Obama Inauguration

I’m sure many of you were closely following the Inauguration this morning, as I was, knowing the historical impact of this incredible event.  Then, like me, once the event was over, you probably thought, what will President Obama’s first meal be?  Like everything else on this day, these details have been planned for a long time, and the theme of the luncheon is ‘A New Birth of Freedom’ (honoring the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth). 

Therefore, the menu features some of Lincoln’s favorite foods, which is actually pretty cool.


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 International “Special Inaugural Cuvee,” California Champagne)

I hope the afternoon schedule is light, because there are lots of glasses of wine going around!

H/T to NY Daily News for pict.

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10 Responses

  1. sabine01

    Whoa… Complete with recipes if you click through to the website.

    Might want to try to make the molasses sweet potatoes sometime.


  2. Nate

    Sure sounds like a “people’s meal”.

    At least they went with all California wines, woot!

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