The White House on Tuesday released new photos from January, including the one, above, of President Obama and First Lady Obama toasting with Vice President Joe Biden during the Inaugural Luncheon for 235 guests in the US Capitol's National Statuary Hall on Jan. 21.
New York's Senior Senator Chuck Schumer, who chaired the committee that organized the luncheon, is in the background in the photo, drinking champagne. The First Couple was seated in the center of the Head Table during the mid-day party. Guests included two previous Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Supreme Court Justices, lawmakers, and a smattering of celebrities. CLICK HERE for an interview with Chef Shannon Schaffer, who created the three-course menu that starred Maine lobster, North Dakota bison, and Hudson Valley Apple Pie.
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A White House video of the luncheon toasts:
*Photo by Pete Souza/White House