Sunday, October 9, 2016

How the Reagans Entertained

From Food and Wine:
More seriously, you do sense that Nancy Reagan took her hosting duties seriously. Alongside her autographed editions of Cooking with Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck's Modern Kitchen and Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah (by Dinah Shore) is Nancy's own personal edition of The Congressional Club Cook Book – with her name embossed in gold on the cover and four of her recipes inside. (This is the perfect season to test out her recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Pie.)

The Reagans also had a nice if small collection of wine books, which may have led to their acquiring a 1983 magnum of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (est. value: $1,000-$1,500) and another comparably priced magnum of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild circa 1979 – both up for sale. If that's way out of your price range, you can always bid on the collection of "Reagan's Bar" napkins (est. value: $200-$400). According to the embroidered message there, "The drinks are on the house at The Reagans." (Read more.)

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