What Dinner Won’t Be

Slashfood has an article today on what it’s like to set the menu at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and it’s got some amazing limitations for chefs:

Flambés are banned, after a woman leaning over her dessert caused her fox-fur scarf to catch fire in 2001. Foods that smell very strongly and might be offensive to some guests, like pungent fish or garlic-heavy dishes, are kept at a distance. Gravies and sauces are kept to a minimum as well to decrease the likelihood of drips ruining formal attire.

While formal attire may limit the menu a bit, Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford has been cooking up some amazing events, including the state dinner with Charles and Camilla last November. Look at those hors d’oeuvre!

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