“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.
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
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
Chocolate cake with vanilla sauce and dark chocolate sorbet
Trio of sorbet (lemon, mango and raspberry)
2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast
2014 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
White House menu, 2015
Wild mushroom soup with black truffle
Butter poached Maine lobster with spinach, shiitake and leek rice noodle rolls
Grilled cannon of Colorado lamb with garlic fried milk and baby broccoli
Poppyseed bread and butter pudding with Meyer lemon curd lychee sorbet
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)