|A Whtie House place setting for the state dinner in honor of China's president, Hu Jintao. (AP photo)|
The White House released the meat-and-potatoes menu for tonight's state dinner honoring the visiting president of China, Hu Jintao.
Guests will be served a "quintessentially American" meal, including "old fashioned apple pie with vanilla ice cream."
The main course for the third state dinner hosted by the president and Michelle Obama will feature poached Maine lobster, dry-aged rib eye with double stuffed potatoes and creamed spinach.
D’Anjou Pear Salad with Farmstead Goat CheeseFennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic
Poached Maine LobsterOrange Glazed Carrots and Black Trumpet MushroomsDumol Chardonnay “Russian River” 2008
Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp OnionsDouble Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed SpinachQuilceda Creek Cabernet “Columbia Valley” 2005
Old Fashioned Apple Pie withVanilla Ice CreamPoet’s Leap Riesling “Botrytis” 2008
View the state dinner program: