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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





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 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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