Friday, May 13, 2016

The menu for Friday's Nordic state dinner at the White House

I wonder if any of the Prime Ministers will tell the President, "Dude, I can get Akvavit and lingonberries at home".
From UPI:
On Friday, President Obama will host an elaborate State Dinner at the White House for five Nordic leaders. The prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the the president of Finland will attend.
White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford created a menu of Scandinavian delicacies and American favorites for the 12th official state visit of the Obama presidency.
Demi Lovato will perform for the honored guests.
Canapes of Chicken and Waffles and Aquavit Seafood Cocktail

Tomato Tartare with Cardamom Yogurt, Micro Lettuce and a Citrus Vinaigrette
Paired with Grgich Hills Fume Blanc "Estate" 2013

Main Course
Salt-cured Ahi Tuna with Pickled Young Radish and Watermelon Juniper Granite
Paired with Trisaetum Dry Riesling "Estates" 2014

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Hot Kale salad and Thyme Dumplings
Paired with RDV "Rendevous" 2010

Caramel Almond Mille-feuille with Vanilla Bean Chantilly and Lingonberry Cream
The menu is set for the Nordic leaders State Dinner during a press preview in the State Dining Room of the White House on May 12, 2016. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI