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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
November 29, 2007

Menu for the 2007 Holiday Receptions

     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007

Holiday Buffet Reception

 An Assortment of Artisanal and Local Cheeses served with a
Bountiful Display of Crackers, Winter Fruits and Spiced Nuts

 Chilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served with
Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade

 Bourbon-Glazed Virginia Ham served with
Cheesy Stone-Ground Grits

 Crispy Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with Creamed Pan Drippings

 Roasted Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sea Salt with
Mission Fig Chutney and Mint Jelly

 Fruitwood Smoked Copper River Salmon served with
Fresh Potato Pancakes and Traditional Garnitures

 Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Caper Sauce

 Orzo Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Tomatoes and Olives
with Feta Cheese Vinaigrette

 Homemade Tamales with Roasted Poblanos and Vidalia Onions
with Black Beans and Tomatillo Sauce

 White and Green Asparagus and French Green Bean Tier
with Garlic Aioli

Holiday Reception Desserts

 Barney and Miss Beazley Cookies
(Chocolate-Dipped with Gold Collars)

 Decorated Animal Cookies
(Grizzly Bear, Elk, Fox, Wolf, Eagle, Mountain Lion,
Moose, Road Runner, Buffalo, Coyote, Deer)

 Park Trees and Leaves Cookies
(Gold Magnolia Leaf, Pine Cone, Acorn, Oak Leaf, Aspen Leaf, Elm Leaf)

 Maple Cookies

 Park Arrow Head Cookies

 Long-Stemmed Fresh Strawberries

 Orange-Spiced Infusion with Mixed Tropical Fruits and Berries

 Chocolate Truffles with Forest Flavors
(Honey, Maple, Huckleberry)

 Chocolate Mice

 Log Cabin Cake
(Chocolate Dolly Sin Cake, Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

 Lemon Meringue Sequoia Cake Tree

 Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting

 Yule Log – Bûche de Noël

 Brioche Bread Pudding

 Walnut Pound Dundee Cake

 Gingerbread Crown Cake

 Mackintosh Apple and Sun-Dried Cherry Cobbler 

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