Inside Obama's third state dinner
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao after a press conference in the East Room of the White House.
January 19th, 2011
06:15 PM ET
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Inside Obama's third state dinner

Washington (CNN)-More than 200 diplomats, journalists, government officials and their guests will travel to the White House on Wednesday night as President Obama and the first lady host Chinese President Hu Jintao for an official state dinner, the third of the Obama administration.

Honey and produce from the White House kitchen garden are included on the menu, which features pear salad, poached main lobster, lemon sorbet, dry aged rib eye, and "old fashioned apple pie" with vanilla ice cream. Guests will dine in the Blue Room, Red Room, and State Dining Room for dinner, moving to the East Room for the evening's entertainment.

Click here for a full list of the evening's invited guests.

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  1. OneMoreTime

    Sounds delicious! Wish I could have taken Boehhner's place.

    January 19, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |