President Obama's Peninsula Dinner Menu - NBC Bay Area

President Obama's Peninsula Dinner Menu

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



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    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.