The lavish state dinner attended by Mr. Obama’s wealthiest donors, his choice celebrities (Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis Dreyfuss), a few token gheys (Jason Collins and “friend), and his new Republican friends Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, also featured a 2,500 calorie menu that did not feature the carrot sticks and whole grain breads mandated by Mrs. Obama for the peasants.
The menu for the dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande featured a main course of dry-aged ribeye beef served with blue cheese, 12 varieties of potatoes and quail eggs.
The first course was American Osetra caviar, farmed from sturgeon in estuaries in Illinois, followed by a “winter garden salad.”
Dessert was a selection of sweets: a chocolate malted cake that combined bittersweet chocolate from Hawaii and tangerines from Florida, served with vanilla ice cream made in Pennsylvania. Also on the menu were fudge made from Vermont maple syrup, lavender shortbread cookies and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.