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Keke Palmer shares peek at Met Gala dinner and it’s giving us supermarket salad bar


Keke gave us the inside scoop (Picture: Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Remember that sad cheese sandwich from Fyre Festival that went viral? Well, it’s back, in Met Gala form.

Keke Palmer has given us all a sneak peek at the food served inside the Met Gala, and for $30,000 (£21,600) a ticket, we’d be expecting more than what’s available at the salad bar in your local supermarket.

The actress and singer acted as red carpet correspondent for Vogue, and after her work was done, she headed inside for the celeb-packed dinner and party.

Only, the meal left a lot to be desired, if Keke’s picture was anything to go by.

The 28-year-old posted a snap to her Instagram story, showing what appeared to be the remains of a risotto, a pile of tomatoes and corn, a few slices of cucumber and one lonely mushroom on a fancy plate.

The Hustlers star joked in the caption: ‘This why they don’t show y’all the food. I’m just playinnnn.’

Guests were served a plant-based menu (Picture: Instagram)

Keke also posted the picture to Twitter in response to a fan fishing for insider gossip, adding: ‘The menu chile.’

This year, 10 New York chefs – Fariyal Abdullahi, Nasim Alikhani, Emma Bengtsson, Lazarus Lynch, Junghyun Park, Erik Ramirez, Thomas Raquel, Sophia Roe, Simone Tong, and Fabian von Hauske – were tasked with creating a plant-based menu for the guests at the Met Gala.

The meal in Keke’s picture seemed to be the main course created by Bengtsson and Park, consisting of creamy barley with corn, pickled turnips, and roasted maitake.

This was preceded by a fresh salad, and dessert was an apple mousse and apple confit with a calvados glaze, all served in the shape of… well, an apple.

The canapés served to guests sounded much fancier, in fairness, with platters containing collard greens hot chow served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini with pumpkin Calabrian chili sauce, and watermelon tart with smoked yuzu soy on a panipuri cracker.

Fashion’s biggest night celebrated American glamour (Picture: Getty)

So not as bad as a Fyre Festival sandwich, but maybe a menu that necessitated a trip to Maccy D’s on the way home.

The seated dinner was served in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, with food serves on hand-painted plates from Tory Burch’s Oiseau collection, and guests’ names written on autumnal leaves rather than traditional paper place settings.

Trees and hedges lined the room, while different North American flowers were used as centrepieces to fit the theme of In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

As well as a live band and dance performances, guests were also treated to a surprise performance from Justin Bieber, who sang Lonely, Hold On, Anyone and Baby at the end of the night.

The fundraiser was attended by a host of celebs including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lil Nas X and Megan Fox, as well as sports stars including Emma Raducanu, Simone Biles and Allyson Felix.

As always, not everybody adhered to the theme, but we were treated to quite the spectacle, with robot babies, full face masks and swords making it onto the red carpet.


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