By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
News just dropped that Marcus Samuelsson, chef (executive chef of C-House in Chicago and others around the country, world) and author of recently published New American Table and a regular participant at the National Restaurant Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will prepare a largely vegetarian menu at tonight’s first state dinner under the Obama White House in honor of India’s prime minister Dr. Manhohan Singh and wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur.
Mrs. Obama worked closely with Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and her team to create a menu that reflects the best of American cuisine, continuing the White House’s commitment to serving fresh, sustainable and regional food, and honors the culinary excellence and flavors that are present in Indian cuisine. Herbs and lettuces are harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.