Obama State Dinner Official Food and Wine Menu

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Place card at the Obama first state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Desert plate, Obama first state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Potato and eggplant salad

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 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Roasted potato dumplings with tomato chutney

chick peas and okra

or green curry prawns

caramelized salsify with smoked collard greens and coconut aged basmati

2007 Grenache, 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

Cashew brittle

Pecan pralines

Passion fruit and vanilla gelees

Chocolate-dipped fruit

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