Welcome To Denver, DNC Style! No Shrimp, Though

Should make for a rockin’ party! (h/t Ryan)

prozacFried shrimp on a bed of jasmine rice and a side of mango salad, all served on a styrofoam plate. Bottled water to wash it all down.

These trendy catering treats are unlikely to appear on the menu at parties sponsored by the Denver 2008 Host Committee during the Democratic National Convention this summer.

Fried foods are forbidden at the committee’s 22 or so events, as is liquid served in individual plastic containers. Plates must be reusable, like china, recyclable or compostable. The food should be local, organic or both.

And caterers must provide foods in “at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white,” garnishes not included, according to a Request for Proposals, or RFP, distributed last week.

The shrimp-and-mango ensemble? All it’s got is white, brown and orange, so it may not have the nutritional balance that generally comes from a multihued menu.

“Blue could be a challenge,” joked Ed Janos, owner of Cook’s Fresh Market in Denver. “All I can think of are blueberries.”

This is the kind of idiocy you get when Democrats are in charge. I bet they won’t ban Prozac, though!

On the flip side, delegates might have to worry about being attacked with bananas, passion fruit, mangos in syrup, and perhaps even pointed sticks!

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One Response to “Welcome To Denver, DNC Style! No Shrimp, Though”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Sucks to be a hungry Michael Moore, Al Gore, Rosie O’Donnell, Ted Kennedy, Jowls Nadler (D-Rep NY), … WTF, no KFC? That’s UNDIVERSE, eh? NO Chic-Filet either? There goes the ? votes….

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