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Lobster, Chowder and Bison, Oh My: #Foodfight Over Inaugural Eating

Clearly, food is important in America.


Food is a pretty big deal in America, as evidenced by the number of people tweeting strong opinions about White House food choices during inaugural events.

Here's the menu from yesterday's Inauguration Day luncheon inside Statutory Hall at the U.S. Capitol.

First Course: Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce

Lobster tails

New England clam chowder

Sauteed spinach

Sweet potato hay

Second Course: Hickory Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake and Wild Huckleberry Reduction


Butternut squash pur?e

Baby golden beets and green beans

Red potato horseradish cake

Strawberry preserve and red cabbage

Wild huckleberry reduction

Third Course: Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Aged Cheese and Honey

Pie dough

Cinnamon cumble


Sour cream ice cream

Maple caramel sauce


Artisan cheeses

With criticism mounting over the White House inaugural high-calorie lunch and paltry food offerings at the evening ball, what's a president to do? Does the perfect menu lie somwhere in the middle? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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