Israeli celebrity chef Moshe Segev on Tuesday unveiled the elaborate menu he prepared as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara hosted US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania on Monday evening, including an elaborate desert served on a plate made with two leader’s silhouettes.
While the Netanyahu’s could not compete with the elaborate Saudi palaces on the first leg of the Trump trip, they did go for a more sophisticated fare than the beloved well-done steak and ketchup that Trump had in Riyadh.
There was still a nod to Trump’s favorite food in the first course “taste of America” — sliders with rice and kale chips, which in an Israeli twist included ketchup made from beets and aoili mustard on the side.
The food was prepared by Segev, the owner of a number of restaurants in central Israel, most notably his flagship #SegevArt. Segev said the meal was by inspired by “peace, love and gold.”
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For the second course, the diners were treated to a stroll down “the road to peace” — caramelized salmon fillet in a “fine” miso sauce, alongside Segev’s trademark sprout salad, which he told Channel 2 has been tasted by a number of dignitaries and world leaders.
For the main course, which Segev titled “lifting up the world,” dinner guests could choose between beef tenderloin with foie gras and red curry served with creamy mashed potatoes, spinach and spices; or fish fillet with green asparagus, served with corn soup, red chili, mirin and coconut.
For dessert, the two leaders and their wives were served “the big apple” on a plate featuring the silhouettes of Trump and Netanyahu, which included warm chocolate cake with coconut and gold leaf; Israeli “malabi” with berries and coconut shavings; chocolate, coffee and halva flavored pralines; and apple pie with crumbled cinnamon.
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The meal was served with two separate wines from Israel’s well acclaimed Domaine Du Castel winery — the 2013 Grand Vin and the 2015 Blanc de Castel.
On Tuesday, Segev posted a picture of himself on Facebook standing at the dinner table alongside the two couples, as well as the Netanyahu’s eldest son Yair, while describing the day as “one of the most moving days” of my life.
Yesterday was one of the most exciting days of my life and my flagship restaurant SegevArt # in HerzliyaA historic day…
Segev also wrote that he would soon roll out the President’s Menu at #SegevArt, while adding that he would award one lucky person who shared his Facebook post an opportunity to taste the dishes for free at his restaurant.