Korean State Dinner Attendees, Menu and Information

Arrival Ceremony

Today, the President and First Lady host His Excellency Lee
Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea and Mrs. Kim
Yoon-ok, at the White House for a State Visit. This marks the fifth
State or Official Visit of the Obama Administration, after visits by
India in November, 2009, Mexico in May, 2010, China in January,
2011, and Germany in June, 2011.
The President and First Lady invited more than 200 students ages
7 to 16 from the Washington area to help welcome the Korean
delegation at this Arrival Ceremony. Schools in attendance
included Centreville High School of Clifton, VA, Colin Powell
Elementary School of Centreville, VA, Bruce Monroe Elementary
School of Washington, DC, and Braddock Elementary School of
Annandale, VA.
In addition, the Arrival Ceremony marked the largest White
House Tweetup to date — an in-person meet up with people that
engage with the White House through social media. The White
House invited hundreds of @WhiteHouse followers on Twitter
and fans on Facebook to attend the ceremony. Tweetup attendees
shared their experience with their friends and followers using the
hashtag #WHTweetup. Korean and American citizens are active
users of social media and both the Blue House, the Republic of
Korea’s presidential office and residence, and the White House
utilize social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as
mobile technology for public outreach.

State Dinner
The President and Mrs. Obama will host His Excellency
President Lee Myung-bak and Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok for a State
Dinner on the night of October 13th, 2011. The State Dinner
will be held in the East Room of the White House. White
House Executive Chef Cris Comerford and White House
Executive Pastry Chef William Yosses have constructed the
evening’s menu using local ingredients, including produce
grown in the White House Kitchen Garden.
A Fall Harvest Dinner
The Korea State Dinner Menu is a celebration of an early Fall
Harvest. Last week, on October 5, the First Lady and local
students from Tubman and Bancroft Elementary Schools in
Washington, DC worked together to harvest vegetables in the
White House Kitchen Garden as part of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move!
initiative. Vegetables from that harvest are highlighted in this
evening’s dinner and perennial herbs from the garden are used
throughout the meal.
Local Menu Selection
The first course, Butternut Squash Bisque, represents the best
in local, seasonal fare: the dish is light yet robust and features the
scents of fall. It includes squash from the White House Kitchen
Garden and honey from the White House beehive.
The Early Fall Harvest Salad, featuring daikon sheets and masago
rice pearl crispies, is a nod to Korean traditions, and includes
greens from the White House Kitchen Garden.
The main dish features wagyu beef from a Texas ranch, fresh kale
from a DC-area source and squash from the White House Kitchen
The dessert features a classic recipe of chocolate cake layered with
a harmonious blend of Korean and American pears.

Dinner Menu
First Course
Butternut Squash Bisque, Honey Poached Cranberries,
Virginia Cured Ham, Pumpkin Seed Praline, Crème Fraiche
Second Course
Early Fall Harvest Salad on Daikon Sheets,
Masago Rice Pearl Crispies, Rice Wine Vinaigrette
Main Course
Texas Wagyu Beef, Orange-Ginger Fondue,
Sauteed Kale, Roasted Kabocha Squash
Chocolate Malt Devils Food Layers
With Pear and Almond Brittle
An American wine will be paired with each course

Expected Attendees

Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s State Dinner.


His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea

Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok

Mr. Charles C. Adams, Jr., Geneva, Switzerland

Mrs. Vera Risteski-Adams

Ms. Angella Ahn, Performer, Bozeman, MT

Mr. Michael P. Moore

Ms. Lucia Ahn, Performer, New York, NY

Mr. Christiaan P. Ahn

Ms. Maria Ahn, Performer, New York, NY

Ms. Young Joo Rhee, Cliffside Park, NJ

The Honorable Brooke Anderson, Washington, DC

His Excellency Jae Hyun Bae

His Excellency Jaewan Bahk

Secretary-General Ki-moon Ban, Secretary General, United Nations, New York, NY

Mrs. Soon-taek Ban

The Honorable Max Baucus, United States Senator

Ms. Melodee Hanes

The Honorable Howard Berman, United States Representative

Mrs. Janis Berman

Mr. James B. Biden, Merion Station, PA

Mrs. Sara Biden

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States

Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Stephen Warren Bosworth, Medford, MA

Mrs. Christine H Bosworth

The Honorable Ann W. Brown, Washington, DC

Mr. Don Brown

The Honorable William J Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Lisa Carty

The Honorable Dave Camp, United States Representative

Mrs. Nancy Camp

The Honorable Kurt M Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs

The Honorable Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

The Honorable Jay Carney, Press Secretary

Ms. Claire Shipman

The Honorable Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio, TX

Mrs. Erica Lira Castro

Mr. David Chang, New York, NY

Ms. Chung Hi Chang, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

Ms. JuJu Chang, New York, NY

Mr. Neal Shapiro

Mr. John Cho, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. June Jay Cho, San Antonio, TX

His Excellency Guem Nak Choe

His Excellency Joong-Kyung Choi

Mr. Steve Choi, President, Founder and CEO, Korean-American Association, Annandale, VA

Mrs. Leena Prisca Choi

The Honorable Judy Chu, United States Representative

The Honorable Mike Eng, California State Assembly, Sacramento, CA

His Excellency Yungwoo Chun

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State

Mr. Bruce Cohen, New York, NY

Mr. Gabriel Catone

Mr. Jeff Cooper, Edwardsville, IL

Mrs. Francesca Moroney Cooper

Rev Luis Cortes, Jr., Cheltenham, PA

Mrs. Damaris Cortes

Ms. Candy Crowley, Bethesda, MD

Mr. Harry Michael Rosselli, Washington, DC

The Honorable Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor

Mr. James Matthew Hock

The Honorable William Daley, Chief of Staff

Ms. Bernadette  Keller

Mr. D. Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO, UPS, Atlanta, GA

General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mrs. Deanie Dempsey

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, National Security Advisor

Ms. Cathy  Russell, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Shaun L.S. Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Ms. Liza Gilbert

Mr. Blair Effron, New York, NY

Mrs. Cheryl Effron

The Honorable Michael B.G. Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

Ms. Nancy Goodman

Mr. Robert L. Gallucci, PhD, Chicago, IL

Ms. Jennifer Emily Sims, Upperville, VA

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury

Mrs. Carole Geithner

Mr. Sloan Gibson, Charleston, SC

Mrs. Margaret Duncan Gibson

The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Washington, DC

Dr. Douglas Edward Goldman, San Francisco, CA

Mrs. Lisa Goldman

The Honorable Steve Jay Green, Miami Beach, FL

Mrs. Dorothea Green

The Honorable Duck-soo Han, Ambassador to the U.S., Government of the Republic of Korea

Mrs. Ah-Young Choi

The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, United States Senator

Mrs. Elaine Hatch

Mr. William Hite, President’s Export Council, Annapolis, MD

Mrs. Patricia Hite

The Honorable Thomas C. Hubbard, Washington, DC

Mrs. Joan Magnusson Hubbard

Mr. Changsoo Huh, Special Delegation, Republic of Korea

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Mr. Elvin Charity, Chicago, IL

Mr. Henry H Kang, Douglas, MA

Ms. Cassi Bryn Michaelik

The Honorable Sukhee Kang, Mayor, Irvine, CA

Mrs. Joanne Wonhee Kang

The Honorable Mark Keam, VA House of Delegates, Vienna, VA

Mrs. Alex Seong Keam

The Honorable John Kerry, United States Senator

Mr. Fred Khosravi, Mountain View, CA

Mrs. Flora Khosravi

Ms. Christina Kim, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Raymond Meier, New York, NY

His Excellency Dae Ki Kim

Mr. Chang-beom Kim

Mr. David Kim, Entrepreneur, C2 Education, Duluth, GA

Ms. Minjae Yuh

Dr. James Yong Kim, President, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Youn Sook Lim

His Excellency Kwan Jin Kim

His Excellency Sung-hwan Kim

Dr. Tae Hyo Kim

Ms. Billie Jean King, New York, NY

Ms. Llana Kloss

Mr. Robert Thompson King, Ann Arbor, MI

Ms. Kathlene Eugenie King

The Honorable Ron Kirk, USTR

Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Mr. Harold Koh, Washington, DC

Ms. Mary-Christy Fisher

The Honorable Howard Kyongju Koh, Washington, DC

Ms. Claudia Anne Arrigg

Mr. Bon Moo Koo, Chairman of LG

Mr. Chris Korge, Coral Gables, FL

Mr. Andrew Korge

Mr. Peter Kraus, Dallas, TX

Mrs. Lisa Kraus

Mr. Peter Kwon, Washington, DC

Mrs. Jeanie Kwon

The Honorable Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities, Bethesda, MD

Mrs. Elisabeth Leach

Mr. John Lechleiter, Indianapolis, IN

Mrs. Sarah Lechleiter

Dr. Chang-rae Lee, Princeton, NJ

Mrs. Michelle Branca Lee

Ms. Seung Yun Lee, Daughter of Korean President Lee

Mr. Won Lee, Washington, DC

Mrs. Young Ja Lee

The Honorable Sander Levin, United States Representative

Ms. Pamela Marie Cole

Mr. James E. Liguori, Wyoming, DE

Mrs. Stephanie I. Liguori

Mr. Andres W. Lopez, San Juan, PR

Ms. Camelia Garrido

The Honorable Richard Lugar, United States Senator

Ms. Deb Lugar

The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Robert Marshall

Mr. John P. Marttila, Boston, MA

Mrs. Nancy Ellen Marttila

Ms. Linda Mason, Manager, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Belmont, MA

Mr. Roger H Brown, President of Berklee College of Music

The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Mrs. Karin McDonough

Ms. Janelle Monáe, Performer

Mr. Nathaniel Irvin

Mr. Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Mrs. Nicki Mulally

Mr. Scott A. Nathan, Boston, MA

Ms. Laura A. Debonis

Mr. Mark Nichols, Washington, DC

Ms. Jane Siena

The Honorable Thomas Nides, Dep. Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Ms. Virginia Moseley

Mr. Spencer Arthur Overton, Professor of Law, GW Law School, Chevy Chase, MD

Mrs. Leslie Collins Overton

The Honorable Leon E Panetta, Secretary of Defense

Mr. Deven J. Parekh, New York, NY

Mrs. Monika Parekh

Mr. Scott Pelley, Darien, CT

Mrs. Jane Boone Pelley

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, United States Representative

Mr. Paul Pelosi, Jr.

The Honorable David Plouffe, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Ms. Olivia Morgan

Dr. Peter M. Rhee, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Mrs. Emily Rhee

The Honorable Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, New York, NY

Mr. Ian Cameron

Ms. Carla A. Robbins, New York, NY

Mr. Guy B. Gugliotta

Mr. Lee Rosenberg, President, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Nancy Rosenberg

The Honorable Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President, Washington, DC

Ms. Courtney M. Chapin

The Honorable Kathryn Ruemmler, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President

Mr. Danny Russel, Chevy Chase, MD

Mrs. Keiko Abo Russel

Mr. Jin Roy Ryu, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Helen Lho

Ms. Sheryl Kara Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

Ms. Adele Frances Einhorn Sandberg, North Miami Beach, FL

Mrs. Elaine Schuster, Osterville, MA

Gerald Schuster

Mr. Sydney A. Seiler, Director for Korea, NSS, Washington, DC

Mr. Eugene Sepulveda, Austin, TX

Ms. Suzanne Deal Booth

Mr. Paull Shin, Washington State Senator, Lynwood, WA

Mrs. Donna Shin

Mr. Kyung-shik Sohn

Ms. Unmi Song, Skokie, IL

Ms. Unhae U. Song, Washington, DC

Mr. Bobby Stein, Jacksonville, FL

Mrs. Mary C. Stein

The Honorable Kathleen Stephens, Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

William C. Harwood, Emeryville, CA

The Honorable Ann S Stock, Acting Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Mr. Stuart C Stock

Ms. Kathy Surace-Smith, Bellevue, WA

Mr. Brad Smith

Ms. Nancy Helen Sutley, Washington, DC

Mrs. Suzanne Beatrice Sutley, Jackson Heights, NY

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady

General James D. Thurman, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, Department of Defense

Mrs. Delia Lee Thurman

The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Women’s Global Issues, Department of State

The Honorable Philip Louis Verveer

The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Mr. Bob Stallman

Ms. Jai Lee Wong, Executive Director, Women’s Leadership Circles, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Kent Douglas Wong

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