World leaders are poised to enjoy roasted marshmallows on fireplaces as they gather for their first in-person summit in nearly two years to discuss the global response to COVID-19.
At the G7 summit in Cornwall, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, as well as the EU, will come together to discuss how to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
In one of the most publicized moments of his tenure to date, Boris Johnson will expect the world’s leading democracies to strike new deals on COVID vaccines, pandemic preparedness, climate change and international trade .
And the Prime Minister is hoping the serving of Cornish meals – some of which will be prepared during a beach barbecue – will help encourage leaders to reach consensus on coordinated action.
The Cornish “mizzle” hovered over the Carbis Bay site ahead of their arrival, but a better weather forecast this weekend should allow G7 leaders to make the most of the Carbis Bay Atlantic coast site.
On Friday evening, after discussions focused primarily on immediately resuming the COVID crisis, leaders will dine at the Eden Project after attending a reception with members of the Royal Family, including the Queen.
This will be prepared by Chef Emily Scott from the nearby Watergate Bay hotel.
She will serve spicy melon, gazpacho, coconut and aromatic herbs, followed by a bone-roasted turbot – caught off the Cornish coast by a fisherman from Newquay – with new potatoes. Cornish and wild garlic pesto with greens from the local vegetable gardens of Padstow.
Local cheeses – including cornish yarg – will then be followed by English strawberry pavlova and small fudge with curd cream, mini curd cream ice cream cones and Earl Gray chocolate truffles.
And, after a second day of discussions on Saturday – notably on the global economy, the …
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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 21:50:00