Royal Pavilion, Brighton

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    The Royal Pavilion -...

    by Pod Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Royal Pavilion - Fascinating Food Facts
    Food has always had an important place in life at the Royal Pavilion, from the time of George IV until the present day when the palace is used as a prestigious venue for corporate entertaining and weddings.
    * When the Pavilion was transformed into its current Indian style by John Nash in 1825-22 it was compared to a 'large Norfolk-turnip' by contemporary diarist William Corbett.

    * George IV was so dedicated to food and proud of the Pavilion's 'modern' kitchens that he once dined in there along with his servants.

    * In 1817 renowned French chef Marie-Antoine Carême created an elaborate banquet at the Royal Pavilion comprising of over 100 individual dishes in 36 courses! He also created dishes such as Pike à la Régence especially for the Prince Regent.

    * George IV indulged his sweet tooth and passion for food so much that by the time he was 57 he weighed 23 stone.

    * Chilled desserts such as ice-cream were one of the most extravagant luxuries of a Regency banquet as the ice often had to be imported from Norway and North America.

    * When William IV succeeded George IV to the throne, his wife Queen Adelaide dismissed French chefs in favour of more homely English cooking. Lord Dudley, a guest of both Kings at the Pavilion, complained that with Queen Adelaide as host 'you now get cold pâté and hot champagne'.

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    Royal Pavillion

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Former residence and palace of King George IV. Unique amongst all of England's palaces, it's built with Indian architectural details. Must be seen to be believed!
    This is where Sasha was married in Sept. of 2000, I unfortunately, couldn't make the wedding :-(

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    Royal Pavillion

    by CarolynShort Written Aug 24, 2002

    Weird looking palace, set in pretty garden. To be honest I wasn't going to bother going inside, but I'm glad I changed my mind, because it was worth the £5.20 entrance fee. Had some very grand rooms, and you get to see Queen Victoria's toilet!

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    Royal Pavilion

    by bonio Written May 16, 2007
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    Pretty much the symbol of Brighton, we didn't manage to get inside but a few photos show it looks pretty good outside and there is loads of info on the link to their website.

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    Royal Pavillion Interiors

    by cfuentesm Written May 19, 2006
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    The Royal Pavilion's excentric interiors are a combination of oriental decorations with european elegant furnishings.

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    The Royal Pavillion

    by cfuentesm Written May 19, 2006
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    The Pavilloin is Brighton's top destination. Built in the oriental style, it became the seaside residence of the british royals.

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    by ruska1 Written Jul 2, 2004

    The Royal Pavilion is the most famous landmark of Brighton. The palace was built in 1823. It was inspired
    by Chinese interior design and Indian architecture.

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    The Royal Pavillion

    by bluesmama Written May 21, 2004
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    If you are in Brighton you must see the royal pavillion.
    It really doesn't look British at all! It is really beautiful and you can see it from inside too!

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    What an exotic sight...

    by Henkster Written Feb 6, 2004

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    Royal Pavillion

    ...is the Royal Pavillion in Brighton. This kind of architecture you maybe wouldnt expect in England, it is really impressive.

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    Through the Looking Glass

    by Jennyjump79 Written Nov 19, 2003
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    Another sneak peek at the interior of the Pavilion. This room was designed to look like a garden. Notice the false green roof over the arches and the bamboo stalks painted on the pink walls.

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    Summer Palace!!! I also...

    by Sarah97 Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Summer Palace!!! I also realized that the other guy who lives in there didn't go there for 20 years. It could be the tourist thing. But it's worth to visit!

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