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The Menu From Obama's Presidential Dinner at Daniel

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As reported yesterday, one of the stops on President Obama's whirl-wind money raking tour in New York yesterday was Restaurant Daniel, Daniel Boulud's four star fine dining gem on the Upper East Side. There, Obama took in a projected $2.5 million from donors, mainly Wall Street financial types, who paid $35,800 for the chance to dine and hobnob with the POTUS.

Obama sandwiched the dinner between an appearance at an LGBT event and a showing of the musical "Sister Act" on Broadway. Want to know what they ate? Actually, like Marcus Samuelsson, Boulud served the president lobster salad and braised short ribs, just without the cornbread with honey butter. View the complete menu, wines and all, below, and decide if it was worth the 16,696 percent price hike over a run of the mill meal at Daniel.

Thursday June 23, 2011


Rock Shrimp Spring Rolls with Ginger Soy Dip
Vodka Beet-Cured Hamachi with Horseradish Cream
Crisp Parmesan Basket with Soft Goat Cheese and Fines Herbs
Brochette of Seared Kobe Beef with Pickled Onion and Tartare Sauce
Zucchini Pomponette with Fontina and Tomato Confit
Comté Gougères with Beaufort Béchamel


Maine Lobster Salad with Satur Farms Roasted Beets
Horseradish Cream, Mâche “Nantaise” and Walnut Vinaigrette
Sandhi Santa Barbara Chardonnay, California 2009

Duo of Black Angus Beef
Braised Short Ribs with Young Spinach
Roasted Tenderloin with Stuffed Potato and Hen of the Woods
Copain Anderson Valley Pinot Noir “Tous Ensembles » California 2008

Citrus Marinated Strawberries
Vanilla-Raspberry Gelée, Sablé Breton, Yuzu Sorbet

Chocolates, Madelaienes and Petits Four


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