TIME: The Right Recipe for a White House State Dinner
By FEIFEI SUN
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Former White House chef Walter Scheib compares pulling off a State Dinner to opening a Broadway show. "There are so many non-culinary components coming into play, from fashion to art to music to glamour," he says. And so, with China's President Hu Jintao in town, it's curtains up for the Obamas. On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will host the Chinese delegation at the White House for a formal State Dinner, just the third such affair of Obama's presidency, and the first to take place entirely in the White House.
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