A PRESTIGIOUS visitor to Alnwick’s Royal wedding has been immortalised in crumpets by restaurant chain Beefeater.
Pippa Middleton, a guest at Lady Katie Percy’s wedding in Alnwick in February has been crowned the top breakfast guest in a national survey by the chain.
And acknowledging her top totty status, Beefeater Grill has commissioned two giant mosaics of famous Pippa shots made entirely from crumpets, made with the help of the team at Moor Farm Beefeater Grill in Northumberland.
Though her sister is set to be the future Queen it is Pippa that has been crowned the nation’s number one choice to wake up for breakfast with, in a poll of 2,000 people to celebrate the restaurant’s new nationwide breakfast menu.
The striking artworks, designed and created by food artist Laura Hadland on behalf of Beefeater Grill saw a whopping 15,000 crumpets - weighing in at over a tonne - used to recreate the socialite’s likeness.
More than 100 jars of spreads, including butter, jam and Marmite were used to create shading on the 13m x 20m giant mosaics. In a feat that took more than 24 hours to complete, both a close-up of Pippa’s face as well as a ‘cheeky’ recreation of the now infamous ‘backside shot’ from this year’s Royal Wedding were depicted.
David Murdin from Beefeater Grill said; “We wanted to do something to celebrate the launch of our new breakfast menu and thought it would be interesting to find out who the nation would most like to share their first meal of the day with. It’s no surprise that someone as striking as Pippa has ranked as the country’s top bit of crumpet! Sadly we may not be able to guarantee Pippa as part of our breakfast offering, but at Moor Farm Beefeater Grill we feel confident that guests will enjoy our extensive range of dishes, including our very own tasty crumpets and spreads, none-the-less!”
Until August 31 two children can enjoy a breakfast for free when accompanied by a paying adult purchasing a £7.99 Premier Breakfast at Beefeater Grill. The offer is also available at Brewers Fayre, Table Table or Taybarns.