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Thai State Dinner Dessert - 1985: Thai Dessert Baskets

Thai State Dinner Dessert - 1985: Thai Dessert Baskets

Date of Work
1985
Medium
Photo
Credit
Collection of Roland Mesnier

Thai State Dinner Dessert - 1985: Thai Dessert Baskets

"Queen Sirikit of Thailand made several visits to the White House over the years, so I had several opportunities to create desserts for her. One memorable visit she was honored at a small black-tie dinner hosted by President and Mrs. Reagan. The dinner, for about thirty, was served on the Reagan china in the President's Dining Room. For dessert, I made pulled-sugar baskets woven in a characteristic Thai shape and filled each one with an assortment of fruit sorbets. This is one of my favorite White House photos because it shows President Reagan digging in with enthusiasm as the queen looks on with a big smile." - Excerpt from "A Sweet World of White House Desserts" by Roland Mesnier.

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