Washington: US First Lady Jill Biden hosted a media preview ahead of Thursday’s State Dinner as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to India. Speaking to the press, he said: “Tomorrow evening guests will walk through the pavilion onto the South Lawn. The pavilion is decorated with green and saffron flowers, which are the colors of the Indian flag.
Guest chef Nina Curtis prepared the menu for the state dinner in collaboration with First Lady Jill Biden and White House Executive Chef Chris Comerford, White House Executive Pastry Chef Susie Morrison. Chef Nina Curtis is a Sacramento, CA-based culinary artist known for her exceptional skills and creativity in plant-based cooking. Chef Curtis brings over two decades of experience in key positions and roles such as Culinary Director and Executive Chef.
First Lady Joe Biden cooked this special dish for PM Modi
White House Social Secretary Carlos Elizondo said the theme for the state dinner was inspired by the peacock, India’s national bird. Inspired by Prime Minister Modi’s call to promote millet, the First Lady included millet-based dishes at the state dinner held in her honor.
The first course of the state dinner included a salad of pickled millet and grilled corn kernels, compressed watermelon and tangy avocado sauce. Main courses include stuffed portobello mushrooms and creamy saffron risotto. Also included are Roasted Sea Bass with Sumac, Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce, Crunchy Millet Cakes, and Summer Squash. Dessert includes strawberry shortcake with rose and cardamom.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington on Wednesday on the second leg of his first state visit to America. During it, he will hold bilateral talks with President Joe Biden and address a joint session of the US Congress. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi led a historic event held at the UN headquarters in New York to mark the 9th International Day of Yoga, attended by UN officials, diplomats and eminent personalities.
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FIRST POST: June 22, 2023, 07:46 HST