Monday, January 26, 2009

Second and a half course

They were followed by pureed sweet potatoes and then miniature corn muffins, into which a small piece of corn husk had been baked. A 2005 Goldeneye Pinot Noir accompanied the main course.

Dessert service was interrupted when Senator Ted Kennedy, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital.

But the show must go on and a cinnamon apple cake with vanilla bean ice cream, sautéed apple cubes and sauce was served with Korbel champagne.
That description of the post-inaugural luncheon can by found on the New York Times blog. Apparently, the food section of the inaugural website was the most visited leading up to the big day. The site offers views of the china (replicas of the Lincoln china) and centerpieces (hideous clashing pink and red roses) that were used at the luncheon. You can also download the recipes from the last three inaugural luncheons so that you and your American Girl Doll can experience this Great Moment in American History at home.

What they don't tell you is that Kennedy's seizure was accompanied by a 2007 Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley.

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