Inaugural Lunch Menu

Here's the lunch menu that followed today's inaugural ceremonies. While this tradition dates as far back as 1897, when the Senate Committee on Arrangements first gave a luncheon for President McKinley and several other guests at the U.S. Capitol, it did not begin in its current form until 1953.

Also here's a link with the recipes, which I think is very cool. It's seasonally appropriate, and as I would expect, uses American ingredients and wine. Very nice.

Luncheon Menu

First Course
Seafood Stew
paired with
Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Second Course
A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck)
served with Sour Cherry Chutney and Molasses Sweet Potatoes
paired with
Goldeneye 2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Third Course
Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glace
paired with
Korbel Natural "Special Inaugural Cuvee"
California Champagne