Chefs Pick the President’s First Meal Slideshow

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Chef Eric Bauer, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Eric Bauer, executive chef of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, would prepare a three-course meal on Inauguration Day that would include the following menu: "Breath of the Sea" (California uni and spot prawn, Kusshi oysters, tomato  and serrano gelée, sea beans, compressed yuzu cucumber, and chilled dashi consommé), pan-seared loup de mer (black trumpet mushrooms, English peas, grilled salsify, Dungeness crab salad, and lemon and shallot chicken jus), and buttermilk and mandarin semifreddo (almond cake, preserved and candied Meyer Lemon, fresh basil leaves, and white chocolate dust). 

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa