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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
December 3, 2008

Menu for the 2008 Holiday Receptions

Holiday Reception Buffet

An Assortment of American Artisanal Cheeses served with a Display of Crackers, Winter Fruits, and Spiced Pecans

Lobster Salad with Fresh Cucumber, Radishes, and Chicory

Smoked Salmon with Potato Pancakes and Chive Crème Fraîche

Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops with Madeira Sauce

Cauliflower Gratin

Shaved Virginia Ham with Plum Marmalade and Spicy Mustard

Cheesy Stone-Ground Grits

White and Green Asparagus Tier with Saffron Aioli

Roasted Beef Tenderloin and Creamed Horseradish Served with Yeast Rolls

California Avocados, Grapefruit, and Poached Heart of Palm with Citrus-Avocado Vinaigrette

Chilled Gulf Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Spicy Remoulade

Holiday Reception Desserts

Brioche Bread Pudding

Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Yule Log

Lemon Layer Cake with Fresh Blueberry and Raspberry Topping

Pecan Pie

Red Velvet, Devil's Food, and Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Pecan Pralines

Chocolate Truffles

Blueberry Cobbler

Fresh Long-Stemmed Strawberries with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Barney, Miss Beazley, and Kitty Cookies

Star Cookies

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