Duvall Charleston Catering on Presidential Yacht Sequoia

Last week Duvall hosted a dinner at the Presidential Sequoia Yacht in Washington D.C. Sous Chef Matt Grenne and Executive Pastry Chef Chip Plaistowe enjoyed shopping at fresh seafood markets and searching for organic and local produce to create the delicious seasonal menu below. Above all else, they loved being a part of the rich history of the Sequoia.

The Sequoia is a 104 foot yacht that has served presidents since Herbert Hoover. The yacht is a national historic landmark and home to some of America’s most interesting history.

Duvall Events Yacht Charleston Catering

The Sequoia’s website explains a bit of its history, “It was used during the Harding administration to enforce Prohibition; FDR and Eisenhower planned D-day; Truman decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima; Kennedy celebrated his last (46th) birthday party; LBJ lobbied for civil rights legislation, and planned Vietnam War strategy; Nixon negotiated the first arms control treaty with the Soviet Union, and later decided to resign on board.”

 The Menu

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Black Mission Fig Stuffed | Creamy Gorgonzola | Balsamic Glaze

Little Neck Clam Casino

First Course 

Bacon Wrapped Country Style Pate | Duck | Pancetta | Pork | Chicken Liver | Quialuail Confit inlay | Frisee | Truffle Vinaigrette

Second Course

Lemon-Herb Ricotta Gnocchi | Bell Peppers | Corn | Andouille Sausage | Crawfish | Cream Broth

Third Course

Pan Seared Rockfish | Risotto Style Butternut Squash |Beurre Rouge

Fourth Course

Honey Crisp Apple Gallette | Cinnamon Cream | Apple Caramel