Inauguration seems to be the word on everyone’s lips this week. With Obama’s inauguration coming up on Tuesday, foodies across the land are offering their thoughts on presidential food and wine.
Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune chimes in with wine suggestions for the president-elect. Noting the increase in sales of a South African sparkling wine after the Obamas reportedly imbibed on election night, it seems the public is very interested in possible White House selections. Here here for the support of sustainably produced wines!
The Los Angeles Times had a great in-depth article about the history of inauguration meals. Only President Bill Clinton could have an inaugural dinner described as a “cross between a state dinner at the White House and a traditional Arkansas Raccoon Supper.” Look for three courses at Obama’s dinner and wines from California vineyard Duckhorns.
And in a follow up to one of my earlier posts, it looks like the Obamas will be keeping White House chef Cristeta Comerford. Comerford succeeded Walter Scheib III, kitchen top dog during the Clinton years, becoming the first woman to head the White House kitchen.