Inauguration Day isn't just about politics, it's also about the food and wine! According to ABC News, President Obama's Monday, Jan. 21 inaugural luncheon menu this year favors Northeast cuisine, including lobster and New England chowder, and the media is buzzing about it all.
Monday's Inauguration Day menu is an all-American menu, and includes South Dakota grilled bison, local heirloom vegetables, Hudson Valley apple pie for dessert, and New York Finger Lakes wine. Obama's inaugural luncheon menu sounds absolutely delicious, however, The Washington Post reported Jan. 21, "The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories!"
Today.com reported, "after President Barack Obama is sworn in on Monday for his second term, he will head to National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building along with Vice President Joe Biden, their wives and more than 200 others for a feast. Among those joining them for lunch: members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet members and other invited
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and guests, filed into the hall and was seated Monday around 1 p.m. to be served. Wine soon started flowing.
Want to copy the President's inaugural luncheon menu and make your own Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce? Here's the recipe!
- Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce
- Sautéed Spinach
- Sweet Potato Hay
- Hickory-Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake and Wild Huckleberry Reduction
- Butternut Squash Purée
- Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans
- Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage
- Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Aged Cheese and Honey Maple Caramel Sauce
- Artisan Cheeses
- Tierce Finger Lakes Dry Riesling (2010)
- Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée California Champagne
- Bedell Cellars Merlot (2009)
Sources: Today.com; ABC News; Washington Post
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Caterers set up for the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall on Inauguration day at the U.S. Capitol building January 21, 2013 in Washington D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)