Tonight’s table setting–FLOTUS speaks at a press conference in prep for the State Dinner.
Tonight’s dinner menu:
First Course–Crisped Halibut with Potato Crust Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Applewood Smoked Bacon
Second Course–Spring Garden Lettuces, Shallot Dressing, Shaved Breakfast Radish, Cucumbers and Avocados
Main Course- Bison Wellington, Red Wine Reduction, French Beans, Cipollini Onion
Dessert- Warm Meyer Lemon Steamed Pudding with Idaho Huckleberry Sauce and Newtown Pippin Apples
An American wine will be paired with each course.
According to the White House, the main course, Bison Wellington, is a “perfect pairing of U.S. and U.K. cultures,” while Newtown Pippin Apples serve as a symbol of the American-British partnership — the apple was so favored by Queen Victoria that she had the customs duty on them eliminated. Source
We’ll post the video and photos when available.