Friday, December 4, 2009
Crash the 'State Dinner'—at
You won't even have to get all dolled up in a sari or tux, front like you're on the guest list or show up with a camera crew to get into this State Dinner-inspired supper that got a Washington, D.C. couple in hot water.
Marcus Samuelsson created the menu for the infamous first-ever dinner of the Obama White House, and now you too can indulge at C-House, his restaurant at the Affinia Hotel.
The restaurant's Executive Chef Nicole Pederson and Pastry Chef Toni Roberts, who cooked alongside Samuelsson and the White House team, will re-create the Indian American-focused menu for guests on Dec. 9.
It's $54 per person (with an additional $20 for wine pairings), but Tareq and Michaele Salahi are not included.
Here's what you'll eat:
Potato and Eggplant Salad with arugula, onion seed vinaigrette
2008 Modus Operandi, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley California
Red Lentil Soup with apples, fresh cheese
2006 Brooks Winery, "Ara," Willamette Valley Oregon
Green Curry Prawns with caramelized salsify, smoked collard greens and coconut aged basmati
2007 Beckmen Vineyards, Grenache, Santa Ynez California
Pumpkin Pie Tart & Pear Tarte Tatin
NV Thibaut-Janisson, Brut
Reservations strongly recommended.