The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
White House Valentine’s Day Dinner
Status: Undetermined
image For Valentine's Day my wife and I went to a restaurant called Green Tomato and had a great meal which included ravioli in a mustard cream sauce, green tomato soup, and chicken stuffed with mascarpone and spinach. But apparently, if this picture which is going around can be believed, the Valentine's Day dinner at the White House was quite a bit fancier than what I had. I don't see any good reason why this White House menu shouldn't be real. After all, the White House does employ a master chef. But it is possible that someone created this menu as a kind of fantasy meal. I checked out the White House website, but unfortunately no dinner menus were posted there. (via Martini Republic)
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 16, 2006
Comments (15)
This is probably going around so that it can be used as ammo to bash Bush.

But. It's true that the White House does employ master chefs. What a lot of people don't realize is that what is ordered comes out of their personal budget. So big fracken whoop if Bush orders rack of lamb, cause he pays for it out of his own wallet.
Posted by Bill  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  07:08 AM
big whoop indeed. I print wedding invitations and often placecards and menus for the events as well and I've seen many fancier meals for 'common' people.
Posted by katey  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  08:23 AM
Not sure how this could be used to bash Bush. If it's fake, what's the motivation? If it's real, it's just about what I'd expect from a White House dinner. The Republicans are the ones who have been known to bash the "Liberal Elite," not the other way around.
Posted by Matt  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  10:58 AM
Hell, *I* had a fancier meal than that for Valentine's Day.

It's a bit odd that that "menu" came out of Photoshop, though, and that they were able to get the original so perfectly aligned in their scanner. (The typography is awfully amateur, too.) Between that and the content it *does* read as the sort of thing that someone with aspirations beyond the Olive Garden might do up.

(Hey, did you know that your captcha image doesn't show up on the comment preview page?)
Posted by rich  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  11:06 AM
Wow, this is a boring and pointless story.
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  12:30 PM
I don't see how there are any Bush-bashing opportunities here (and believe me, I looked). It seems like a fairly ordinary dinner menu.

I might have hoped the White House would use a less goofy-looking font to print its menus, but then again, it might not.
Posted by Big Gary, on another quail hunt  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  02:03 PM
I am not sure if they serve alcohol at events. The President does not drink. That would make this appear to be a hoax.
Posted by wdl  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  09:03 PM
We all know Bush fell off the wagon after Katrina.
Posted by Bob  in  Pangea  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  10:52 PM
I'm surprised it didn't include quail.
Posted by Joe  on  Fri Feb 17, 2006  at  12:40 AM
Well the president might not drink, but there are always drinkers at parties.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Fri Feb 17, 2006  at  02:24 AM
Joe-- I was more expecting Roast Whittington.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Fri Feb 17, 2006  at  02:25 AM
C'mon, someone draw up a proper fake White House menu eh?
Posted by outeast  on  Fri Feb 17, 2006  at  07:56 AM
Oh, and:

The President does not drink... wine.

Had to be done, sorry.
Posted by outeast  on  Fri Feb 17, 2006  at  07:58 AM
Hmmm..The Lovebirds...The Puff Pastry exsists...ring..Diplomat creme and berries...smile
Posted by Vic K.  in  Va.  on  Sun Feb 19, 2006  at  11:11 PM
I believe this to be an honest menu. We saw one just like it posted at Solena Winery with an official White House letter thanking the winery for their Pinot Gris.
Posted by Kathleen  in  CA  on  Tue Oct 17, 2006  at  08:49 PM
Commenting is no longer available for this post.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.