Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: The Nerd Prom menu is very saucy, J. Crew's Manolo Blahnik collaborations hits a snag, and the time Oliver Stone muscled Whit Stillman out of the director's chair.
Here's what seasoned Washington types and their very special Hollywood guest stars will be eating tomorrow night at the White House White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner:
"Salad: Black Lentil Terrine with lump Crabmeat, Tango Green and Red Artisan Greens, Red and Yellow Tear Drop Tomatoes -- drizzled with a Dill Vinaigrette
Bread Presentation: Seven-Grain Rolls, White and Wheat Rolls; Sourdough Rolls, Flatbreads and butter
Entrée: Texas Rubbed Petite Filet with a Calvados Demi, paired with Duo of Jumbo Shrimp seasoned with Red Curry; Roasted Haricot Verts, Baby Pepper, Patty Pan Squash; Tasso Mache Choux Risotto
Dessert: The Galaxy -- Rich Chocolate Truffle Mousse layered with Chocolate Genoise and Almond Macaroon, Ganache Truffle Center finished in a chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries
Freshly brewed regular and decaff coffee; variety of regular and herbal teas
Wines: Estancia Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon"
So basically, it's a crabmeat salad, rolls, steak, and chocolate mousse. Not bad! Also, the red curry seasoning and chocolate glaze should produce a major uptick in Prilosec sales at the Washington Hilton gift shop starting around 10 p.m. Acid reflux is the official stomach disorder of Nerd Prom. [Playbook]
The unholy preppy shoe alliance between J. Crew and Manolo Blahnik is on-hold due to "wholesale production restraints," whatever that means. (Seriously: any thoughts on what that means?) "The pointy-toed heels, priced at about $600" debuted on the hooves of models at New York's fashion and were supposed to pop up on jcrew.com later this year. Now, no dice. [Page Six]