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Gordon Ramsay Chooses Meal He Made for Princess Diana as His Best

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 30, 2021
06:10 A.M.
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Gordon Ramsay, one of the most famous and accomplished chefs in the world, has recently opened up about his experience cooking for Princess Diana.

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The 54-year-old, who is currently on a journey through the Greek islands with celebrity foodies Gino D'Acampo and Fred Sirieix, recalled cooking for the late Royal at Chelsea restaurant Aubergine in the 90s.

According to Ramsay, he prepared as a starter a pressed leek terrine and sea bass as the main course, which he described as the "best meal" he ever made.

Gordon Ramsay at the Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace in 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada alongside Princess Diana at a ball at the White House in Washington, DC, November 1985 | Sources: Getty Images

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SHE WAS ONE-OF-A-KIND

Soaking in the beautiful views of Greece, such as Santorini, the supermodel of the islets, as he put it, Ramsay told D'Acampo and Sirieix that they aren't as beautiful as Diana was.

Diana was also a fan of dessert, with pear flan and bread and butter pudding being amongst her favorites.

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Not only that, but the "Hell's Kitchen" star also said the People's Princess was, "by far, one of the most gracious members of the Royal Family" he has ever met.

Darren McGrady, a former chef for the Royal Family, also recently remembered Diana as "an incredible woman" who cared as much about the people inside the palace as well as outside.

Chef Darren McGrady at BritWeek's 10th Anniversary VIP Reception & Gala at Fairmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Britweek

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A SIMPLE BUT FASCINATING PERSON

The chef worked specifically with the late 36-year-old and told some of his stories through a YouTube video to mark what would have been her 60th birthday.

McGrady recalled how she would just sit on the counter or the freezer and talk to him about plays such as "The Phantom of the Opera" or "Les Misérables," or just random things that would pop into her mind.

Diana, Princess of Wales at St Columb Major in Cornwall in 1983 | Photo: Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

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As for what she enjoyed eating, McGrady claimed Diana was a fan of stuffed dishes, such as peppers, eggplant, and lobster thermidor, although she enjoyed egg suzette and tomato mousse as well.

The chef, who worked with Diana for 4 years until her tragic passing in 1997, also told the story of how he regretted telling charities that the Princess enjoyed salmon.

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SALMON EVERYWHERE

From that day forward, whenever Diana attended a charity event, she would always be served salmon, and McGrady remembered how she got sick of it:

"About two weeks later she came into the kitchen and said to me, 'Darren, what's for lunch? I'm starving! Please tell me it's not salmon. Everywhere I go these days, everyone's serving salmon!"

According to McGrady, Diana, who recently had a statue inaugurated in her honor, was also quite a fan of dessert, with pear flan and bread and butter pudding being amongst her favorites.

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