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
New England clam chowder
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
Sour cream ice cream
Maple caramel sauce
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.