kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


A Royal Menu

Here is the menu served at the White House State Dinner last evening in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I am glad to see that a rose sparkling wine from Napa Valley's Schramsberg Vineyards was featured. They are one of my all time favorite producers of sparkling wine, and their wines have been featured at state dinners since the Nixon administration.

* Spring pea soup with fernleaf lavender
* Chive Pizzelle with American cavier

* Newton Chardonnay "unfiltered" 2004

* Dover Sole Almondine
* Roasted artichokes, pequillo peppers and olives
* Saddle of spring lamb
* Chanterelle sauce
* Fricasse of baby vegetables

* Peter Michael "les pavots" 2003

* Arugula, savannah mustard and mint romaine
* Champagne dressing and trio of farmhouse cheeses

* "Rose Blossoms" Schramsberg Brut Rose 2004