Obama Hosts Calderon at State Dinner Tonight
POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 4:17pm
Washington D.C. - The Obama administration is hosting its second state dinner tonight, this time honoring the President of Mexico.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Mrs. Margarita Zavala tonight.
It was their first grand arrival ceremony.
The dinner is in the white house east room.
A guest chef is serving a traditional Mexican cuisine with vegetables from the First Lady's garden.
After dinner, Beyonce and Rodrigo Gabriela will perform on the south lawn under a tent.
200 guests were invited to the dinner.
The last white house dinner honoring Mexico was in 2001.