Friday, April 27, 2018

State Dinner at the White House, April 2018

There is a fleur-de-lys on the menu!
From Good Housekeeping:
For the china, Melania chose a gold set from the Clinton White House, which created a regal, yet sophisticated ambiance. The White House chef, Cristeta Comerford, served an American menu with French influences, which included rack of spring lamb, Carolina gold rice jambalaya, and nectarine tarts for dessert. Fresh herbs from the South Lawn included. (Read more.)
From CNN:
Even the wine selection was chosen with the French-American relationship in mind. The Domaine Serene Chardonnay "Evenstad Reserve" 2015 was grown from French plants from Dijon "that thrive in the volcanic Oregon soil." The Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir "Laurène" 2014 "uses the motto 'French soul--Oregon soil.'" Following a less formal dinner with the Macrons at Mount Vernon on Monday evening, the first lady hopped off the Marine One helicopter and did one final late-night run-through, personally inspecting each detail, including the white lilac centerpieces, the dripless candles and the entry to the evening, a grand hallway decked out in soft light and pink florals. (Read more.)


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