Monday, February 23, 2009

From the White House...To your Maison!

Last night President Barack & Mrs O honored the National Governors Association at the White House by hosting their 1st black tie dinner, in the State Room, down on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Michelle chose a strapless star spangled gown, from Peter Soronen's F/W08 collection, accompanied by a multi-strand pearl & crystal necklace by Tom Binns, to wear.

From the White House For Immediate Press Release:
“The White House is the place where our bond as Americans is strengthened,” Desiree Rogers -- White House Social Secretary. “We look forward to welcoming the nation’s governors to celebrate our democratic ideals, our diversity, our shared values and the best of the American spirit.”

Mr. Barack & Mrs. Michelle Obama
The first lady took care of many of the preparations including the dinner menu. Michelle Obama along with White House Chefs Cristeta Comerford and William Yosses previewed the menu in the White House kitchen. The chefs made sure to stress that the menu was full of American ingredients!
{source: Lynn Sweet of Chicago Sun-Times}
Seems as though Michelle plans to open up the White House to the community on occasion starting with a group of culinary students from L’Academie de Cuisine. Six students, top of their class, attended the dinner menu briefing where each course was displayed on Woodrow Wilson State Service China, 1918.

Menu for Governor's Dinner {sounds dang good!}

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

Wagyu Beef and Nantucket Scallops with Glazed Red Carrots, Portobello Mushroom and Creamed Spinach
Wine pairing: Archery Summit Pinot Noir "Estate" 2004 (Oregon)

Winter Citrus Salad with Pistachios and Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

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

For live coverage take a look see:

Loving Mr. & Mrs. President...
PLuSH Empress but call me PE for short!!

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