Last year, when he was president-elect, Donald Trump had quite the Thanksgiving feast at his luxe Palm Beach property Mar-a-Lago.
The tradition continues this year, even though he’s president and could basically have dinner anywhere in the world.
So what’s on the menu?
We’re not sure, because Trump hasn’t Tweeted about it. No seriously, we called the property’s restaurant, the Mar-a-Lago Club, and the woman who answered the phone said she wasn’t allowed to give out this type of culinary information.
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So we checked what he and his family dined on last year at the members-only resort: ABC White House reporter Alex Mallin tweeted about it at the time.
Seems the big guy likes seafood, with appetizers such as crabs, oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp and clams. For the main course, diners could choose from among six dishes including oven-roasted turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy; herb-marinated beef tenderloin with steamed vegetables, whipped potatoes, warm popovers and horseradish cream; leg of lamb with grilled pita and tzatziki sauce; pan-seared Chilean sea bass with curried vegetables and coconut shellfish broth; red-wine braised short ribs with potatoes and braising jus; and grilled diver scallops with roasted vegetable ratatouille.
Two dishes were named after the leader of the free world: “Mr. Trump’s Wedge Salad,” and “Three-Layer Trump Chocolate Cake.” Trump and his food team seem to think salad is a destresser. His Doral property suggested in a since deleted tweet that the traditional dish made with iceberg lettuce, and topped with blue cheese dressing and bacon would keep people worrying about Hurricane Irma.
Back to Turkey Day: Associated Press pictures show Trump traveling on Air Force One with the first lady and their tween son Barron, touching down at Palm Beach International Airport Tuesday.
Trump’s trip to Florida is a pricey one — for Americans.
Newsweek reports that a round-trip ticket for the president to visit the compound could cost taxpayers between $2 million and $3.6 million. This marks Trump’s eighth trip to his Palm Beach estate, known as the “Winter White House.” You do the math. We’ll be eating turkey.