Hope. Today is a very exciting day! I just had to check in here and mark it in some way.
I thought I would pass along the Obama menu from today’s inaugural lunch. This traditional lunch is presented by the Joint Congressional Committee and will follow the swearing-in.
I have not been invited. But I have heard it will consist of three courses. And like all successful dinner parties, it has a “theme”.
Its theme is Lincoln (The President, not the logs).
The first course is a seafood stew. Said to be a favorite of Lincoln’s.
This is to be followed by “a brace of American birds” — pheasant and duck with a sour cherry chutney accompanied by molasses sweet potatoes. Its inspiration is Lincoln’s childhood on the Kentucky- Indiana frontier. But I can’t really understand how.
Dessert will be apple-cinnamon sponge cake and sweet cream glacé. The wines will be from Duckhorn. A Sauvignon Blanc from their Napa property and a “Goldeneye” Pinot Noir from their Mendocino vineyard.
It sounds delicious. I am so excited…you don’t have to eat the lunch to reap the benefits! Hope.
SERIOUS FUN FOOD