While the press is busy covering the exact cost of the wedding ($2 million? $5 million? $15,000 spent on toilets?), the Today Show took a few moments to look into the vegan, gluten-free fare Clinton is serving to her 400 guests.
Chelsea Clinton reportedly has a gluten allergy or sensitivity, and the food at her wedding to Mark Mezvinsky will be gluten free. According to the Today Show report, the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding food is also vegan:
"The double whammy of vegan and gluten-free restrictions can certainly make planning a menu — and crafting a cake — a challenge, but chefs and caterers in the know say it can be done successfully and can be well worth the effort. In fact, they say mainstream eaters may be surprised to discover that vegan and gluten-free food can be delicious.
“We’ve gotten very savvy about creating wonderful things with alternative ingredients,” says Paula LeDuc, owner of Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, an event firm in San Francisco. “It’s not just pasta or a big pile of veggies anymore.”
Boston-area brides and grooms looking for safe GF cakes can turn to gluten free bakeries, such Celia Cakes in Arlington, to offer a GF wedding cake to guests.