There will be plenty of New York food and performers at today’s presidential inauguration, Gannett’s Brian Tumulty reports today.
He has also took a video of The Eastman String Quartet from the University of Rochester rehearsing yesterday—as a beaming Sen. Charles Schumer looked on.
Schumer, in fact, was behind much of the push to get New York goods represented at the inauguration. The state’s senior senator is chairing the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
“We are the dominant state, as we should be,” Schumer said.
From the article:
A dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes and a Merlot from the North Fork of Long Island will be served at the president’s luncheon, along with a dessert of Hudson Valley apple pie, cheese from Cooperstown and Rochester-area honey.
A sauce using Crown Maple Syrup from Dutchess County also will be served.
And with performers from Brooklyn, Rochester and Staten Island, the event will look and taste like it was cosponsored by the “I Love New York’’ tourism campaign.