The Obamas held an official state dinner last night in honor of President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok of the Republic of Korea at the White House. White House chefs prepared a meal that included aspects of both cultures. Take a look at the menu, which celebrates the fall harvest, below:
First course: Butternut squash bisque, honey poached cranberries, Virginia cured ham, pumpkin seed praline, crème fraiche.
Second course: Early fall harvest salad on daikon sheets, masago rice pearl crispies, rice wine vinaigrette.
Main course; Texas Wagyu beef, orange-ginger fondue, sauteed kale, roasted kabocha squash.
Dessert: Chocolate malt devil’s food layers with pear and almond brittle.
Also, check out this behind-the-scenes look from the White House kitchen as they prepare for the dinner.