The first lady's office shared a sneak peek of the menu and decor for the Trump's second official state dinner
Rebecca HarringtonSep 20, 2019, 09:26 IST
A table is set with floral arrangements and place settings for the Trump administration's state dinner with Australia on Friday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2019.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
The Trumps are hosting their second official state dinner on Friday for the prime minister of Australia and his wife.
First lady Melania Trump's office shared what will be on the menu and gave press a sneak peek of the decor on Thursday.
The color scheme for the evening is green and gold in a nod to Australia's national flower. White and yellow roses will fill the Rose Garden, where the dinner will take place. The centerpieces alone are made of 2,500 roses.
The menu for the evening features ravioli, summer vegetables, fish, and apple tart.
The first lady's office said the menu "highlights the lush, late summer season across the vast lands of America" and "pays homage to Australia’s special blend of culinary adaptations from its various cultures, not unlike the diverse food traditions of the United States."
The china for the evening will be a mix of the settings from the Clinton and Bush administrations.
Gas lamps will illuminate each table.
The wines for the evening will be a Spring Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from Napa Valley, the Argyle Pinot Noir "Reserve" 2016 from Oregon, and the J Demi-Sec NV from Sonoma. The White House only serves American wines.
Golden champagne grapes (which you can see here on the left) will be on each table, too, "highlighting the richness of each of the countries' wine industries."
The entertainment for the evening will be musical groups from the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.
The first lady's office said it would be the "largest gathering of premier military musicians for a State Dinner at the White House."
The guest list and details on the first lady's gown will be a secret until the dinner starts on Friday night.