The US President Donald Trump joined North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for a historic dinner on February 27 to meet for a deal on denuclearisation. Billed as a ‘social dinner’ by the White House, the leaders of both the US and North Korea met at the Metropole Hotel, a French establishment. According to a report by CNN, the chefs had a hard time figuring out a menu, keeping in mind that the guest wanted to keep things ‘super simple.’
The dinner was wrapped up pretty quickly, under two hours to be more precise. However, Politico reported that there was a four-course meal. According to a CNN reporter, the dinner was a mix of western dishes that were prepared by the hotel in house chefs. The Korean dishes were made by outside chefs, though he noted that it is not certain if they were Kim’s personal chefs. The menu included items such as chilled shrimp with romaine leaves and a thousand island dressing. That was followed by a grilled sirloin with pear kimchi. For dessert, the leaders were treated to chocolate lava cakes and dried persimmon punch.
Reports mentioned that journalists who are covering the summit were initially sent a menu that listed food items such as spring rolls, grilled cod fish “cha ca,” and shredded mango salad with scallops. That menu was retracted later. The last time Trump visited Vietnam, the menu included shark fin, but it was left off after several people protested online.