The US President's $30,800 dinner menu
Thursday 31 March 2011
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.
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
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
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