Tuesday, December 02, 2008


The Blessings of Plenty

The White House, Office of the First Lady, Menu for the Dinner in Honor of the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy (Nov. 14, 2008):

Fruitwood-smoked Quail with Quince Gastrique
Quinoa Risotto

Landmark Chardonnay “Damaris Reserve” 2006

Thyme-roasted Rack of Lamb
Tomato, Fennel and Eggplant Fondue
Chanterelle Jus

Shafer Cabernet “Hillside Select” 2003

Lolla Rosa, Red Oak and Endive
Cider Vinaigrette
Baked Vermont Brie with Walnut Crostini

Pear Torte
Huckleberry Sauce

Chandon Étoile Rosé


George Eliot, quoted by Peter Ackroyd, Dickens (1990), p. 648:
How can we sufficiently pity the needy unless we know fully the blessings of plenty?

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