A table is set, during a media preview for the state dinner with President Trump and the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison in the Rose Garden on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Trump, the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, the guests dine on Dover sole and summer squash, as US military bands fill the air with music in the green – and-gold-themed Rose Garden Friday night — only the second state dinner of the Trump White house.
“The first lady and I feel honoured to welcome you and Jennifer in the White house, and we look forward to hosting you for a state night dinner today in the Rose Garden”, the President Morrison said during a pomp-filled military arrival ceremony on Friday. “It will be something.”
After the first lady’s office, the scheduled dinner, the colours for the visit are green and gold, Australia’s national colors. In contrast to state dinners past, this will be held outdoors, under a crisp autumn sky.
THE FIRST LADY, MELANIA TRUMP, PRESENTED TO WHITE HOUSE RESTORATION PROJECTS PRIOR TO THE STATE VISIT
State dinner menu
First, Of Course
Shaved Summer Vegetables
Sole with parsley Chips
Zucchini squash blossoms
Baby garlic rouille
Lady Apple Pie
Calvados Ice Cream
The White house said in the evening, when the performance of musical groups from the army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.
The menu is sunchoke ravioli with cheese cream and shaved summer vegetables, in Dover sole, roasted whole and then fileted and accented with fennel mousseline; and green and yellow summer squash blossoms, Thursday picked up. Dessert: lady Apple tart with calvados ice cream.
For the wine the guests a Spring Mountain Sauvignon Blanc in 2017 from the Napa Valley, and Argyle Pinot Noir “Reserve” in 2016 from Australia will be served.
The full guest list, and first lady dress details will be published at the beginning of the dinner, the White house said.
The Australian Golf professional Greg Norman, a friend and occasional golf partner of the trump suit, is among the invited guests. Republican sen Roy Blunt of Missouri is among the members of the Congress accepted a coveted invitation.
A table is set, during a media preview for the state dinner (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman and CEO of FOX Corp., will also attend.
On Friday, only the second state dinner of trump management and the first in more than a year. By comparison, he had state visits to Japan and the UK this year, in addition to other such visits in his first two years in office, including one in Beijing, billed by China as a “state visit, plus.”
As he arrived in Washington in the night of Friday, Morrison said he was looking forward to the celebration of 100 years of “mateship” between the United States and Australia.
President Trump speaks as he and first lady Melania Trump welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny Morrison, on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
“There are many larger, I suppose, more powerful friends that America has, but you know that you are no longer sure and steadfast friend than Australia,” he said to reporters who accompanied him to Washington. “And so I am happy to spend time with our American friends here in the next few days and celebrate our extraordinary relationship.”
Trump and Morrison together to be a part of Sunday, if you tour a new, Australian-owned production facility in Ohio.
Beyond the socializing, the leader talks Friday on military, intelligence and economic issues, focusing on the Indo-Pacific region.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.