Monday, April 02, 2012

Thatcher State Dinner

So after the recent state dinner with the UK, I thought I’d revisit an older UK State Dinner (this includes all the Carter State Dinners if you are interested). On December 17, 1979, President Carter entertained Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The menu and entertainment was:
Dinner:
Atlantic Halibut with Seafood Sauce
Fleurons
Beaulieu Pinot Chardonnay

Supreme of Pheasant Veronique
Wild Rice with Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts
Mirassou Gamay Beaujolais

Tossed Green Salad
Brie Cheese

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs
Yule Log with Sabayon Sauce


Entertainment:
Sarah Caldwell is conducting the United States Marine Corps Orchestra accompanied by nine soloists from the Opera Company of Boston.
Excerpts from “L’enfance du Christ” by Berlioz

Soloists from the Opera Company of Boston:
David Arnold
Vinson Cole
Rosalind Elias
Elena Gambulos
Donald Graham
Nancy Hermiston
Michael Hume
Leigh Munro
Evelyn Petros


Christmas Carols ---------- Donald Graham

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