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Mario Batali's White House Dinner Menu 2016

Mario Batali's Menu For the Obamas' Last State Dinner Is Seriously Epic

Celebrity chef Mario Batali brought his signature dishes to the White House. The Obamas tapped the talk-show host of ABC's The Chew to cater their last state dinner with a gorgeous Italian menu perfectly fit for the first family and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. According to Eater, Mario's four-course meal included a mouthwatering sweet-potato-stuffed agnolotti (stuffed pasta), juicy beef braciola topped with horseradish gremolata, and a green apple crostata, among other sweet treats for dessert.

"If there's one thing that I'm not going to sleep well about tonight, it's only going to be the hot plates," Batali told CNN ahead of his big night in Washington DC. "I think I'll be shaking in my orange Crocs when it's about a half-hour before service." After seeing the dishes served at the big event on Oct. 18, we're convinced the kitchen pro had nothing to worry about. Keep reading to see the full state dinner menu, then check out some of the fun behind-the-scenes photos Mario shared from the White House on his Instagram page.

First Course

  • Sweet Potato Agnolotti With Butter and Sage
  • Patina Vermentino "Santa Ynez" 2015

Salad Course

  • Warm Butternut Squash Salad With Frisee and Pecorino di New York
  • Villa Ragazzi Sangiovese "Napa" 2012

Main Course

  • Beef Braciola Pinwheel With Horseradish Gremolata and Broccoli Rabe
  • (A vegetarian version of this dish will be available)

  • Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel "East Bench" 2014

Dessert

  • Green Apple Crostata With Thyme Caramel and Buttermilk Gelato

Petit Fours Display

  • Sweet Corn Cream and Blackberry Cup
  • Concord Grape Bittersweet Chocolate Leaf
  • Orange Fig Slice
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Tart
  • Tiramisu

Sky hook in the presidential paint !! Wheeeeeeeee!

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Presidential pooches bo and sunny are very cool! #wheeeeeestatedinner

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1400 squash cubes of joy seasoned w fennel pollen and pepper #wheeeeeestatedinner #yumbang

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400 sage leaves 🍃 #yumbang #wheeeeeestatedinner !

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Presidential@Pinwheel braciole to sear ! #yumbang #wheeeeeestatedinner

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The A team in the White House wheeeeeee!!!

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Presidential braciole are almost ready !! #wheeeeeestatedinner #yumbang

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Prepping presidentially! #wheeeeeestatedinner!!!

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The view of the Whitehouse from the state dinner "tent"! #wheeeeeestatedinner

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Shine on you crazy obelisk !!!#freedom!!!

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