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White House State Dinners: A Running List of State Dinner Menus


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The details of every state dinner are always picked apart.  In a way, its oddly fascinating to see how sitting presidents, first ladies, and White House staff choose to honor visiting heads of state.  This is intended to be a (non-political) record of these dinners.         

White House state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron (April 24, 2018).  Hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.   

Per Politico  

Goat cheese gateau, tomato jam, buttermilk biscuit crumbles and young variegated lettuces.

Rack of spring lamb and a New Orleans-inspired Carolina gold rice jambalaya.

Nectarine tart dessert infused with White House honey and accompanied by crème fraîche ice cream.

Wines served:  Domaine Serene Chardonnay “Evenstad Reserve” 2015;  Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir “Laurène” 2014;  Schramsberg Demi-Sec “Crémant” 2014

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State Banquet at Buckingham Palace Hosted by Queen Elizabeth II June 3, 2019

First course:

Délice de Flétan en Vapeur (Steamed Halibut Fillet)
Mousseline de Cresson Velouté au Cerfeuil (Watercress Mousse with Parsley)

Main course:

Selle d'Agneau deWindsor Farcie Marigny (Saddle of Windsor Farcie Marigny lamb)
Timbale de Carottes à l'Estragon (Carrot and Tarragon Timbale)
Panaché de Légumes d'Eté (Selection of Summer Vegetables)
Pommes Elizabeth (Elizabeth-style potatoes)
Salade (Salad)


Tarte Sablée Breton aux Fraises (Strawberry tart on a Breton shortbread base)
Crème à la Verveine (Verbena Cream)


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White House State Dinner Honoring Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (September 20, 2019).  Although technically not a state dinner since Queen Elizabeth is the head of state of Australia.  

First Course

Sunchoke Ravioli

Reggiano Cream

Shaved Summer Vegetable

Spring Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Second Course

Dover Sole with Parsley Crisps

Zucchini Squash Blossom

Fennel Mousseline

Baby Garlic Rouille

Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve 2016


Lady Apple Tart

Calvados Ice Cream

J Demi-Sec NV



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