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First Lunch

Wonder what Barack Obama's first meal was as the new President of the United States?

Here is the menu for the Inaugural Luncheon:
First Course
Seafood Stew
2207 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Second Course
A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck)
with sour cherry chutney and molasses sweet potatoes
2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Third Course
Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glace
Korbel Natural "Special Inaugural Cuvee" California Champagne

The tradition of the Inaugural Luncheon dates back to 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.

I hope he sipped his wine because he has a long night ahead of him. He is scheduled for 10 parties tonight, arriving at the last one at 2:35 AM. What a great first day in office!

The picture is of the china. The first course will be served on replicas of the china from the Lincoln Presidency, which was selected by Mary Todd Lincoln at the beginning of her husband's term in office. The china features the American bald eagle standing above the U. S. Coat of Arms, surrounded by a wide border of "solferino," a purple-red hue popular among the fashionable hosts of the day.
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