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• Dinner and drinks with Obama

06 May

NEW YORK — Marcus Samuelsson, the celebrity chef who once made the food at New York’s Aquavit famous, recently prepared a meal at the Red Rooster in Harlem for President Barack Obama and a group of friends. One of the wines he choose was also famous, a semi-dry 2008 Riesling from the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard in the Finger Lakes.

Here’s the entire menu, as obtained by Food Republic.

DINNER WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

Cornbread, honey butter
LOBSTER SALAD
asparagus, peas, hot biscuit

• Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008
Finger Lakes, New York

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
honey-glazed chokes, spring onions, red wine reduction

• Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009
Napa Valley, California

CHOCOLATE CAKE
rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

• Ridge Geyersville “Essence” 2007
Sonoma County, California

SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS
cinnamon, brown sugar

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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Restaurant, Wine

 

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