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Here’s what’s on the menu for the Trump-Xi dinner tonight

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan, during dinner at Mar-a-Lago.Alex Brandon/AP

What do you put on the menu when you’re serving not one, but two high-powered presidents?

President Donald Trump is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida tonight for a high-stakes summit, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade on the agenda.

Though the meetings might get awkward at times — Trump has, of course, been vocally critical of China — at least the two presidents will eat well.

The White House has provided a pool reporter the list of dinner choices for the presidents and their wives.


Here’s what’s on the menu for tonight:

Caesar Salad with homemade focaccia croutons, parmigiano-reggiano

Dinner options:

Pan-seared Dover Sole with champagne sauce

Herb-roasted new potatoes

Haricots verts, Thumbelina Carrots


Dry Aged Prime New York Strip Steak

Whipped Potatoes

Roasted Root Vegetables

Dessert options:

Chocolate cake with vanilla sauce and dark chocolate sorbet


Trio of Sorbet (Lemon, Mango, and Raspberry)

Wine options:

2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast

2014 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.