Also, some of the details:
A salad of micro greens and field greens. Caesar Parmesan Crisp. Shaved beets. Grana Parmesan Emulsion. A seasonal bisque shot (or as one not so bright lobbyist said: “I thought that was the dressing!”).
Assorted rolls with sweet creamery butter
Vidalia onion-crusted filet mignon. Forest mushroom risotto cake. Asparagus ragout. Roasted tomato provencal. Pinot Noir Jus.
Artisan cheeses. Dried fruits, figs and nuts. Fresh raspberries.
Introduction: Jesse Holland, WPCF president
Winner of 2007 David Lynch Regional Reporting Award For Excellent in Congressional Reporting: Lisa Mascaro, Las Vegas Sun.
Winner of 2007 Washington Press Club Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: Tad Bartimus (who fondly recalled the days when Helen Thomas put doggie bags in her purse to help Bartimus survive on $70/day).
New scholarships: One in honor of Fran Lewine and another in honor of Mary Lou Bailey.
“The older I get, the smarter David Broder sounds.” -Chris Matthews.
“At some point, everyone in this room will become a bureau chief.” CNN DC Bureau Chief David Bohrman.
And, of course: “If you want to talk, go outside and smoke a cigar. If you want to stay in here, then be respectful.” Then later: “Please, please, please!” – Chris Matthews