Friday, December 4, 2009

Crash the 'State Dinner'—at White C-House

(Photo: C-House)

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:

1st Course

Potato and Eggplant Salad with arugula, onion seed vinaigrette

2008 Modus Operandi, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley California

2nd Course

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.

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