Over in the West Wing, there is a Mess Kitchen, run by the U.S. Navy, where food for White House staff and visitors is prepared. I didn’t know there were so many beautiful kitchens (and so much culinary equipment/expertise) in the White House! I can’t believe how MANY kitchens and dining rooms there are. My husband & I got to go on a trip once where every meal was taken care of, even the restaurant choices & I found I liked it-no grocery lists, no meals to plan, just a few choices. All this talk of Presidential Food has, of course, made me very hungry — for JFK’s fish chowder, Barack Obama’s chili, Harry S. Truman’s tuna noodle casserole, and Lincoln’s fruit salad. Traditional, gyro meat served on a pita with tzatziki sauce. Served with our tomato-onion relish 4.95, Our own version of what hummus should taste like! Welcome to the official White House Facebook page for the Trump Administration. Here's what could be on the menu. I didn’t know there were so many beautiful kitchens (and so much culinary equipment/expertise) in the White House! IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth. Thank you for your support! (1992) Unless otherwise credited, all content copyright © 2007-2020 Jama Rattigan. 6.50, Topped with fresh garlic butter and parmesan cheese. So I can see why you enjoyed your trip so much where everything was taken care of. The White House is truly our house, too. Learn Our History Today: On February 1, 1861, Texas became the seventh state to secede from the Union, with the state convention voting 166 to 8 in favor of the... measure. 7.50. with artichoke hearts, capers, garlic, tomatoes, Marinated chicken breast sautéed with fresh tomatoes, red. I’m not sure exactly what kind of info you’re looking for. I remember Clinton and his love of McDonald’s, and of course Obama now with his love of cheeseburgers. Spicy marinated lamb, grilled and sliced, then set over fried eggplant and tzatziki. 16 thoughts on “ today’s menu: white house kitchens and dining rooms ” newport2newport says: December 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm Wow, impressive! In 1961, when Jackie Kennedy moved in, she converted a couple of bedrooms on the second floor (where the First Family actually lives), into a family kitchen and dining room. More than 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus’s intrepid voyage to the New World ushered in a new era of exploration and discovery. This June, I signed an Executive Order to ensure that any person or group destroying or vandalizing a Federal monument, memorial, or statue is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Barack does not like beets! Now, I almost feel at home. Thanks for sharing! Served with marinated cucumbers, tomatoes and toasted baguettes. All rights reserved. Adjacent to the Family Kitchen on the second floor, directly across from the President’s bedroom suite, is the Family Residence Dining Room, which apparently has suffered from waffling wallpaper. In commemoration of Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 1934, modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress and the White House Museum. Remember when Clinton dropped into McDonald’s once in a while. :] The Whitehouse Grill Menu. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Succulent Chilean sea bass, tiger prawns and curry chicken grilled and served over house rice with garlic green beans. 6.50 My kitchen remodel was finally finished this past spring, and I’ve only used the oven once since then. Whenever you purchase an item through a link on this site, I will receive a small referral fee, to be applied to the cost of recipe ingredients and general blog maintenance. They seek to squash any dissent from their orthodoxy. What I didn’t realize before is that whenever a new President moves into the WH, he and the First Lady will determine the whole “flavor” of meals served and presented on behalf of the American people. Glad you enjoyed this little peek. Over in the West Wing, just off the Oval Office, is the President’s Dining Room, a place for casual meals alone or with staff. The dining room links that I’ve highlighted here are especially interesting — you can see different table settings and groups of guests. 14.25, Lamb köfte grilled and served over rice with a veggie skewer and, Grilled and served over rice with a veggie skewer and garlic green beans. President Donald Trump conducts dinner-based diplomacy at the White House with foreign and American lawmakers alike. Oh, that was fascinating. All formal receptions are held here. I was disappointed, because they didn’t show the kitchen or any of the dining rooms, just a handful of public rooms on the first floor. In the 19th century, the basement also housed African American servants. The first floor of the residence contains the State Dining Room, which can seat up to 140 dinner guests, and accommodate 1000 guests for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Just click on any room to see great photos, arranged in reverse chronological order, with information about the different ways the room has been used. Mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and kalamata olives.Tossed in our homemade greek vinaigrette. Glad you enjoyed the tour; I wrote a series of Presidential posts a few years ago, and am updating a few of them (broken or outdated links, etc. Thanks for all of this. Our homemade tzatziki sauce with fresh mint and olive oil. I like this photo of the Eisenhower Christmas dinner, 1960. which apparently has suffered from waffling wallpaper. It was also the first time I was able to get a better sense of the residence and West Wing floor plans, too. 12.50, A flat-iron steak marinated, grilled and served with patates kizartma and garlic green beans.19.00, Chicken, spinach and florentine ravioli in a rich curried parmesan cream sauce.16.50, Two skewers of marinated lamb served over rice with a veggie skewer and garlic green beans. It is sometimes used as a staging area for state dinners, or as overflow space for guests. Please do not reproduce in any form without permission. Hi, I’m doing a report on the West Wing Mess Kitchen, and I was wondering if you could share anymore more facts or info about it. I’ve never used a convection oven, and I agree, some kitchen equipment can be intimidating. For our beautiful Italian American communities — and Americans of every background –Columbus remains a legendary figure. (2004) But it’s also made me curious — what does the White House kitchen actually look like? Still, all meals for official functions were prepared there. Served with green beans. Check out detailed reviews by Jules of 7-Imp, and Kelly at Writing and Ruminating, and feast on this awesome article, “A Taste of the Past: White House Kitchens, Menus and Recipes,” by Mary Brigid Barrett. with entrée 2.50, Fresh spinach with red onions, roasted garlic, cranberries, croutons and gorgonzola cheese. One thing we know for certain: there won’t be any beets on the menu (thanks to Sara Lewis Holmes for the tidbit). Lady Bird Johnson (1965). Thank you! 15.50, A breaded chicken breast baked with provolone, and, Sautéed chicken and fettuccini in a rich alfredo sauce. 107), has requested the President proclaim the second Monday of October of each year as “Columbus Day.”. Be sure to check out the White House Museum website. It was an interesting tour. And (drum roll, please) that was for reheating a casserole baked by someone else, for the new kitchen’s christening. Served with warm pita. You’re kidding! Proudly created by the DeSantisOrganization.com It’s fun to peek, isn’t it? (2006) It contains  floor plans of every level of the main residence and the East and West Wings. *Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress and the White House Museum. ~ This is the eighth (and final) in a series of posts about Presidential Food And Barack doesn’t like beets? MEZE CALAMARI Beer battered, coated with rice flour and deep fried with garlic & pepperoncinis. His travels led to European contact with the Americas and, a century later, the first settlements on the shores of the modern day United States. It was damp, moldy, famous for rats, and generally not a pleasant place to live and work. Comments posted on and messages received through White House … In July, I signed another Executive Order to build and rebuild monuments to iconic American figures in a National Garden of American Heroes. Don’t miss Our White House (Candlewick, 2008), a fabulous compilation featuring stories, poems, articles, essays, and art from over 100 notable children’s authors and illustrators, including the brilliant poet/author/historian Jeannine Atkins. Wow, impressive! Deluxe style gyro with tomatoes, lettuce, red onion. We inherit that optimism, along with the legacy of American heroes who blazed the trails, settled a continent, tamed the wilderness, and built the single-greatest nation the world has ever seen. Our roasted garlic dip with ground walnuts and parmesan cheese. 4.25, Spinach and feta wrapped in phyllo dough and lightly fried. More than 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus’s intrepid voyage to the New World ushered in a new era of exploration and discovery. Jama’s Alphabet Soup participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Family Residence Dining Room today (personally, I like the battle scenes). Re: :] I found it more interesting than the official whitehouse.gov virtual tours, because there are photos of how the rooms have evolved during the last 200 years, making it an invaluable resource for those interested in architecture, interior design, and the personal tastes of previous administrations. « Jama's Alphabet Soup, An Easter Tale (Mr Cornelius and His Checkmates), Bob Dylan's 74th Birthday Celebration (with meatballs), Interview with Little House Actor Sidney Greenbush, Secret Garden: Yorkshire Culinary Delights, Three Course Celebration of Colin Firth's 54th Birthday, Two Susan Branch books + Potato Chip Cookies. I love Orchard House, want to see it again. Beer battered, coated with rice flour and deep fried with garlic & pepperoncinis. 1891-93). 14.50, An old favorite. Have you seen this blog post: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001441.html? 9.75. Today, the United States benefits from the warmth and generosity of nearly 17 million Italian Americans, whose love of family and country strengthen the fabric of our Nation. Anyways, Thanks. Until I visited the WH Museum website, the White House was just another big building to me. This will come in handy when Michelle invites me to tea ;)! Substitute any salad for 1.00 extra. 15.50, Marinated chicken breast sautéed with fresh vegetables, garlic and garbanzo beans, served over rice and finished with red chili flakes and feta cheese.12.50, Our most popular item. It’ll be interesting to see who becomes the new Head Chef, and who gets invited to the first Obama dinner party. 9.00, Sliced salami, ham and provolone baked on, a french roll with lettuce and a tomato vinaigrette. and all the way back to 1904 (T. Roosevelt era). White House State Dinner, 1888. Marinated chicken with fresh herbs and garlic. Guests of the White House Mess are invited to bring their menus home with them as a souvenir along with a box of presidential M&Ms. Still, I’d go again, but the last time I was in D.C. with my daughter she didn’t want to go — I think she’d change her mind with the Obamas in the House.

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