As they waited for the arrival of US President Joe Biden and different world leaders within the high-security NATO summit venue on the outskirts of Madrid on Tuesday (28 June), worldwide officers and journalists had been bemused to seek out “Russian Salad” on the highest of the in-house restaurant menu.
The melange of peas, potatoes, carrots and mayonnaise is a staple on Spanish restaurant menus however forward of a summit at which Russia is predicted to be labelled as a safety menace within the alliance’s new strategic idea over its invasion of Ukraine, its presence on the menu precipitated consternation.
“Russian salad at a NATO summit? I’m slightly stunned by that alternative of dish,” journalist Iñaki López informed Spanish media outlet La Sexta.
The dish’s attractively excessive carb content material appeared to trump its questionable identify nonetheless, and it reportedly bought out inside hours.
Extra diplomatic thought was utilized to the menu served to visiting defence and international ministers at a banquet on the Baroque Santa Cruz Palace in Central Madrid on Tuesday night.
Jose Andres, the Spanish chef featured within the Netflix sequence Chef’s Desk who coordinated the meal, served the basic tapa however added “tomato dumplings” and re-christened it “Ukrainian salad” as he has accomplished in his eating places throughout Spain.