Official White House State Dinner Menu

October 14, 2011

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.

American wines.

Also, check out this behind-the-scenes look from the White House kitchen as they prepare for the dinner. 

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