So you aren’t going to make it to Washington, DC for those glittery presidential inaugural festivities on Jan. 20. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in your own delicious way.
Fork and Spoon Productions of San Francisco is offering the chance to “Celebrate Obama in Pajamas.” Uhh, that would be you in the pj’s, not the president-to-be.
Roll out of bed, and nosh on an eight-course breakfast while you watch the ceremonies on TV. Fork and Spoon will drop off this feast for you plus 11 of your most political friends the night before. Just heat and enjoy the next morning.
Feast on egg casserole with bacon and goat cheese, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit salad, malasadas (Hawaiian donuts), spinach salad, Hawaiian tropical punch, Bloody Mary mix, and a pound of Kona coffee.
Total price is $804.61 (Barack Obama’s birthday). Orders need to be placed by Jan. 16. To order, call (415) 552-7130.
Nick’s Cove in Marshall is getting in on the act, too, with its Presidential Inauguration Community Dinner, Jan. 20, which actually will be served all day long.
The $20.09 (get it?) three-course meal includes “A Fresh Start” salad of escarole, avocado and hazelnuts; braised lamb shoulder with polenta; and apple pie a la mode. If you’re in the convivial mood, enjoy the same meal at 7 p.m. during a communal feast with other diners on the back porch.
For reservations, call (415) 663-1033.
And last but not least, Left Bank Brasserie at San Jose’s Santana Row has inaugural festivities going on from Jan. 16-20. In a salute to the senator from Illinois who is moving into the White House, Chef David Bastide will be showcasing Chicago favorites on the menu, including deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, ribs, and Italian beef sandwiches.
Head bartender Ty Chandler has created libations to go along with the theme. Five new cocktails pay homage to the White House contenders. There’s the “Sweet Outside, Bitter Inside, Reflections of Hillary” (Campari, Grand Marnier, orange juice, and a sugar rim); and “Delaware Crab, Mouth-on-Fire Homage to Joe Biden” (Clam juice-infused spicy bloody Caesar, sea salt rim, and a crab claw garnish).
Sip and nosh while enjoying the inauguration broadcast on the restaurant’s big-screen, too.