Sacrifice Is For the Little People… Obama White House Serves $399 Bottles of Wine at State Dinner

Cheers.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raises her glass for a toast during a State Dinner in honor of China’s President Hu Jintao at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Jim Young POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Via Sondrak

Sacrifice is for the little people.
It may be the worst recession since the Great Depression but that doesn’t mean everyone is suffering.
The Obama Administration went all out last night at their State Dinner for Communist China.
Here’s the menu:

White House State Dinner Menu For President Hu Jintao (full menu)

First
D’Anjou Pear with Farmstead Goat Cheese
Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic

Second
Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Wine: DuMol Chardonnay “Russian River” 2008 (California)

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Lemon Sorbet
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Main
Dry Aged Rib Eye with Buttermilk Crisp Onions
Double Stuffed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach

Wine: Quilceda Creek Cabernet “Columbia Valley” 2005 (Washington State)

That wasn’t Mad Dog 20/20 they were serving.
The Quilceda Creek Cabernet goes for $199 a bottle.
Hat Tip Taqiyyotomist

Sacrifice is for the little people.

UPDATE:
The wine was $399 per bottle.

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