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Office of the First Lady

For Immediate Release February 9, 1995


The President and Mrs. Clinton are hosting German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at a White House Official Dinner today (Feb. 9).

The black tie dinner will begin at 7:15 p.m. with the arrival of Chancellor Kohl at the South Portico of the White House.

Dinner guests will begin to arrive at 7 p.m. at the East Executive Entrance of the White House. They will be escorted to the East Room for cocktails and will be entertained by the Washington Sangerbund German A Capella Chorus.

Guests will be received by the President and Mrs. Clinton, and Chancellor Kohl in the Grand Foyer of the White House. Following the receiving line, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort Chancellor Kohl into the State Dining Room.

The tables in the State Dining Room will be set with the Reagan China, vermeil flatware and Morgantown Crystal on a damask terra cotta rose and golden table cloth. The floral center pieces feature cream roses, terra cotta roses, red florabunda and vegetated pittosporum in vermeil containers. The center pieces will be surrounded by four, 11-inch classic gold candle sticks with 24-inch cream tapers.

Following the dinner, the guests will be entertained by singer Tony Bennett. Bennett will be accompanied by Ralph Sharon on the piano, Clayton Cameron on the drums and Doug Richeson on the bass.

At the conclusion of the entertainment, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort Chancellor Kohl to the South Portico for his departure. Guests will be invited to continue the evening with dancing in the Grand Foyer.

Following is the menu for the tonight's dinner honoring Chancellor Kohl:

Dinner Menu

Herb roasted pheasant breast with wild mushroom risotto and tomato basil coulis

Pan seared salmon loin with key lime and ginger

Oriental vegetable confetti and rice noodle crisps

Marinated goat's cheese and vegtable terrine with young greens and balsamic dressing

Coffee and roasted hazelnut ice mold Cinnamon sabayon and light chocolate sauce Basket of macaroons


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