A Kosher menu...with sushi rolls
The reception had a buffet of Jewish holiday specialties--as well as sushi rolls, which were also served last year. The kitchen was Koshered for the event, and the menu was prepared under the strict rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Lubavitch Center of Washington (Chabad), in cooperation with the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington, according to the White House. The Meat was Glatt Kosher - Chassidishe Shechitah. All baked goods were Pas Yisroel; all wines were Mevushal. The foods were prepared Lemihadrin with a Mashgiach Temidi.
2011 Hanukkah Reception Menu
Roulade of Chicken Breast
Fresh Thyme Sauce
Arugula and Fresh Artichokes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Filet of Beef
Caramelized Pearl Onions
Pine Nut Herb Crusted Lamb Chops
Mango and Mission Fig Chutney
Homemade Potato with Scallion Pancakes
Dill and Vodka Scottish Smoked Salmon
Chopped Egg Whites and Yolks
Assorted Fresh Sushi Rolls
Spicy Tuna Roll
Winter Squash Salad
"An assortment of homemade desserts"
Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of a band of believers who rose up and freed their people, only to discover that the oil left in their desecrated temple -- which should have been enough for only one night -- ended up lasting for eight.It's a timeless story of right over might and faith over doubt -- one that has given hope to Jewish people everywhere for over 2,000 years.And tonight, as families and friends come together to light the menorah, it is a story that reminds us to count our blessings, to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors, and to believe that through faith and determination, we can work together to build a brighter, better world for generations to come.From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach.