The US President's $30,800 dinner menu

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson hosted a dinner for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama this week at his newest restaurant Red Rooster in Harlem.

The small dinner party of 50 shelled out $30,800 (€27,710) per plate for the party fundraiser. Samuelsson is one of the president's favorite chefs and has been called upon to cook a handful of state dinners for him in the past.

In a show of cook and tell, Samuelsson posted the evening menu on his new site, Food Republic, the morning after. Here's what $30,800 will buy you at a dinner with the president.

First course:

Cornbread, with honey butter

Lobster salad with asparagus, peas, hot biscuit

A glass of Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling "Semi-Dry" 2008, Finger Lakes, New York

Main course:

Braised Short Ribs, honey-glazed chokes, spring onions and red wine reduction

A glass of Brown Estate "Chaos Theory" 2009, Napa Valley

Dessert:

Chocolate Cake with rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

Sweet Potato Doughnuts with cinnamon and brown sugar

Ridge Geyersville "Essence" 2007, Sonoma County, California

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/03/29/menu-dnc-dinner-red-rooster

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