup; macaroni and cheese, who are organic, with steamed broccoli and roasted vegetables, and organic lasagna with raw veggies.