This custom has somewhat disappeared. But at the time, never a French president traveled without his own kitchen brigade, to offer, in turn, a meal to the head of state who received him. Thus, in May 1996, Jacques Chirac, on an official visit to London, welcomed Elisabeth II and several members of the royal family, for a gala evening given at the French Embassy. The opportunity to celebrate “Franco-British friendship” which was to be “the cornerstone of European construction. Since then, Brexit has been there. This does not detract from the memories, especially that of a delicious dinner, during which was served a frozen hazelnut cracker. A recipe not really intended for beginners, but could not be more royal.