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    The White House kitchen, run by
    Cris Comerford
    , certainly created a holiday feast fit for a king (or president). Cris is the first female chef to hold the position. Here’s what was served at the buffet:

    Artisanal and Local Cheeses served with Crackers, Winter Fruits and Spiced Nuts
    Chilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served with Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade
    Bourbon-Glazed Virginia Ham served with Cheesy Stone-Ground Grits
    Crispy Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with Creamed Pan Drippings
    Roasted Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sea Salt with Mission Fig Chutney and Mint Jelly
    Fruitwood Smoked Copper River Salmon served with Fresh Potato Pancakes and Traditional Garnitures
    Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Caper Sauce
    Orzo Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Tomatoes and Olives with Feta Cheese Vinaigrette
    Homemade Tamales with Roasted Poblanos and Vidalia Onions with Black Beans and Tomatillo Sauce
    White and Green Asparagus and French Green Bean Tier with Garlic Aioli
    Barney and Miss Beazley Cookies (Chocolate-Dipped with Gold Collars)
    Decorated Animal Cookies (Grizzly Bear, Elk, Fox, Wolf, Eagle, Mountain Lion,
    Moose, Road Runner, Buffalo, Coyote, Deer)
    Park Trees and Leaves Cookies (Gold Magnolia Leaf, Pine Cone, Acorn, Oak Leaf, Aspen Leaf, Elm Leaf)
    Maple Cookies
    Park Arrow Head Cookies
    Long-Stemmed Fresh Strawberries
    Orange-Spiced Infusion with Mixed Tropical Fruits and Berries
    Chocolate Truffles with Forest Flavors (Honey, Maple, Huckleberry)
    Chocolate Mice
    Log Cabin Cake (Chocolate Dolly Sin Cake, Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)
    Lemon Meringue Sequoia Cake Tree
    Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting
    Yule Log – Bûche de Noël
    Brioche Bread Pudding
    Walnut Pound Dundee Cake
    Gingerbread Crown Cake
    Mackintosh Apple and Sun-Dried Cherry Cobbler

    Now, how exactly does one get invited to these things???

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