THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady
THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. CLINTON HONOR HIS EXCELLENCY CONSTANTINE STEPHANOPOLOUS PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC AT A WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER
The President and Mrs. Clinton are hosting His Excellency President Constantine Stephanopolous at a White House State Dinner on Thursday May 9, 1996. The black tie dinner will begin at 7:15 PM with the arrival of President Stephanopolous 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 President Stephanopolous in the Cross Hall of the White House. Following the receiving line, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort President Stephanopolous into the East Room for dinner.
The tables in the East Room will be set with the gold Eisenhower Base Plates with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner plates used for service, gold flatware from the White House's Vermeil collection, and Morgantown crystal on a gold silk table cloth. The floral center pieces feature gold roses, cream roses, blue delphinium, lisianthus and lemon leaves in containers from the Vermeil collection. The arrangements are complemented by four fifteen-inch classic gold vermeil candlesticks with 24-inch gold tapers and four gold votives.
Following the dinner, guests will be entertained in the Rose Garden by the National Dance Institute (NDI). The National Dance Institute was founded in 1976 by New York City Ballet dancer, Jacques d'Amboise with the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and to motivate them. NDI is now one of the nation's largest arts education organizations. For the performance on Thursday evening, NDI will bring together dancers ages 9 - 15 from New York, New Jersey, The District of Columbia and North Carolina. President Clinton first saw the NDI dancers perform in December 1995 during the Kennedy Center Honors where Mr. d'Amboise was a recipient of the 1995 honors.
At the conclusion of the entertainment, the President and Mrs. Clinton will escort President Stephanopolous to the North Portico for their departure. Guests will be invited to continue the evening with dancing in the Grand Foyer.
### NOTE: Menu, gift information and
list of NDI dancers are attached.
MAY 9, 1996
STATE DINNER MENU
WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER HONORING HIS EXCELLENCY CONSTANTINE STEPHANOPOLOUS PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC Roasted Tomato with Smoked Basil Shrimp Fava Beans and Eggplant Salad Potato Garlic Sauce Grilled Lamb Tenderloin with Spinach Orzo Spicy Olive Slivers and Crispy Beets Yellow Pepper Reduction
Marinated Young Greens with Warm Kefalotiri Cheese and Baked Figs
Oranges Saffron Dressing Lemon Honey Marbleized Dome Black Raspberry Sauce with Seasonal Fruit Baklava, Pinenut Macaroons and Kourabiedes
Lolonis Chardonnay "Reserve" 1994, Mendocino, California Topolos Zinfandel "Pier Heights" 1994, Sonoma, California Pindar Brut "Long Island" 1989, Peconic, New York
MAY 9, 1996
GIFT PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT CONSTANTINE STEPHANOPOLOUS
The official gift for President Stephanopolous from President Clinton 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 an etched floral design taken from the fireplaces in the Green and Red Rooms of the White House. The flower in the center is a dogwood blossom, a tree common to President Clinton's home state of Arkansas. The Presidential Seal is engraved on the bottom of the piece.
NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE DANCERS:
Jed Bernstein, Brooklyn, NY
Marcus Y. Braham, Brooklyn, NY
India J. Branch, New York, NY
Pascale Cardozo, Flushing, NY
Nathan Chin, Brooklyn, NY
Jessi Colon, Brooklyn, NY
Charles Cuthbert-Johnson, New York, NY
Emily Doubilet, New York, NY
Gillian Farrell, New York, NY
Alexandra Fribourg, New York, NY
Erika Garcy, New York, NY
Nina Marta Glinski, Brooklyn, NY
Isaac Grody-Patinkin, New York, NY
Neptune Pringle III, Jersey City, NJ
Nancy Ling, Brooklyn, NY
Alice Ng, New York, NY
Cassidy Payne Noblett, Roxboro, NC
Stewart Boblett, Roxboro, NC
Aaron Pisano, Flushing, NY
Octavia Powell, Brookly, NY
Alexandra Rosen, New York, NY
Anthony Rue II, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Salz, Pamona, NY
Yaniv Schulman, New York, NY
Jamie Staton, Washington, DC
Viva Max Stefanishin, New York, NY
Jovita Tolbert, Suitland, MD
Stephen Tuohy, Kew Garden Hills, NY
Dana Latrice Wilson, Bronx, NY
Jamal Wright, Jersey City, NJ
Jennifer Lyn Yee, New York, NY
Alexandra Yuan, New York, NY
EDITOR'S NOTE: It will be possible to view the dancer's rehearsal and do interviews with the dancers and Jacques d'Amboise during the press preview at 4PM on Thursday, 9/9/96.