Last week, Ali Fazal and Judi Dench starrer Victoria & Abdul hit theatres in the United Kingdom. Directed by Stephen Frears, the movie revolves around an unlikely but devoted bond between Queen Victoria (played by Dench) and a young clerk from India (Fazal), who becomes the Queen’s personal footman. The leading pair has been seen promoting their movie at a number of events and pitching in on the PR are a bunch of well-wishers as well, one of whom was ace chef Vikas Khanna.
The chef took to Instagram to share a mango-based dessert that he specially made to commemorate the movie. Why mangoes, you may wonder? Well, in the movie, Queen Victoria finds herself quite intrigued with a mango and has the fruit brought in for her all the way to England.
So, celebrating the monarch’s love for the golden fruit, Khanna prepared a beautiful mango panna cotta to pay his tribute to the King of Fruits. Served in a mini golden goblet and complete with poached pears, guava coulis, steamed yogurt, rose crystals and edible gold wrapped blueberries, the dessert is fit to be eaten by an Empress.
As for the movie, which is based on true events, it has received a bunch of mixed reviews and we simply cannot wait to watch it! In the meantime, check out the trailer below.
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