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Obama Jumps on the French Train, To Dine at Daniel on the UES

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    NEWSLETTERS

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    President Obama will be dining on the Upper East Side tonight at Daniel Boulud's Daniel. Chef Boulud will be joining the President and Jewish leaders at his uptown French restaurant. And for $15,000 per plate, donors are welcome. While a three-course prix fixe for us regular folk will only set us back $108 (plus $60 with wine pairings), we're dying to know what tonight's diners will be noshing on.

    Mr. President is no stranger to Daniel. Just this past summer, Obama threw a fundraiser dinner there for $35,800 a head. Our commander-in-chief clearly doesn't skimp when it comes to parties. So, what will he eat? While we can't be there to people watch the rich eating course after course ala Boulud, we'll take guesses on what they'll have tonight--check out what we picked out for Mr. Obama and friends.

    APPETIZERS

    Maine Lobster Bisque en Croute
    Artichoke, Chive Oil, Coral Cream

    Tiger Abalone with Smoked Paprika
    Cauliflower Purée, Young Lettuce, Ibérico Ham

    Spinach Raviolini with Scottish Langoustines

    Littleneck Clams, Young Turnips, Riesling Sauce

    MAIN COURSE

    Bacon Wrapper Swordfish
    Spaghetti and Butternut Squash, Confit Cipollini Onion
    Pumpkin Seed Gremolata, Ommegang Beer Jus

    Roasted Veal Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta
    Poached Cheeks with Parsley Pasta
    Crispy sweetbreads with Chanterelles and Crosnes

    Quebec Suckling Pig
    Roasted Chop with Fingerling Potatoes, Leek Salad
    Crispy Belly with Wild Mushroom

    Duo of Beef
    Black Angus Short Ribs with Cauliflower Mousseline
    Seared Wagyu Tenderloin, Oyster Mushroom
    Crispy Potato, Poached Bone Marrow

    DESSERT

    Gianduja Chocolate Crisp
    Praliné Mousse, Milk Chocolate Sorbet

    Kenyan Coffee Ganache
    Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Rice Crispy, Chocolate Sablé, Coffee Ice Cream

    Daniel
    60 East 65th St.
    New York, NY 10065
    212-288-0033

    Tune in to the French Perfection episode of "1st Look" this Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC!