What, I wondered, will our new President be eating on January 20? Well, ABC News Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper reports that lunch will be modeled after foods enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln, whose 200th birthday will be celebrated on February 12.
“The luncheon’s appetizer will be seafood stew in puff pastry — scallops, shrimp, lobster — served as a nod to the 16th president’s love of stewed and scalloped oysters.
The main course — duck breast with sour-cherry chutney and herb-roasted pheasant served with molasses sweet potatoes and winter vegetables — is a nod to the root vegetables and wild game that Mr. Lincoln favored growing up on the frontier in Kentucky and Indiana.
The apple cinnamon sponge cake dessert is a nod to Mr. Lincoln’s love of apples and apple cake.”
Apparently my invitation was lost in the mail, but there is a link to the full menu on the ABC website, along with a link to recipes.