President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and visitors will dine on Dover sole and summer time squash as U.S. navy bands fill the air with music within the green- and gold-themed Rose Backyard Friday evening — solely the second state dinner of the Trump White Home.

“The primary girl and I are honored to welcome you and Jennifer to the White Home, and we sit up for internet hosting you for a state dinner tonight within the Rose Backyard,” the president instructed Morrison throughout a pomp-filled navy arrival ceremony Friday. “It will likely be fairly one thing.”

In keeping with the primary girl’s workplace, which deliberate the dinner, the colours for the go to are inexperienced and gold, Australia’s nationwide colours. In contrast to state dinners previous, this one is to be held open air, beneath a crisp autumn sky.


State dinner menu

    Dover sole with parsley crisps

The White Home mentioned the night’s efficiency will embody musical teams from the Military, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Drive.

The menu will embody sunchoke ravioli with reggiano cream and shaved summer time greens; Dover sole roasted complete and then fileted and accented with fennel mousseline; and inexperienced and yellow summer time squash blossoms, picked Thursday. The dessert: girl apple tart with calvados ice cream.

For wine, visitors are being served a Spring Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2017 out of the Napa Valley and the Argyle Pinot Noir “Reserve” 2016 from Australia.

The complete visitor record and first girl’s robe particulars will probably be launched firstly of the dinner, the White Home mentioned.

Australian professional golfer Greg Norman, a pal and occasional golf associate of Trump’s, is among the many invited visitors. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is amongst members of Congress who accepted a coveted invitation.

A table is set during a media preview for the state dinner (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A desk is ready throughout a media preview for the state dinner (AP Picture/Alex Brandon)

Lachlan Murdoch, govt chairman and CEO of FOX Corp., may even attend.

Friday’s will probably be simply the second state dinner of Trump’s administration and the primary in additional than a 12 months. By comparability, he is had state visits to Japan and Britain this 12 months, along with different such visits in his first two years in workplace, together with one to Beijing, billed by China as a “state go to, plus.”

As he arrived in Washington on Thursday evening, Morrison mentioned he seemed ahead to celebrating 100 years of “mateship” between the U.S. and Australia.

President Trump speaks as he and first lady Melania Trump welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny Morrison, on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump speaks as he and first girl Melania Trump welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his spouse, Jenny Morrison, on Friday. (AP Picture/Susan Walsh)

“There are lots of bigger, I suppose, extra highly effective mates that America has, however they know that they don’t have a extra positive and steadfast pal than Australia,” he instructed reporters who accompanied him to Washington. “And so I am wanting ahead to spending time with our American mates right here over the subsequent few days and celebrating our large relationship.”

Trump and Morrison will spend a part of Sunday collectively after they tour a brand new, Australian-owned manufacturing facility in Ohio.

Past socializing, the leaders held talks Friday on navy, intelligence and financial points, specializing in the Indo-Pacific area.

The Related Press contributed to this report.