National Press Club

Pre-holiday jazz and a special dinner buffet at the Club, Thursday, Dec. 14

December 11, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

As the holiday crush winds down and your last packages have hit the deadline for dispatch, it's time to take a deep breath and enjoy some food, beverage and jazz at the National Press Club before heading off to your holiday destinations.

Club members and their guests are invited to Club's annual holiday buffet Thursday, Dec. 14, featuring music from the U Street Jazz Collective. The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve space, please contact the Reliable Source at or 202-662-7443

Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m. in the Truman Lounge.

Here is the menu:

Soup: Southwestern butternut squash with sour cream-chive garnish


Roasted beets, orange and arugula with spiced pecans

Pears, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese with mustard vinaigrette

Sour Cream cucumbers with dill and mint

Apple & pear winter fruit salad with lemon poppy seed dressing

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Bone-in ham with pineapple-ginger glaze; (carved to order)

Roast goose with apple cranberry herb stuffing

Seven fish Christmas Eve stew with fennel, tomatoes and peppers

Mexican (corn husk) and Salvadorian (banana leaf) chicken tamales

Cauliflower, leek and Parmesan vegetarian gratin

Chive and celery mashed potatoes with pan gravy

Three mushrooms, black lentils and Parmesan parsley croutons


Chocolate and Hazelnut Buche de Noel (Yule log)

Profiterole caramel Christmas tree (Buche de Noel) with vanilla custard

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ho Ho Ho Cookies


Grey Goose Expresso Martini $10

Champaign Cocktail $10