Tomorrow night, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the last state dinner under the current administration—in honor of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Cooking for the 500 guests expected on the South Lawn for the event will be the one and only Mario Batali—and the details of his menu featuring "traditional Italian dishes that have been ingrained in American cuisine" remain a closely guarded secret.
"These are some of my favorite people on the whole planet, and they're asking me to cook for the final state dinner of the presidency, and, oh, by the way, it's the Italians who are coming," Batali told the New York Times. "It doesn't get better."
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While the dishes Batali plans on serving the Italian Prime Minister won't be revealed until tomorrow evening, one thing we do know is exactly what Batali plans on wearing to the White House—his signature orange Crocs. After all, why stand on ceremony? And anyway, it's not like he owns other shoes. "It's all I've got," he told the Times.