“Hu” attended the US State Dinner?
More than 225 guests attended a dinner at the White House on Wednesday, honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Who were among the invited guests? And most importantly, what did they eat?
Action star Jackie Chan and pop diva Barbra Streisand topped a guest list including three presidents and political and media elites at a US state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday.
At the request of the Chinese side, the menu for the dinner honoring Hu, after a day of frank talks at the White House, was quintessentially American fare, such as poached Maine lobster and dry-aged rib eye with creamed spinach.
And nothing could be more American than the old fashioned apple pie offered as dessert in a final flourish for a meal washed down with a selection of wines from California and Washington state.
On the list of 225 guests for Obama’s third state dinner were his two predecessors as Democratic presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.