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May 20th, 2010
The Cost of the State Dinner

Not even factoring in the cost of decoration, staffing, security, entertainment, etc...just look at the menu.

A few notable items served carry quite the cost.

While you were munching on your dollar menu, ramen noodle, or Hamburger Helper last night; the State Dinner last night came with quite the stately cost...

MENU:

Jicama with Oranges, Grapefruit, and Pineapple
Citrus Vinaigrette
Ulises Valdez Chardonnay 2007 “Russian River”

Herb Green Ceviche of Hawaiian Opah
Sesame-Cilantro Cracker

Oregon Wagyu Beef in Oaxacan Black Mole
Black Bean Tamalon and Grilled Green Beans
Herrera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 “Selección Rebecca”

Chocolate-Cajeta Tart
Toasted Homemade Marshmallows
Graham Cracker Crumble and Goat Cheese Ice Cream
Mumm Napa “Carlos Santana Brut” N/V

The Break Down:

Ulises Valdez Chardonnay 2007 “ Russian River” - $69.99/Bottle x 300 = $20, 997                              Oregon Wagyu Beef Steaks - $120 x 300 = $36,000
Herrera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 “Selección Rebecca” - $125/Bottle x 300 =  $37,500
Mumm Napa “Carlos Santana Brut” N/V - $54.00 = $16,200

Your Tax Dollars at Work.

 


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