I was reading a vocabulary book came across with:
The excellent soup was harbinger of the delicious meal to follow.
I am confused of the "to follow". I know we can say "a delicious meal to eat" which conveys that it is a delicious meal for eating purposes!. However, I think the author tries to convey a sequence of actions happening subsequently one after another, e.i., first soup is eaten and then an awesome meal is waiting for us!. If not, why the author didn't say:
The excellent soup was harbinger of the following delicious meal.
Q1: Is there any difference between 1 and 2?
Q2: Given to the context, does "delicious meal to follow" mean:
There must be a good meal after this awesome soup. I'd better to stay and wait for the meal.(You talk to yourself and draw a conclusion based on the soup quality, speaking with doubt).