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Sweet blog special: Menu, guest list for the Sarkozy White House dinner. Elysian Farm Lamb with California wine.

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WASHINGTON--Good evening. Wondering what to whip up for dinner? This blog brings you the tasty menu for Tuesday's White House dinner with Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France. The White House will serve a California wine Dominus "Napa Valley" 2004 (web price for a bottle $109) with Elysian Farm lamb, Heirloom tomato fondue, ragoût of green beans, chanterelles and caramelized shallots and sweet potato casserole.

There is a Barack Obama-Sarkozy connection. Obama met with Sarkozy in his Hart Senate Office building on Sept. 12, 2006, when Sarkozy, then the French Interior Minister, was then a front-running candidate to lead France. For my report LINK

THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2007

MENU FOR THE SOCIAL DINNER IN HONOR OF HIS EXCELLENCY NICOLAS SARKOZY
PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

Maine Lobster Bisque

Vermouth Cream

HDV Chardonnay “Carneros” 2004

Elysian Farm Lamb

with Heirloom Tomato Fondue

Ragoût of Green Beans, Chanterelles

and Caramelized Shallots

Sweet Potato Casserole

Dominus “Napa Valley” 2004

Salad of White and Green Asparagus

Peppercress and Mâche

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

La Fayette’s Legacy

Chandon “Rosé” n/v

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THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2007

GUEST LIST FOR THE

SOCIAL DINNER IN HONOR OF HIS EXCELLENCY

NICOLAS SARKOZY

PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

The Honorable Bernard Accoyer, President of the National Assembly, French Republic







The Honorable Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of the Board, Las Vegas Sands Hotel


Dr. Miriam Adelson, Spouse of Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson










The Honorable Judith Ansley, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Regional Affairs, National Security Council


Mr. Stephen Ansley, Spouse of Mrs. Judith Ansley










Mr. Bruce Benson, President, Benson Mineral Group, Incorporated


Mrs. Marcy Benson, Spouse of Mr. Bruce Benson










Mr. Tom A. Bernstein, President, Chelsea Piers Management, Incorporated







The Honorable James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress


Mrs. Marjorie A. Billington, Spouse of Dr. James H. Billington










The Honorable Roy Blunt, United States Representative (R/Missouri)


Mrs. Abigail Perlman Blunt, Spouse of Congressman Roy Blunt










The Honorable Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of Energy


Mrs. Diane Bodman, Spouse of Secretary Samuel W. Bodman










The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff







The Honorable John B. Breaux, Former United States Senator (D/Louisiana)


Mrs. Lois Breaux, Spouse of Senator John B. Breaux










Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court


Dr. Joanna Breyer, Spouse of Justice Stephen G. Breyer










The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, Chief of Protocol, Department of State


Mr. Eric Brinker, Son of Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker










The Honorable Aaron Broussard, President, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana


Mrs. Karen Broussard, Spouse of Mr. Aaron Broussard










Mr. Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express Company


Mrs. Kathryn Chenault, Spouse of Mr. Kenneth I. Chenault










The Honorable Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States


The Honorable Lynne V. Cheney










Mr. Harlan R. Crow, Chairman and CEO, Crow Holdings


Mrs. Kathy Crow, Spouse of Mr. Harlan R. Crow










Her Excellency Rachida Dati, Minister of Justice, French Republic







Mr. Robert A. Day, Chairman, Trust Company of the West


Mrs. Kelly Day, Spouse of Mr. Robert A. Day










Mr. Xavier de Sarrau, Lawyer, French Republic







Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Former Secretary of State, French Republic







Mr. Joey Durel, City-Parish President, Lafayette, Louisiana Consolidated Government


Mrs. Lynne Durel, Spouse of Mr. Joey Durel










Mr. John P. Ellis, Partner, Kerr Creek Partners


Mrs. Susan R. Smith Ellis, CEO, (Red)










Mrs. Gay Gaines, Former Regent of the Board of Directors of Mount Vernon


Mr. Stanley N. Gaines, Spouse of Mrs. Gay Gaines










The Honorable Edward Gillespie, Counselor to the President, Office of Communications


Mrs. Cathy Gillespie, Spouse of Mr. Edward Gillespie










The Honorable Paul Girod, Member of Parliament, French Republic







The Honorable Louis Giscard D'Estaing, Deputy of Puy-de-Dome, Chairman of the France-United States Friendship Group, French Republic







Mr. Thomas Glavine, Major League Baseball


Mrs. Christine Glavine, Spouse of Mr. Thomas Glavine










Mr. Mark Guzzetta, President, Gemstone Development Corporation


Ms. Leigh Martin, Guest of Mr. Mark Guzzetta










The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, National Security Council


Mrs. Ann Hadley, Spouse of Mr. Stephen J. Hadley










The Honorable John Hager, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia


Mrs. Margaret Hager, Spouse of Mr. John Hager










Mr. Donald Hall, Sr., Chairman of the Board, Hallmark Card Incorporated


Mrs. Adele Hall, Spouse of Mr. Donald Hall, Sr.










Mr. Wayne Hughes, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Public Storage


Ms. Patricia Whitcraft, Guest of Mr. Wayne Hughes










The Honorable Yves Jego, Member of Parliament, French Republic







Mr. Olivier Knox, White House Correspondent, AFP


Dr. Jennifer Lewis, Spouse of Mr. Olivier Knox










Mrs. Doro Bush Koch







His Excellency Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, French Republic







The Honorable Jon Kyl, United States Senator (R/Arizona)


Mrs. Caryll Kyl, Spouse of Senator Jon Kyl










Her Excellency Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Finances, and Employment, French Republic







The Honorable Mary Landrieu, United States Senator (D/Louisiana)


Mr. Frank Snellings, Spouse of Senator Mary Landrieu










The Honorable Edward P. Lazear, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors


Mrs. Vicky Lazear, Spouse of Mr. Edward P. Lazear










The Honorable Howard H. Leach, President, Leach Capital Corporation and Former Ambassador to France


Mrs. Gretchen Leach, Spouse of Mr. Howard H. Leach










Mr. Serge Lemoine, Chairman of the Orsay Museum, French Republic







The Honorable Stuart Levey, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury


Mrs. Annette Levey, Spouse of Mr. Stuart Levey










His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Advisor to the President, French Republic







Mr. Maurice Levy, French President of the French-American Business Council and Chairman CEO, Publicis Groupe







Mr. Henri Loyrette, Chairman of the Louvre Museum, French Republic







The Honorable Kevin Martin, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission


The Honorable Catherine Martin, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for Policy Planning, Office of Communications










The Honorable Nadine Morano, Member of Parliament, French Republic







Mr. Samuel Palmisano, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation


Mrs. Missy Palmisano, Spouse of Mr. Samuel Palmisano










Ms. Laurence Parisot, Chairwoman of the French Business Confederation, French Republic







The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, Department of the Treasury


Mrs. Wendy Paulson, Spouse of Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.










Mr. Robert Pence, Pence Friedel Developers, Incorporated


Mrs. Suzy Pence, Spouse of Mr. Robert Pence










Mr. Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Perot Systems Corporation


Mrs. Sarah Perot, Spouse of Mr. Ross Perot, Jr.










The Honorable Mary E. Peters, Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation


Mr. Travis Matheson, White House Fellow, Department of Transportation and Guest of Secretary Mary E. Peters










Mr. William Plante, White House Correspondent, CBS


Ms. Robin Smith, Spouse of Mr. William Plante










Mr. James C. Rees, Executive Director, Historic Mount Vernon


Ms. Susan Magill, Guest of Mr. James C. Rees










The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Department of State







Mr. Arthur J. Rothkopf, President Emeritus, Lafayette College and Senior Vice-President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Mrs. Barbara Rothkopf, Spouse of Mr. Arthur J. Rothkopf










Mr. Leonard Sands, Founding Partner and Chairman, Alchemy Worldwide


Mrs. Corrine Sands, Spouse of Mr. Leonard Sands










His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic







Mr. Thomas A Saunders III, President and CEO, Ivor & Co. LLC


Mrs. Jordan Saunders, Spouse of Mr. Thomas A Saunders III










Mr. Guy Savoy, Chef, French Republic







Mr. Dick Scarlett III, President and CEO, United Ban Corporation of Wyoming


The Honorable Maggie Scarlett, Spouse of Mr. Dick Scarlett III










Mr. Dwight C. Schar, President and CEO, NVR, Incorporated


Mrs. Martha Schar, Spouse of Mr. Dwight C. Schar










Mr. Harold C. Simmons, Chairman, Valhi Incorporated


Mrs. Annette Simmons, Spouse of Mr. Harold C. Simmons










The Honorable Alan K. Simpson, Former United States Senator (R/Wyoming)


Mrs. Ann S. Simpson, Spouse of Senator Alan K. Simpson










Mr. Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation


Mrs. Diane Smith, Spouse of Mr. Frederick W. Smith










Mr. Dick Spangler, Director, National Gypsum Company


Mrs. Meredith Spangler, Spouse of Mr. Dick Spangler










The Honorable Craig Stapleton, United States Ambassador to France


Mrs. Debbie Stapleton, Spouse of Ambassador Craig Stapleton










Ms. Beatrice Stern, Antiquarian, French Republic







Ms. Virginia Stuller, Co-Chair of the 2007 Marquis de Lafayette Commemoration Committee


Mrs. Sharon Burdick, Guest of Ms. Virginia Stuller










The Honorable Billy Tauzin, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America


Mrs. Cecile Tauzin, Spouse of Mr. Billy Tauzin










His Excellency Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of the French Republic to the United States







Mrs. Jeanne Warner, Spouse of The Honorable John Warner, United States Senator (R/Virginia)







Dr. Kenneth Weinstein, CEO, Hudson Institute


Ms. Amy Kaufmann, Spouse of Dr. Kenneth Weinstein










Mr. Guy Wildenstein, French Republic







Her Excellency Rama Yade, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, French Republic







The Honorable Raul Yanes, Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary


Ms. Sara Hazelwood, Spouse of Mr. Raul Yanes





The Honorable Amy S. Zantzinger, Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary, White House Social Office




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