Tonight at 7 pm Ben Bernanke will be speaking at the National Economists Club Annual Members Dinner. As Credit Suisse’s Carl Lantz notes, nobody knows the topic or the title of the speech: we can only assume it is some variation of the now trite and generic “BTFATH” coming from the Fed endlessly for the past 5 years. However, we do know one thing: the menu of the dinner that will accompany Bernanke’s remarks. We are certain that in a world in which a tweet by a 70 year old billionaire moves markets as much as a statement by a current or future uber CTRL-Peers, it is the details of what the glorious chairman eats that is the most marking-moving event du jour, and as such the menu will be today’s most important “fundamental” news. Jon Hilsenrath will follow up with his detailed analysis shortly.
11/19: NEC Annual Members Dinner: Ben S. Bernanke, Fed Chairman
Ben S. Bernanke
Chairman, Federal Reserve
Cocktail Reception 6 pm-7 pm
Speaker Address/Remarks 7 pm-8 pm
Dinner 8 pm-9 pm
Blackened Chicken on a Wavy Cracker
Cocoa Ancho Blackened Chicken on Bleu Cheese Mousse nestled in a wavy cracker. Topped with molasses spiced toasted pepita and fresh chive.
Coconut Shrimp Lollipops
Coconut Shrimp served on a skewer with apricot ginger sauce.
Fruit and Cheese Display
Fresh fruit with grape clusters, fresh berries, imported and domestic cheses, accompanied by french bread and crackers.
Red and White Wine Service with Dinner
Riesling Poached Pear Salad
Frisse and arugula salad with riesling poached pears, chevre medallion and spiced walnuts. Drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette.
Portobello Ravioli (Vegetarian Offering)
Portobello mushroom ravioli, carmelized cipolini onions, julienne sundried tomatoes, sauteed field mushrooms and haricot vert beans with a beurre noisette sauce crowned with shaved parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
Bistro Filet and Grilled Salmon Duo (plated together)
Grilled bistro filet of beef and grilled Atlantic Salmon on a bed of spinach, topped with a Zinfandel demi sauce and accompanied by asparagus, tri color carrots and a celeriac puree.
Breads and Rolls
An assortment of miniature rolls with sweet butter.
Brownie Cheesecake Napoleon
Fudge Brownie, cheesecake and chocolate mousse covered in a rich chocolate ganache, decorated with duo cigarette, raspberry coulis and whipped cream.
(Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Iced Tea, Water)
**Credit Card payment is Non Refundable**
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