Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fantasy: "I'm not working today - I'm at the State Dinner!"

THIS is how you look at your wife at a State Dinner, in case anyone was wondering:

And that is most certainly how you dress. Naeem Khan: stunning. And the arm full of bracelets? The perfect touch for an event honoring India.

I loved the decor. Our wedding florist was the runner-up to becoming the new White House Florist, and I wish her hands had been on this event! Really, really nicely done, however. 

Did you see the menu? Forget the turkey... I'm craving chutney and lentils right now.

Potato and eggplant salad
White House arugula with onion seed vinaigrette
2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa Valley, California
Red lentil soup with fresh cheese
2006 Riesling Brooks "Ara" Willamette Valley, Oregon
Roasted potato dumplings with tomato chutney
chick peas and okra or green curry prawns
Caramelized salsify with smoked collard greens and coconut aged basmati
2007 Grenache, Beckmen Vineyards, Santa Ynez, California
Pumpkin pie tart
Pear tatin
whipped cream and caramel sauce
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Virginia
Petits fours and coffee
Cashew brittle
Pecan pralines
Passion fruit and vanilla gelees
Chocolate-dipped fruit



  1. Did you hear the story on NPR regarding the meaning of each of the flowers that were chosen? They all had significance, very interesting.

  2. Sigh. I love the Obamas. My crush, which is based primarily on completely superficial reasons, rages unabatedly.

    How was your trip?

  3. I recently found your blog of EAD living and I love it. All the food you talk about sounds wonderful. I am also craving lentils and chutney right now.

  4. Michelle looks divine and that menu sounds delish!


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