When celebrities gather without Mario Batali, it's seldom about the food. And admittedly, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner is no exception. Spendy gowns, Governor Christie's girth, Lindsay Lohan's relative screwed-up-edness: These things are all heavily reported on. The type of bruschetta served at the People party? Not so much. Still, we diligently scanned the various party reports fluttering about the Internet for signs of food. Here's what we came up with.
At Saturday night's dinner, guests were served a "bread presentation" (read: dinner rolls); black lentil terrine, crab, and tomatoes over "artisan greens"; and Texas-rubbed petite filet with a Calvados sauce, with red curry jumbo shrimp, haricots verts, and risotto. A dessert dubbed "the galaxy" featured "chocolate truffle mousse layered with chocolate genoise and almond macaroon." [People]
Speaking of that mousse, the Washington Post saw fit to report that while Sofia Vergara ate half her portion, New Jersey governor Chris Christie "cleared his plate." [WP]
Wonder what that main course looked like? Politico's Mike Allen posted a photo in Sunday's Playbook. [Politico]