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Here’s Mario Batali’s Menu for the Obamas’ Final State Dinner

Tomorrow night, Mario Batali will hit the White House for the Obamas’ last state dinner. The black-tie soiree will be thrown in honor of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, making Batali a natural fit.

He’ll be cooking the meal in collaboration with White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford and executive pastry chef Susan Morrison, and they’ll be cashing in on all the fall flavors. Here, per Eater, is the proposed menu for the evening, along with wine pairings:

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
Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel “East Bench” 2014

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
Here’s Mario Batali’s Menu for the Obamas’ Last State Dinner