Just a short post to share with you what I thought was a beautiful dinner at the White House last night. Once in awhile, you have to give them some credit....
Last night, President and Mrs. Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State Dinner at the White House. The theme of the dinner was "Autumn Feast" and I love the colors and the material they chose for the tablecloths and napkins. Although not exactly our idea of Fall colors it was perfect for this time of the year when roses and dahlias still abound. As to the menu, how divine. All my favorites in one dinner, truffles, lobster and lamb! The wines were all American and for comments on the pairings check Dr. Vino, one of the wine blogs I follow. He has written a very interesting article on the protocol followed by the White House on choosing wines for State dinners..
Twenty two of these 100% edible Chinese inspired petit fours were placed on each table at the end of the meal
Roses were the main theme o the centerpieces, a favorite in both China and the United States
The Clinton State china, one of the few things they left behind when they left....
FLOTUS posted this on her Instagram, a first I understand. I guess she too was very pleased.
The guests at the head table for 16:
I guess it pays to spy on the United States,,,,,and then promise you won't do it again,
As to the Pope...he got to meet Bo and Sunny. Given a choice, I would have taken that visit.
All photos Google