The White House State Dinner: The Menu

by Chiara Atik · May 19, 2010

Rick Bayless has just announced his menu for tonight's state dinner honoring Mexico. What President Obama and President Calderon expect to dine on this evening?-

Bayless worked with Mrs.Obama to prepare a menu that both reflected the best of American cuisine while honoring the culinary excellence and flavors of Mexican cuisine.  Here's what they came up with:

Jicama with Oranges, Grapefruit and Pineapple with Citrus Vinaigrette, served with Ulises Valdez Chardonnay 2007 "Russian River"

Herb Green Ceviche of Hawaiian Opah with a sesame-cilantro cracker

Oregon Wagyu Beef in Oazacan Black Mole, with Black Bean Tamalon and Grilled Green Beans, served with Herrera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 "Seleccion Rebecca"

Chocolate-Cajeta Tart with toasted homemade marshmallows, Graham Cracker Crumblr and Goat Cheese Ice Cream, served with Mumm Napa "Carlos Santana Brut"

All the herbs, radishes and lettuces used in preparing the dinner were harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.