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


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)
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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)

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

Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms

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

Lemon Sorbet
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.

The wine was $399 per bottle.

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  • Insufficiently Sensitive

    Cabernet is a white wine on Quilceda Creek?

  • martha

    Please put a warning that that photograph is not suitable for children to view, as it might give them nightmares.
    Those looked like Wicked Witch of the West eyes

  • Bunni

    OMG, I need eye bleach. What did they put in Hill’s glass?
    At least they didn’t haul out their mad dog 20/20 stash.

  • Mad Hatter

    Please do us all a favor Jim, please don’t show anymore close up pictures of Hillary.

    She looks like a mean bus driver I had in school.

  • Chisum

    Since the republicans are looking for places to cut the budget I think I know where they can start.

  • Pat the First

    The Quilcede wine won some award. There was another WA wine from Walla Walla also served. It is only around $20 per bottle.

  • patman

    Toasting commies.

    It’s come down to this.

  • save us

    Nothing like a little sacrifce by the first couple. The might have had $500 a bottle wine for our guests.

    What did the party cost the little people who stayed home?

    I hope it didn’t take theone’s focus off of creating jobs for all of us who are unemployed.

  • RedBeard

    Chicom Hu should have brought his own wine. Perhaps a nice bottle of Chateau Tiananmen Square.

  • Pat the First

    I live in WA State’s wine country. Believe me . . . $200 bottles of wine aren’t really that unusual. I sure don’t know who buys them, though. $20 seems enough for me.

  • Lisa G in NZ

    America is being ruled, not served.

    DEFUND the partying, wine, and European shopping budgets… pronto.

  • Blue Collar Todd
  • Granny

    I have to tell you, that seems like an extremely heavy menu to me – “buttermilk crisp onions” = French Fried Onion Rings, Double stuffed potatoes are baked potatoes, with the insides scooped out, mashed (usually with cheese) then stuffed back into the shell and baked (usually with more cheese), creamed spinach. . . . . heavy, heavy, heavy! No wonder the “first lady”‘s rear end looks like the back view of the Titanic from a tugboat.

  • proof

    What? They were all out of Two Buck Chuck?

  • Oh Noes!

    That is one evil beo-tch

  • Grimcargo

    Jesus that photo of Hillary. Actually I believe the wrong end was up…

  • srqvet

    Remember, Dear Leader was wounded in the Battle of Châteaubriand. Takes some good wine to deal with the pain.

  • greenfairie

    No dessert? Lame!

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    You all know what the difference is between a $10 wine and a $200 wine? $190 and the suckers that buy it.

  • shibumi

    Strangely enough, I don’t mind this. I mean, technically, it’s being used at a state dinner, as opposed to an official Obama vacation. So I can kind of give him a pass on this.