Michigan Wine Served At White House State Dinner
Chateau Chantal's 2013 ice wine was served at Thursday night's White House state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The dessert wine accompanied maple pecan cake (YUM) with a cocoa nib wafer and butterscotch swirl ice cream.
Chateau Chantal is located on Old Mission Peninsula, north of Traverse City. The Ice Wine is made from grapes frozen on the vine, and then pressed while still frozen.
Chateau Chantal's 2013 ice wine was to be poured with dessert, according to a menu for more than 170 guests that included Alaskan halibut casserole, roasted apricot galette and baby lamb chops. The Northern Michigan dessert wine accompanied maple pecan cake with a cocoa nib wafer and butterscotch swirl ice cream. - Mlive
Justin Trudeau's visit with his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, was the first state dinner for a Canadian prime minister in nearly two decades. The dinner was meant enhance close ties between the United States and Canada on economic, environmental and defense issues.