The official inaugural luncheon menu (with recipes)
Meh. I pictured something less stodgy, less bland. Pheasant? Apple cake? I realize there are constraints to catering for a crowd. But, still…kinda hum-drum. It would’ve been nice to see some more regional dishes (crabcakes, Maryland fried chicken, Maryland crab soup, etc.), and food that reflects more of the Southern (and other) influences on D.C. cooking.
Maybe I’m just not in the mood for this stuff. I have been thinking about frozen pizza for the past hour [blush]. And alright, the lobster stew and the “winter vegetables” sound nice—but since when is asparagus seasonal?
Besides, where’s the sweet potato pie?
Thanks to LeisureGuy for the menu link.