Lavish US state dinner held at White House for Chinese President Xi Jinping

In a rare state dinner at the White House, Chinese President Xi Jinping was guest of honor with his wife Peng Liyuan. Among the 200 guests were technology, media and finance executives.

Maine lobster and Colorado lamb were served at the black-tie state dinner at the White House in Washington for the visiting Chinese president on Friday.

Asian influences were significant throughout the menu, including lychee sorbet. The guest chef, Anita Lo, is a first-generation Chinese-American from Birmingham, Michigan.

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Seated with Obama and Xi at the head table were Apple CEO Tim Cook, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

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Source News: DW