Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The inaugural lunch, a salute to Lincoln and to California wines

The menu of today's inaugural lunch was intended to reflect the tastes of Abraham Lincoln: root vegetables, wild game, stewed and scalloped oysters, fresh apples and apple cake. Now, I don't know what kind of wines Lincoln liked but those served during the lunch were not from Illinois but from California.

“Senator Feinstein, being a Californian, was eager to have California wines made the featured wines, and so they are,” said Carole Florman, the inaugural committee's spokeswoman. Senator Dianne Feinstein was the first woman and the first Californian to head the inaugural committee.

So if you wish to dine like Obama, start with a seafood stew paired with a 2007 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley. Pheasant and duck should followed, with sour cherry chutney and molasses sweet potatoes, and served with a 2005 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Anderson Valley. The dessert, an apple cinnamon sponge cake with sweet cream should come with a Korbel Natural Champagne Special Inauguration Cuvee. Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

so what was in the blue bags that everyone took out of the luncheon, Just curious
Thank You

Catherine Granger said...

could not find any information regarding the "blue bags", sorry.