Paired with Duckhorn Vineyards, 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley.
Brace of American birds (pheasant and duck), served with Sour Cherry Chutney and Molasses Sweet Potatoes
Paired with Goldeneye, 2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley.
Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glacé.
Paired with Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvée,” California Champagne.
According to the Inaugural Committee, Honest Abe “favored simple foods, including root vegetables and wild game. As his tastes matured, he become fond of stewed and scalloped oysters. For dessert or a snack, nothing pleased him more than a fresh apple or an apple cake.”
The wines are all from California, home state of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Congressional Inaugural Committee. But let's be honest--despite salvos from other states, California manages to produce the finest American wines. To drive home the Lincoln/California theme, Thomas Hill’s painting, View of the Yosemite Valley, will hang behind the head table during the luncheon:
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*A history of past Inaugural luncheons is here.