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Argentina State Dinner Dessert - 1999: Frozen Dulce de Leche

Argentina State Dinner Dessert - 1999: Frozen Dulce de Leche

Date of Work
1999
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Collection of Roland Mesnier

Argentina State Dinner Dessert - 1999: Frozen Dulce de Leche

"It took quite a few days of thumbing through books and pamphlets until I spotted a small picture of some graceful tango dancers. That was it. I made a small prototype that I brought to the first lady for approval, explaining that the dessert itself, a frozen dulce de leche served with roasted pineapple, coconut snowballs, and caramel walnuts, would focus on Argentine flavors. She was delighted with the ideas, since it complemented the evening's entertainment: the actor Robert Duvall and his beautiful Argentine wife, Luciana Pedraza, performing a tango!" - Excerpt from "A Sweet World of White House Desserts" by Roland Mesnier.

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