As a history buff and cook, you might think that I have a fascination with historical menus. You would be right. Regardless of political bent, the menus and food choices interest me. Here is the menu that will be featured at the inauguration this Sunday:
2013 Inaugural Luncheon Menu
First Course: Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce
New England Clam Chowder Sauce
Sweet Potato Hay
Second Course: Hickory Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake and Wild Huckleberry Reduction
Butternut Squash Purée
Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans
Red Potato Horseradish Cake
Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage
Wild Huckleberry Reduction
Third Course: Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Aged Cheese and Honey (Note: This pie sounds very much like my apple crumb!)
Sour Cream Ice Cream
Maple Caramel Sauce
They also have the menus for the last five inaugurations online, and most have recipes!
Just for fun this week I’ll be posting some post-presidential favorites! Hail to the pie!