Friday, October 14, 2011

A Presidential Thank You For The Chefs

President Obama and First Lady Obama summoned their Top Toques to the East Room on Thursday night to introduce them to the more than 200 guests invited to the State Dinner in honor of President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea.

The guests paused after dessert to give Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses a round of applause for the four-course extravaganza. (Above: Yosses is at right. Vice President Joe Biden smiles at left)

The Fall Harvest menu commingled flourishes from traditional Korean cuisine with American favorites; the main course was a Texas Wagyu Beef rib-eye, with an Orange-Ginger Fondue, accompanied by Sauteed Kale and Roasted Kabocha Squash. Click here to read more about the menu, and watch a video filmed in the kitchen during prep. The post has links to all other State Dinner posts.

*Pete Souza photo

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