Xi-Trump summit: What's on the dinner menu?

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Guests at a dinner hosted by US President Donald Trump for Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.
Guests at a dinner hosted by US President Donald Trump for Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.PHOTO: NYTIMES

PALM BEACH, Florida - Donald Trump once said he would get Chinese President Xi Jinping a McDonald's hamburger instead of hosting him to a lavish state dinner if he were the US President.

"I would get him a McDonald's hamburger and say we've got to get down to work because you can't continue to devalue (the Chinese currency)," Trump said in August 2015 on Fox News, as President Barack Obama was preparing to host Xi for a state dinner at the White House the following month.

But on Thursday, April 6, Trump - now the US president - offered the Chinese leader more than a burger, though the meal was not a full-fledged, official state dinner.

Here's the menu released by the White House:

Starter:

Caesar salad, with homemade focaccia croutons, parmigiano-reggiano 

Entree:

- Pan-seared Dover sole with herb-roasted new potatoes, haricots verts and Thumbelina carrots, OR 
- Dry aged prime New York strip steak with whipped potatoes and roasted root vegetables

Dessert:

Chocolate cake with vanilla sauce and dark chocolate sorbet, OR  

Trio of Sorbet (Lemon, Mango, and Raspberry)

Wine:

2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast

2014 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

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