THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY HONOR KING HASSAN II AT WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER
The President and Mrs. Clinton are hosting His Majesty Hassan II King of Morocco, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna at a White House State Dinner on Wednesday, March 15, 1995. The black tie dinner will begin at 7:15 PM with the arrival of His Majesty, His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness at the White House North Portico. Dinner guests will begin to arrive at 7:00 PM.
Guests will be received by the President and Mrs. Clinton, and His Majesty Hassan II King of Morocco, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, and Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna in the Grand Foyer of the White House. Following the receiving line, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort His Majesty, His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness into the State Dining Room.
The tables in the State Dining Room will be set with the Reagan China, gilded flatware and Morgantown crystal on a pastel damask table cloth. The floral center pieces feature red and pink ranunculus, light blue delphinium, purple lisianthus, cream essence roses, osiana roses, lavender phlox and coffee foliage in bamboo containers. The arrangements are complemented by four eleven-inch gold candlesticks with 24-inch cream tapers.
Following the dinner, guests will be entertained by The Modern Jazz Quartet in the East Room. During their 43 years, the Modern Jazz Quartet has recorded 47 albums, their latest, "MJQ and Friends," was released in 1994.
At the conclusion of the entertainment, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort His Majesty Hassan II King of Morocco, H.R.H. Prince Moulay Rachid and H.R.H. Princess Lalla Hasna to the North portico for their departure. Guests will be invited to continue the evening with dancing in the Grand Foyer.
WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER HONORING HIS MAJESTY HASSAN II KING OF MOROCCO Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Tagine with Couscous Gingered Tomato Broth
Lemon Thyme Marinated Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic Sauce
Creamy Polenta, Fresh Asparagus, Layered Eggplant
Baked Goat's Cheese with Arugula, Endive, and Walnut Sauce
Crated Apricot Sherbet with Frozen Date Mousse Orange Sauce Baklava and Rainbow Marzipan
Wines: Oak Knoll Pinot Gris 1993, Oregon
Bealieu "Tapestry" 1990, California Scharffenberger Crement Extra Dry N.V., California
GIFT PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. CLINTON TO HIS MAJESTY HASSAN II KING OF MOROCCO
The official gift for His Majesty Hassan II King of Morocco is a hand-crafted sterling silver cachepot that features an etched border design inspired by a cornice found in the East Room of the White House and etched floral design taken from fireplaces in the Green and Red Rooms of the White House.