Thursday, November 19, 2009

To serve a President

I've been waiting for someone to post about this. What exactly did comrade President Hu JinTao serve U.S. President Barack Obama on his first state visit to the People's Republic of China? Jim Boyce, a great blogger writing out of Beijing, reports here on his blog, Grape Wall of China.

Simple dinner. We're learning a more Western style of entertaining foreign heads of state. A dinner of just 4 main courses and a soup. I guarantee you - 20 years ago, it'd have been 40 dishes at least. I'm disappointed with the wines - Great Wall? I've tasted that wine and from what I recall, referring to it as "wine" is being quite optimistic.

Do you know what I'd give to have a seat at that table, with both Presidents? I'd even tolerate a glass of that shit.


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