Sunday, January 4, 2009

Presidential Inaugural Menu - A Wandering Feast

Inauguration Menu - A Wandering Feast: 919-683-1244
The foods on this menu are the Obama’s favorites, some are variations, others deconstructed.
$38 Per Person, Nine item menu, 20 person Minimum, 1 per category, set up and delivery no labor or service.
50% deposit is required with minimum 7 – 10 day notice to secure date.
A Wandering Feast promotes sustainable communities & hires Partners for Youth students.
GASTRONOMIC Note: we will advise for a well balanced menu. We will deliver your menu on platters for service. Any item listed that seems to be a pass Hors d’Houvres w/labor will be adjusted for buffet without labor.
We recommend the buffet approach to small plates, self service, High quality paper and colorful napkins in lieu of rentals.

The Presidential Inaugural Menu: All ingredients are sustainably produced where possible.

I. Obama Chili in (or with) Pacific Rim Soup Spoons topped with Sour Cream or, *Chili Natchitoches (traditional southern pastry w/Chili Obama – requires baking)

II. Guacamole w/Tortillas or Tortilla Chips or, *"Pupus" (Hawaiian appetizers) – this counts as three items (think food groups), pick three: 1. Hawaii Chicken and Pineapple Sate 2. Roasted Onion and Macadamia Hummus 3. Shrimp Ono Nui with Teriyaki-Coconut-Pineapple Relish 4. Baby Back Spare Ribs w/Hawaiian glaze (add $2.00)

III. Kona Kampachi (Yellow Tail) ceviche in endive (add $2.00 and market) Or, Tuna Croustade (Tuna with Cornichon) Tatar sauce or, *Salmon or Tilapia Mtuza Wa Samaki (Kenyan Curried fish) over Greens (Sukuma Wiki)

IV. Shrimp and Grits (scallion grits stuffed Shrimp) Or, Shrimp & MAC Cheese Fondue with Sun dried Tomato and Crocottes (a baked dish) Or, Mini Maryland Blue Crab Cakes with caper Sauce or, *Shrimp with Sun dried Tomato-slivered Roast Garlic Marmalade

V. Herb-crusted grass-fed Tenderloin with Potato Cakes or, *Maui Beef Filet with Forest mushroom sauce served w/ goat cheese mashed potatoes Or, Roast Tenderloin of Beef TexMex red chili sauce

VI. *A Display of Fresh breads, Tortillas and Dinner Rolls

VII. *Ugali-Tamales in Banana Leaf w/Chicken (Ugali is the Kenyan national dish – African Polenta) Or, Chicken-Pineapple Sate Hawaii or, Goat with tortillas and salsa (available at market)

VIII. *Organic Broccoli and Roasted Vegetables (a medley of roasted and caramelized vegetables) w/dipping sauce Or, Carrot-broccoli Mousse or, Broccoli & Four Cheese “Chicago” thin crust pizza

IX. *Lattice Apple Pie and Peach cobbler a la mode (vanilla ice cream and toasted Almond slivers) Or, Hawaiian chocolate shells with coconut sorbet and Flan or, Assorted Sweets AWF

X. Kenyan coffee and Nicorettes (obviously we cannot serve these but we liked the idea)

Yellowtail is a member of the Amberjack family - an Obama favorite - Thanks Kelly from Kona Blue water our friends in Hawaii.
NOTE: Items with an asterisk are recommended
Labor (if desired) is dependant on guest count at $100 per person for 4 hours.
Rentals if required are additional and must be arranged in advance and billed direct.
Event Space – The Chameleon on Chapel Hill Road is available for your Inaugural event.