State Dinner dishes at Chicago restaurants?

May 25, 2010 2:22:24 PM PDT
Chicago chef Rick Bayless said he's considering putting some of the state dinner dishes on a tasting menu so people can sample the White House experience.

He spoke with ABC7 about the elaborate meal he prepared last week for the first families of America and Mexico.

For three full days before the event Bayless worked with a team in the White House kitchen. On one of those days, it took him seven hours to prepare his famous Oaxacan black mole that has more than 20 ingredients.

Bayless says the dinner's importance went beyond the menu.

"Sort of an international stage that doesn't just have to do with the food. It has to do with the way the country runs, the way the world runs and to be able to be a little cog in that big wheel was an amazingly important feeling," said Bayless.

Bayless said cooking for the first families was an "amazing experience".


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