Here's What Trump Will Be Eating At The Inauguration Lunch

It's a three-course menu with wines to match

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After the swearing in ceremony, Donald Trump will enjoy his first meal as President of the United States at the Inaugural Luncheon.

Held at Statuary Hall in the Capitol, the lunch is a tradition which goes back to 1953, when President Eisenhower enjoyed dishes that included baked ham, creamed chicken and potato puffs, Eater reports. Of course, the line-up on the billionaire businessman's menu has a luxurious edge to it. Let's just say it's a far cry from the Kentucky Fried Chicken he has been known to enjoy.

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According to NPR reporter Susan Davis, who tweeted the menu ahead of inauguration day, the President, First Lady and their 200 guests will dine on Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp to start, followed by Angus beef with potato gratin and chocolate soufflé for dessert.

All three courses will be served with wines from California and as Decanter points out, the bottles from Trump's own winery in Virginia are absent from the menu. Instead, expensive bottles of bubbly have been swapped for Korbel's Brut, which retails in America for $13 a bottle.

The feast will follow Trump's inauguration address and according to organisers, it will give the President, his family and his Cabinet nominees the chance to celebrate before the inaugural balls take place.

"The inaugural luncheon provides an opportunity for members of both parties to come together and, in the same spirit of all our Inaugural events, show the world how uniquely American we are in our peaceful transfer of power," Senator Roy Blunt from the congressional inaugural committee said in a statement.

See the menu in full below:

First course

Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp with saffron sauce and peanut crumble, served with J. Lohr 2013 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay

Second course

Grilled Seven Hills Angus beef with dark chocolate and juniper jus and potato gratin, servied with Delicato Black Stallion 2012 Limited Release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Third course

Chocolate soufflé and cherry vanilla ice cream, served with Korbel Natural Special Inaugural Cuvée California Champagne

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