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


Chocolate Cake with rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

Sweet Potato Doughnuts with cinnamon and brown sugar

Ridge Geyersville "Essence" 2007, Sonoma County, California