Tuesday, May 1, 2012

White House Correspondents' Dinner Menu 4 27 2012

Three accounts of the same menu:

* A bread presentation that included seven-grain, white, wheat and sourdough rollds

* A salad of black lentil terrine, crab and tear drop tomatoes over artisan greens
* Texas rubbed petite filet with a Calvados sauce, which was served with red curry jumbo shrimp, haricot verts and risotto.
Dessert sounded extra indulgent, fitting for Washington's biggest night.  The dinner's 2700 guests will finish with "The Galaxy" a chocolate truffle mouse layered with chocolate genoise and almond macaroon. 

2nd account:
The meal itself was far from carrots and sticks. According to The Christian Science Monitor, the menu featured "a salad of black lentil terrine with lump crabmeat; tango green and red artisan greens; red and yellow tear drop tomatoes, paired with a dill vinaigrette. The entrée was a Texas-rubbed petite filet with a calvados demi, paired with duo of jump shrimp seasoned with red curry, roasted haricot verts, baby pepper, patty pan squash, tasso mache choux risotto. Dessert was 'The Galaxy'–a rich chocolate truffle mousse layered with chocolate genoise and almond macaroon; ganache truffle center finished in chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries."

Photo taken by Jay Wescott of Politico

3rd account
Salad: Black Lentil Terrine with lump Crabmeat, Tango Green and Red Artisan Greens, Red and Yellow Tear Drop Tomatoes -- drizzled with a Dill Vinaigrette
Bread Presentation: Seven-Grain Rolls, White and Wheat Rolls; Sourdough Rolls, Flatbreads and butter
Entrée: Texas Rubbed Petite Filet with a Calvados Demi, paired with Duo of Jumbo Shrimp seasoned with Red Curry; Roasted Haricot Verts, Baby Pepper, Patty Pan Squash; Tasso Mache Choux Risotto
Dessert: The Galaxy -- Rich Chocolate Truffle Mousse layered with Chocolate Genoise and Almond Macaroon, Ganache Truffle Center finished in a chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries
Freshly brewed regular and decaff coffee; variety of regular and herbal teas
Wines: Estancia Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

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