Lamb and Ne-Yo at state dinner

It will be Colorado lamb on the menu and Grammy-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo as the entertainment for Friday’s state dinner. The menu is designed to highlight “American cuisine with nuances of Chinese flavors,” the White House said Thursday.

That translates into wild mushroom soup with black truffle, poached Maine lobster, and grilled cannon of lamb with baby broccoli. Dessert will be poppy seed bread and butter pudding with Meyer lemon curd sorbet. The dinner decor, shown above in a preview, will feature the rose, precious to both East and West.

Associated Press