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.
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
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
Gianduja Chocolate Crisp
Praliné Mousse, Milk Chocolate Sorbet
Kenyan Coffee Ganache
Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Rice Crispy, Chocolate Sablé, Coffee Ice Cream
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Tune in to the French Perfection episode of "1st Look" this Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC!