A common belief is that dishes made from historical recipes are bland. However, the opposite is often true. Diners in previous centuries favoured strong flavours and their cooks had access to the same ingredients, herbs and spices as we use today.
There is no historical record of the menu from the Washington Dinner of July 10, 1790, but I suggested dishes of the period that might have appeared on Washington’s table. Along with the wines that were imported from France and Italy, there is no reason to believe that dinner would have been anything but an entirely pleasurable experience.
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