Backstage at San Francisco Opera > July 2012 > Menu from Dinner Given During President Nixon's Visit to Peking, China, 02/25/1972
Menu from Dinner Given During President Nixon's Visit to Peking, China, 02/25/1972
We came across the orginal banquet menu from Nixon's visit to China on the National Archives site. It seems pretty standard fare, except for the Shark Fin soup, yikes! The New York Times ran an interesting article back 2011 on the menu when The Met recreated the dinner for their patrons, you can check it out here.
[A couple of candid shots of Nixon with Chou En-Lai from the dinner in 1972. Getty Images]                                                                                                                                     
 


                     










Posted: 7/2/2012 2:46:33 PM by San Francisco Opera
Filed under: 2011-12Season, NixonInChina


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