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Press Release – Special Inagural Dinner at Bravo!

January 18, 2013

From a Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe press release….

57th Inaugural Meal
Celebrating The Bounties Of American Cuisine

Since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the meal following the Inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol. Come to Bravo! next Monday through Thursday and you, too, can enjoy this same meal as prepared by our chefs. This special meal is also available to go. No matter what your political leanings, we all need to eat. Come on out and enjoy what the leaders of our country have created for the inaugural celebration.

2013 Inaugural Dinner


Steamed Lobster Tail
With New England Clam Chowder Sauce
Sautéed Spinach
Sweet Potato Hay

*****Hickory Grilled Bison
With Red Potato Horseradish Cake
And Wild Huckleberry Reduction
Butternut Squash Purée
Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans
Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage

*****Hudson Valley Apple Pie
With Sour Cream Ice Cream
Aged Cheese and Honey
Pie Dough
Maple Caramel Sauce
Artisan Cheeses

A package price for all 3 courses $48.00

President Obama’s menu includes American delectable items that Bravo! has gone to great lengths to replicate. The American specialties of lobster tail, a grilled cut of bison, followed by a delicious apple pie headline the meal.

Inaugural meals have a rich tradition in Washington. Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, led by chairman Charles E. Schumer, include Senator Lamar Alexander, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They are tasked with planning the sit-down meal for 200 guests, which include the president, vice president, members of their families, the Supreme Court judges, Cabinet members, and Congressional leaders.

This is the seventh time in U.S. history that the constitutionally mandated inauguration date of Jan. 20 has fallen on a Sunday. The last time was for President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985. When this occurs, the public ceremonies traditionally are held on the following Monday, which this year coincides with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is the second time that this federal holiday has coincided with a Presidential Inauguration; the first was President Bill Clinton’s second inauguration in 1997.

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