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First Lady Northam hosts an elegant first brunch

 The 73rd Governor of Virginia, Dr. Ralph Northam, had been inaugurated, the parade had taken its final step, and the band had played for the last dance at the Governor’s Ball, all on Saturday. Come Sunday, it was First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam’s day, 

The Jefferson Hotel, a Richmond landmark, exceeded its fine reputation in hosting the First Lady’s Brunch. The ballroom was filled with tables which were covered in white linen cloths and napkins. Each was centered with a beautiful flower arrangement with a banner on which was written the names of a Virginia river.

As guests seated themselves, they beheld a mixed fresh salad, refreshing glass of iced tea, hot rolls and butter. Two gravy boats, not filled with gravy but with salad dressing, were nearby, allowing one to dress their own salad.

Next, the entrée arrived, cauliflower mingled with rice, eggplant, onion, tomatoes and garbanzo beans seasoned with a special spice sauce. A chocolate mousse ...

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