Comparing dinners: What Trump and Obama served Xi on visits to U.S.

When President Barack Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state dinner at the White House in 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump declared he would not do the same if elected.

“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 (U.S. currency),” Trump said during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” at the time.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

But a McDonald’s hamburger was not on the menu last Thursday as Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, dined at Mar-a-Lago with President Trump as part of a summit between the two leaders and top-ranking officials from both countries.

Here’s a look at the dinner menu at Mar-a-Lago Thursday night, along with the state dinner hosted by Obama in 2015 for Xi.

Mar-a-Lago menu, 2017

Caesar Salad with homemade focaccia croutons, parmigiano-reggiano

Entree options:

Pan-seared Dover Sole with champagne sauce, served with herb-roasted new potatoes, haricots verts and thumbelina carrots

Dry aged prime New York strip steak, served with whipped potatoes and 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

White House menu, 2015

Wild mushroom soup with black truffle

Entree options:

Butter poached Maine lobster with spinach, shiitake and leek rice noodle rolls

Grilled cannon of Colorado lamb with garlic fried milk and baby broccoli

Dessert:

Poppyseed bread and butter pudding with Meyer lemon curd lychee sorbet

Wines:

Shaoxing wine (served with soup)

Penner-Ash Viognier “Oregon” 2014 (served with lobster)

Pride Mountain Merlot “Vintner Select” 2012 (served with lamb)

Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec 2011 (served with dessert)

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