31 May 2012

Games menus now known

4:04 pm on 31 May 2012

Olympic Games organisers on Wednesday issued details of the food and drink options for the fans at various venues in London and other locations from 27 July.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOGOC) said 150 different dishes will be featured showcasing the best of traditional British cuisine and ethnic diversity.

Offerings include toasted tea cakes dripping in Yorkshire butter for breakfast, cod and chips, and tuna salad with a glass of London 2012 red wine for lunch, Reuters reports.

As well, there will be potatoes with bacon, chicken and herb mayonnaise, scotch beef with mashed potatoes or Singapore noodles for less than £40.

Afternoon cups of Rosie Lee (Cockney slang for a cup of tea) will be available also.

More than 14 million meals will be served to fans and the 15,000 athletes during the Games, at 40 locations.

Some 65,000 meals will be fed to athletes on the busiest day of the Games.

"We have gone to great lengths to find top quality, tasty food that celebrates the best of Britain," LOCOG chief executive Paul Deighton said.

All meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables will be ethically sourced, much of it carrying the British standard Red Tractor mark.