Wednesday, January 19, 2011

China State Dinner

In honor of the recent state dinner for the President of China by the Obamas, I thought I'd go back to the Clinton's state dinner for the then-current Chinese president. By the way, my interesting factoid for the recent state dinner - Michelle Kwan was there (okay, interesting to me...I didn't say it would be to you!). President Clinton was, too, which then segues into my post.

Here's the menu for the Clinton's 1997 dinner:
OCTOBER 29, 1997

Chilled Lobster with Corn Leek Relish
Marinated Butternut Squash
LobsterTarragon Sauce

Pepper Crusted Oregon Beef
Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Root Vegetables
Shallot Marmalade
Pinot Noir and Chanterelle Sauce

Salad of Mache, Endive and Arugula
Tomato Asiago Custard
Balsamic and Chive Dressing

Orange Blossom Surprise
Pomegrante Sauce
Mandarin Tea Tartlet
Chocolate Tea Candy
Crystallized Ginger

Cuvaison "Carneros" Chardonnay 1995 (California)
Ponzi "25th Anniversary" Pinot Noir 1995
(Oregon) Iron Horse Blanc de Blanc L.D. 1991 (California)

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