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California wine to be served at White House

By Josh Richman
Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 5:11 pm in Obama presidency.

The White House has just issued its menu and program for tomorrow’s state dinner with French President Francois Hollande, and it features a North Bay winner.

Among the wines to be served at the dinner will be a 2011 “La Proportion Doree” (“The Golden Ratio”), a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes from Sonoma County produced by St. Helena-based Morlet Family Vineyards.

Per the vineyard’s website, co-owner Luc Morlet “represents the fourth generation of a French winemaking family” from Avenay-Val d’Or in the Champagne-Ardenne region of northeastern France.

The dinner will be followed by a performance by R&B legend Mary J. Blige. See the whole menu, after the jump…

First Course
American Osetra Caviar
Fingerling Potato Velouté, Quail Eggs, Crisped Chive Potatoes

Second Course
“The Winter Garden Salad”
Petite Mixed Radish, Baby Carrots, Merlot Lettuce
Red Wine Vinaigrette

Main Course
Dry-aged Rib Eye Beef
Jasper Hill Farm Blue Cheese, Charred Shallots, Oyster
Mushrooms, Braised Chard

Dessert
Hawaiian Chocolate-Malted Ganache
Vanilla Ice Cream and Tangerines

Wine
Morlet “La Proportion Doree” 2011 (Napa Valley)
Chester – Kidder Red Blend 2009 (Columbia Valley, Wash.)
Thibaut-Jannison “Blanc de Chardonnay” (Monticello, Va.)

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  • http://bit.ly/Swalwell2014 DanvilleDemocrat

    No foie gras?

    Quelle faux pas!