Maine Lobster Served at Presidential Dinner

“Red is very much a symbol of status in China,” says the spokeswoman for the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, so lobster is “likely to be a center-of-the-plate option.”

Lobster from Maine was served at a state dinner on Friday, September 25, 2015, as President Obama dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to an article on

The two were dining together on National Lobster Day, and the second course was a portion of lobster poached in butter and served with leek rice noodle rolls.

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