State Dinner Menu Is All American JT January 21, 2011 Interesting, Politics 1 Comment As many careful readers know, we here at the So Good HQ closely track affairs of state â€“ especially when they involve food.Â Â Regarding the current administration, we have covered Obamaâ€™s every bite from his first meal in office to his ridiculous birthday cake.Â Â Despite being in office for two years, the president hosted just his third state dinner this past Wednesday, with the guest of honor being President Hu of China.Â As you can see from the offerings below, is was very much an American meal â€“ meat/potatoes/apple pie â€“ perhaps at Huâ€™s request, since he probably wants to see what heâ€™s getting for his money. THE MENU First D’Anjou Pear with Farmstead Goat Cheese Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic Second Poached Maine Lobster Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms Wine: DuMol Chardonnay “Russian River” 2008 (California) Lemon Sorbet Main Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp Onions Double Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach Wine: Quilceda Creek Cabernet “Columbia Valley” 2005 (Washington State) Dessert Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream Wine: Poet’s Leap Riesling “Botrytis” 2008 (Washington State) Does anything on the menu surprise you?Â For me it was the double-stuffed potatoes, which Iâ€™m sure were delicious, but seem a little informal for the occasion.Â They were probably intended to be aÂ good metaphor for the American physique. H/t to Huffington c/o the AP for the picture.Â And for those craving an exclusive Obama foodie experience, check out the blog Obama Foodarama.Â Thereâ€™s niche, and then thereâ€™s niche. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 One Response Jawbone January 22nd, 2011 Nice to see in these hard economic times that at least the Obama’s and their friends are eating well. “Let them eat cake” indeed! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.