All the Presidents’ Tables: President Richard Nixon’s Second Inaugural Luncheon

The Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee served the following menu in honor of President Richard M. Nixon and Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew on January 20, 1973. INAUGURAL LUNCHEON 1973 Shrimp Cocktail Roast Tenderloin of Beef Bercy Sauce Green Beans Amandine        Broiled Tomato Grapefruit-Avocado Salad Rolls and Butter Fresh Strawberries with Cream Mints      Coffee

All the Presidents’ Tables: George W. Bush’s First Inaugural Luncheon 2001

Two-hundred years after President Thomas Jefferson’s 1801 inauguration,  to celebrate George W. Bush’s first  inauguration in 2001, the U.S. Army Brass Quintet provided music. Around 230 dignitaries ate lobster from the surface of U.S. Senate china and enjoyed other dishes honoring Jefferson’s presidency. Now Bush walks about as  a very lame duck, so lame that … More All the Presidents’ Tables: George W. Bush’s First Inaugural Luncheon 2001

All the Presidents’ Tables: Grover Cleveland’s Inaugural Ball Suppers

For a man who liked a chop and some herring, Grover Cleveland and his stomach met their culinary match during America’s lavish Gilded Age. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive  terms as president, beginning his initial term in 1885 and his second in 1893. In between, Benjamin Harrison sat in the Oval Office. While president the … More All the Presidents’ Tables: Grover Cleveland’s Inaugural Ball Suppers

Sauce Bercy, as Served at Nixon’s Inaugural Luncheons

A lot of wine used to be sold in Bercy, a Parisian neighborhood. Naturally, the restaurateurs there featured wine in their menus, particularly in a sauce made with shallots and butter. Sauce Bercy. One of President Richard M. Nixon’s favorite sauces. He liked it so much the chefs served it at both of his inaugural … More Sauce Bercy, as Served at Nixon’s Inaugural Luncheons

All the Presidents’ Tables: President Richard Nixon’s First Inaugural Luncheon

The Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee served the following menu in honor of President Richard M. Nixon and Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew on January 20, 1969. INAUGURAL LUNCHEON 1969 California Fresh Fruit Supreme Celery and Olives New York Roast Tenderloin of Beed Bercy Sauce Baked Tomato    Parisian Potatoes Avocado on Romaine Rolls and Butter Pastry Gems … More All the Presidents’ Tables: President Richard Nixon’s First Inaugural Luncheon

Christmas in the White House: President Benjamin Harrison’s Carlsbad Wafers and His 1890 Christmas Dinner

President Benjamin Harrison, being a card-carrying participant of the Gilded Age, and his wife Caroline Scott Harrison served an unusual dinner on Christmas day, 1890. (The menu follows below.) Unusual in one way. Carlsbad Wafers. Huh? The mention of Carlsbad Wafers stopped me in my tracks for a minute. Like a curious cat, whiskers trembling, … More Christmas in the White House: President Benjamin Harrison’s Carlsbad Wafers and His 1890 Christmas Dinner

BREAKING: Camp David / White House Thanksgiving Menu 2008

Just in time for Thanksgiving eve, the White House uploaded the following menu that President Bush and his family will eat on November 27, 2008. Just a few changes from 2006: Free-Range Roast Turkey Cornbread Dressing Cranberry Sauce Sautéed Green Beans Morelia Style Gazpacho with Spinach Salad Zucchini Gratin Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes Buttered Mashed … More BREAKING: Camp David / White House Thanksgiving Menu 2008

Thanksgiving in the Bush White House: 2006 Menu

Like presidents before him, George W. Bush prefers eating his turkey at Camp David. Here’s what he loaded up on at Thanksgiving in 2006: Free-Range Roasted Turkey Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread Dressing Cranberry Sauce Sauteed Green Beans Zucchini Gratin Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes Basil Chive Red Potato Mash Giblet Gravy Fresh Clover Rolls with Honey Butter … More Thanksgiving in the Bush White House: 2006 Menu