EU leaders dine on pheasant as they mull world challenges

October 19, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May, second right, and British Ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow, right, arrive for a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders dined on pheasant over a working dinner where they discussed North Korea and Iran and listened to a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The three-course meal for leaders of the 28-member bloc began Thursday evening with butternut gnocchi and smoked haddock with a Parmesan emulsion.

That was followed by pheasant supreme with pan fried porcini mushrooms and half a pear with cranberry filling.

The meal, which concluded the first day of a two-day summit, was sealed with fresh pineapple dessert.

EU spokesman Preben Aamann tweeted his own version of what was on the menu — North Korea, Iran, Turkey and trade.

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