Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Luncheon -with recipes!

After taking the oath of office tomorrow, our 44th president, Barack Obama, will eat this luncheon in Statuary Hall.

First Course
Seafood Stew
paired with Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Second Course
A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck) served with Sour Cherry Chutney and Molasses Sweet Potatoes
paired with Goldeneye, 2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Third Course
Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glace
paired with Korbel Natural "Special Inauguration Cuvee," California Champagne

Also on the website: images of the china the President will eat from, the picture he will eat under, flowers that will adorn the tables, and, best of all for us, detailed recipes for each course. Don't you just love the term "Brace" meaning a tied bundle? It certainly imbues the menu with a bit of the dusty history of the event, which dates from 1897.

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