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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
November 30, 2005

2005 Christmas Reception Menu

      Holidays at the White House 2005

Christmas Buffet Reception

Artisanal Domestic and French Cheeses served with Rustic Breads and Seasoned Fruits

Brown Sugar Baked Ham served with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce (served with Hot Sweet Potato Biscuits)

Spinach Gnocchi with Winter Greens, Pancetta Bacon, Baby Vegetables and Brown Butter

Farfalle Pasta with Maine Lobster, Asparagus and Lemon-Vanilla Sauce

Smoked Salmon Display with Yukon Potato Crepes, Chive Créme Fraiche, and Red Onion Marmalade

Maryland Crab Cakes with Lime-Ancho Remoulade

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Christmas Buffet Suppers

Hot Tomato Bouillon

Holiday Waldorf Salad with Kiwi, Pineapple, and Lemon Yogurt

Hickory Smoked Bourbon Turkey with Cranberry-Orange Relish

Crown Roast of Lamb with Spiced Pecan Apples

Honeyed Sweet Potato Soufflé

Glazed Beans with Bacon, Sugar and Shallots

Christmas Reception Desserts


Peppermint-Chocolate Meringue Kisses

Chocolate Cracklin'

Barney Bush

Miss Beazley


Ginger-Orange-Cherry Molasses

Other Specialities:

Warm Apple Oatmeal Crisp with Vanilla Sauce

Warm Grand Marnier Savarin with Cherry Sauce and Whipped Cream

Spicy Pumpkin Custard

Buche Noel Cake


Truffle Tree

Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Roasted Whole Almonds

Glace Fruits

Fondant Gift Petit Fours

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