State Dinner Menu of 2009: Obama's State Dinner with Indian PM
The state dinner menu of 2009 was released. This will be President Obama's first state dinner. The White House expects 220 guests tonight. Here is the state dinner menu:
Potato and Eggplant Salad, and White House Arugula With Onion Seed Vinaigrette
2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa Valley, California
Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Cheese
2006 Riesling, Brooks “Ara”, Wilamette Valley, Oregon
Roasted Potato Dumplings With Tomato Chutney, Chick Peas and Okra
Green Curry Prawns Caramelized Salsify With Smoked Collard Greens and Coconut Aged Basmati
2007 Granache, Beckmen Vineyards, Santa Ynez, California
Pumpkin Pie Tart, Pear Tatin, Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Virginia
Petits Fours and Coffee
Passion Fruit and Vanilla Gelees
Link: State Dinner Statement
First lady Michelle Obama worked with Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and her team to create this carefully planned state dinner. The focus this year is on sustainable and regional food, as well as Indian flavors for the special guest from India, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Guests can choose between roasted potato dumpling or green curry pawns. This is especially important because Prime Minister Singh is a vegetarian.