Met Museum in New York hires acclaimed chef to revamp menu

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is partnering with a Michelin-starred chef to create dishes to serve to the public.The museum says chef John Fraser will create the menu for the museum’s fourth-floor Dining Room restaurant, which was previously only open to museum members until recently. The Wall Street Journal reports Fraser says he is focus on cooking with mushrooms in creating the menu for the restaurant.The Met says it will also create a special new cocktail menu for its Great Hall Balcony Bar.The museum says it will open its “In Conversation” dinner series, previously available only to members, to the public. The series features chefs from across the nation who will create a one-night dining experience that ties in with a Met exhibit.___Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.comThe Associated Press read more

Royal Family attends traditional Christmas church service at Sandringham

The Royal Family have arrived at church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate for the traditional Christmas Day service. The Queen arrived accompanied by the Duke of York as the Duke of Edinburgh was not in attendance today. A spokesman for the Palace said that the Duke was “perfectly good health” and his expected to be in attendance for the rest of the festivities at Sandringham House.  Well-wishers cheered as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived made their way to the… Estimated crowds of around 4,000 braved a chilly Christmas morning at Sandringham to see the Royal Family arrive for the service at the church of St Mary Magdalene on the 8,000-hectareNorfolk estate. read more