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Dinner in Honor of Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation

July 12, 2010
Kirsty Gumina

President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and his wife, Svetlana, were the guests of honor at a dinner in San Francisco on June 22 hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, First Lady Maria Shriver, Charlotte Shultz, the state’s chief of protocol, and her husband, former Secretary of State George Shultz.

McCalls was selected to cater the 62-person dinner held at the Shultz’s Russian Hill home. “The sumptuous McCall Associates meal was a clever feast of fine local fare: Russian Hill “Fabergé Egg” with California caviar, tomato and Dungeness crab salad, Harris Ranch fillet of beef, and dessert served with Swanson Vineyards Tardif,” said Catherine Bigelow in her San Francisco Chronicle column.

The kick-off dinner set the stage for a two-day tour that included a visit to Silicon Valley and Stanford University. The President of Russia also sent out his first tweet (via @kremlinrussia_e) during his stay: “Thanks everyone for visiting my Twitter page. I hope to keep your interest.”

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