If you didn’t receive an invitation to the White House state dinner with French President François Hollande, maybe it’s because someone else was given your seat.
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted this picture Tuesday:
Bone appétit! pic.twitter.com/vuXRoKEnGY
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February 11, 2014
Mary Jo Blige will be entertaining dinner guests in a tent on the South Lawn. The menu was revealed and will feature, according to Politico:
Highlighting food from across the country, menu items include a first course of American Osetra Caviar from Illinois, quail eggs from Pennsylvania and 12 varieties of potatoes from farms in New York, Idaho and California. For the salad course, the White House details a Winter Garden Salad that “pays tribute to The First Lady’s White House Kitchen Garden.”
The main course is a dry-aged rib eye beef from a family-owned farm in Colorado that will be served with Jasper Hill Farm Blue Cheese crisp from Vermont.
Finishing the meal are a selection of sweets. There will be a chocolate malted cake that combines bittersweet chocolate from Hawaii and tangerines from Florida and will be served with vanilla ice cream from Pennsylvania. Additionally, the menu boasts fudge made from Vermont maple syrup, lavender shortbread cookies and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.
This could possibly be the best response from Twitter:
Look at the pic @FLOTUS tweeted. Is that IN YOUR FACE or what? “Let them eat cake & work like dogs while my dogs eat steak & wear diamonds!”
— Foxie News (@FoxieNews) February 11, 2014