Behind the Scenes at the France State Dinner: See the Menu

President François Hollande of France raises a toast with President Barack Obama during the State Dinner on the South Lawn

President Barack Obama raises his glass in a toast with President François Hollande of France during the State Dinner at the White House, Feb. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Update: Read President Obama and President Hollande's remarks in an exchange of toasts at tonight's state dinner.

This evening, the President and Mrs. Obama will host a state dinner in honor of President François Hollande of France. The French State Dinner menu and theme was inspired by the shared history and friendship between the United States and France.  

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford and White House Executive Pastry Chef William Yosses have created a menu that features delicacies from across the United States and celebrates the best of American cuisine. The menu incorporates produce grown by farmers across the country and those grown here at the White House in the White House Kitchen Garden. 

Go behind the scenes in the White House kitchen to see how Chefs Comerford and Yosses prepared for tonight's meal, then check out what's on the menu below. 

Here's what is being served at tonight's dinner:

France State Dinner Menu


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