November 26th, 2009
09:16 PM ET
13 years ago

On the menu last night: Haute cuisine...and culinary typos?

The devil's in the details, as the White House found at last night's state dinner. The admission of a pair of party-crashers wasn't the only unplanned misstep Wednesday, apparently: The New York Times pointed to a string of typos in the evening's menu. Can you spot the errors below? (Answers after the jump)


–The Riesling was bottled in “Willamette Valley, Oregon” not “Wilamette Valley”; guests were actually offered a “2007 Grenache” (not a “2007 Granache”) and a “Thibaut-Janisson Brut” (not a “Thibaut Janisson Brut”)
–The meal featured “chick peas” (not “chickpeas”)
–The dessert “Gelees” were missing an accent on the final “e”

Filed under: Extra • White House
soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. MC

    This is news because our "news" agencies would rather spend time on saving puppies from bad people and menus at the White House rather than publishing stories asking to explain where the TARP monies went, what the Federal Reserve has been doing with TAXPAYER DOLLARS which our kids and grandkids etc. will have to repay with interest to private banksters.

    November 26, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. MC

    Wouldn't want to bother with real investigative journalism when there are real 'feel good' stories out there.

    November 26, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. Michael

    Compromised? I think you mean comprised. Who's the fool now.

    November 26, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. MinniePearlJam

    Let's clear up this "Chickpea" controversy.

    In Virginia, Maryland, and South Carolina, the word is spelled as a single word. The other 54 states usually recognize it as being two separate words.

    November 26, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. Mark C

    "This is merely that latest in a LONG line of typo and other totally embarrassing and inexcusable administrative goofs of the Obama blah blah blah blah blah..."

    Could you possibly be a bigger imbecile. I seriously doubt Joe Biden wrote the menu. And Dan Quayle was a gigantic moron, which he proved time and time again.

    November 26, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. turk e

    Considering the economy and such...does anybody care that the current administration has such a grand party. So grand, they have to move it outworking on the economyside of the usual place they have state dinners. Maybe they should spend a little more time working on the economy than working on a dinner menue.

    November 26, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  7. Vashamu

    CNN?......this is you reporting this garbage???.....rather Foxy!
    I guess Luo (lol) hasn't gone afterall! trivial,this is low and is way below the standard of reporting we expect of CNN.

    November 26, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    The dessert “Gelees” were missing an accent on the final “e”
    Wrong again!:)


    November 26, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8