$30,800 Menu at President Obama’s Fundraising Dinner

$30,800 Menu at President Obama’s Fundraising Dinner

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson revealed an interesting fact about President Obama and his recent fundraising dinner. Las week, Samuelsson’s newest restaurant in Harlem, Red Rooster, had Mr. Obama and his lovely wife Michelle Obama as honored guests at a dinner party of 50. After the $30,800-a-plate soiree, the famous chef posted the menu of the fundraising bash on his new site. Here is what it included:

First course

  • Cornbread, with honey butter
  • Lobster salad with asparagus, peas, hot biscuit
  • A glass of Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008, Finger Lakes, New York

Main course

  • Braised Short Ribs, honey-glazed chokes, spring onions and red wine reduction
  • A glass of Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009, Napa Valley


  • Chocolate Cake with rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbet
  • Sweet Potato Doughnuts with cinnamon and brown sugar
  • Ridge Geyersville “Essence” 2007, Sonoma County, California

$30,800 Menu at President Obama’s Fundraising Dinner

According to Samuelsson, the evening was perfect, from the decorations and the band to the guests and, of course, the food. “It was a honor to host the event and to share the food with the president, his team, and all the guests at our restaurant”, the chef said. The fundraiser netted an impressive $1.5 million for the Democratic National Committee, thus marking the opening of the 2012 campaign season.

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