January 20, 2017 – When 200 guests join the newly inaugurated President Trump and Vice President Pence for lunch after the swearing-in ceremony, they will enjoy three California wines paired with each course.
The first course of Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp with saffron sauce and a peanut crumble will be paired with J. Lohr 2013 Arroyo Vista chardonnay from Monterey County. The main course of grilled Seven Hills Angus beef from Virginia with dark chocolate and juniper jus and potato gratin will be served with Delicato Black Stallion 2012 Limited Release Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. Dessert of chocolate soufflé and cherry vanilla ice cream will be accompanied by Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvée” California Champagne.
The lunch has been a tradition for more than 100 years. The guest list includes the Supreme Court justices, the new President’s Cabinet picks and congressional leaders of both parties. And, of course, both men’s families.
Held in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the Capitol, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies hosts the event. The Committee will also present President Trump and Vice President Pence with commemorative etched crystal bowls. The President’s will have the White House on one side and the Jefferson Memorial on the other. The Vice President’s illustrations are of the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.