President Obama's Peninsula Dinner Menu

Each course comes with a wine pairing. Both white and red will be served.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, Jun 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 AM PDT
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President Obama's Peninsula Dinner Menu

Pres. Obama eats with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington. The food will be a couple steps above this Thursday night here in the Bay Area

What do you serve when the President of the United States comes to dinner?

A source has revealed to NBC Bay Area the menu for Thursday night's meal in Portola Valley.

The purpose of the 16-hour visit is two-fold.

He has two fundraising events and one policy speech.

President Barack Obama's Air Force One will touch down at Moffett Field Thursday evening.

He will immediately make his way to a reception in Palo Alto, followed by dinner at the Portola Valley home of venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

The following is what is being served at the Khosla home.

First Course:

“Greek” salad:

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Red onions
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Pepper cress
  • Ricotta salata
  • Black olive vinaigrette
  • Za’atar Grissini

House-made California bread basket

  • Olive oil rolls
  • Onion flatbreads
  • Savory madeleines

Wine pairing: Newton Chardonnay, Napa ‘11


Fulton Valley chicken breast saltimbocca, Anson Mills farro verde, La Quercia prosciutto, local artichoke "Chips" and caper jus

Vegetarian option: Baby eggplant with housemade paneer-stuffed curried squash, spiced tomato chutney, naan, raita and heirloom organic pickled carrots

Wine pairing: Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa ‘10

Selection of Petit Desserts

  • Hand-crafted chai chocolate creameux cups
  • Upside-down and stuffed raspberry tartlets
  • Baked vanilla pavlovas with fresh cherries and cream
  • Raspberry, lychee and peach paté de fruit
  • Vanilla panna cotta with canteloupe pearls
  • Assorted French macaroons
  • Raspberry elderflower
  • Salted caramel
  • Cocoa nib Cognac
  • Milk chocolate passionfruit
The cost for that spread? $32,400 per person.
After dinner the president will spend the night in San Jose.
Before he leaves for Southern California on Friday, he is scheduled to deliver a statement touting the benefits of his Affordable Care Act at a San Jose hotel.

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