Photo credit: Sandy Schaeffer on behalf of the Welsh Government
Ahead of St. David’s Day, March 1st, the British Ambassador hosted guests for a culture-filled reception at his residence last week to celebrate the patron saint of Wales.
Guests enjoyed traditional Welsh fare served with a creative twist, as each item was sized as an hors d’oeuvres. Mini fish and chips baskets, shepherd’s pie, and rarebit were just a few of the authentic dishes passed, while single malt Welsh whiskey Penderyn was on the bar, in addition to Mumm and other festive cocktails.
First Minister Jones and Sir Peter Westmacott both gave remarks beneath the iconic Andy Warhol painting of the Queen. Following the remarks, distinguished Welsh harpist Claire Jones, who served as royal harpist to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and performed for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, played for the audience.
The event was hosted by the British Embassy with support from the Welsh Government under First Minister Carwyn Jones. The celebration was also timed to coincide with the launch of the Congressional Friends of Wales Caucus, which is chaired by Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and includes members Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX).