Monday, February 23, 2009

Menu For The National Governors Association Dinner: First Black Tie Event At The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama hosted their first formal dinner at the White House tonight, when they welcomed the National Governors Association for dinner. In pic, above: The President toasts the attending governors; at left, Mrs. Obama sits with California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The menu:

Appetizer:
Chesapeake Crab Agnolottis with Roasted Sunchokes
Wine pairing: Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (California)

Entree:
Wagyu Beef and Nantucket Scallops

Sides:
Glazed Red Carrots, Portobello Mushroom and Creamed Spinach
Wine pairing: Archery Summit Pinot Noir "Estate" 2004 (Oregon)

Salad:
Winter Citrus Salad with Pistachios and Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

Dessert:
Huckleberry Cobbler with Caramel Ice Cream
Wine pairing: Black Star Farms "A Capella" Riesling Ice Wine 2007 (Michigan)

*Photo from Getty Images