The State Dinner: A Good Old-Fashioned All-American Feast

What's cookin' at the White House tonight? Executive Chef Christeta Comerford and Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses have whipped up an all-American feast for Chinese President Hu Jintao and 225 VIP guests. So exactly what does one prepare for such an elegant affair? Here's what's on the State Dinner menu…

D'Anjou Pear Salad with Farmstead Goat Cheese
Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic

Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glazed Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Dumol Chardonnay “Russian River” 2008

Lemon Sorbet
Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp Onions
Double Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach
Quilceda Creek Cabernet “Columbia Valley” 2005

Old Fashioned Apple Pie with
Vanilla Ice Cream
Poet's Leap Riesling “Botrytis” 2008

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