On Friday, President Obama will host an elaborate State Dinner at the White House for five Nordic leaders. The prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the the president of Finland will attend.
White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford created a menu of Scandinavian delicacies and American favorites for the 12th official state visit of the Obama presidency.
Demi Lovato will perform for the honored guests.
Canapes of Chicken and Waffles and Aquavit Seafood Cocktail
Tomato Tartare with Cardamom Yogurt, Micro Lettuce and a Citrus Vinaigrette Paired with Grgich Hills Fume Blanc "Estate" 2013
Salt-cured Ahi Tuna with Pickled Young Radish and Watermelon Juniper Granite Paired with Trisaetum Dry Riesling "Estates" 2014
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Hot Kale salad and Thyme Dumplings Paired with RDV "Rendevous" 2010
Caramel Almond Mille-feuille with Vanilla Bean Chantilly and Lingonberry Cream
White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison's also created a handcrafted fishing boat made of gum paste and chocolate surrounded by miniature pastries. The showpiece dessert is meant to celebrate the thriving fishing industry between the U.S. and Nordic countries.