A delicious vegan menu will be provided to
the United States' first-lady during her trip to Brazil with Barack Obama.
The couple arrives in the country's capital Brasilia on March 19th and on
the welcome lunch, Michelle Obama will eat some vegan-brazilian style food
prepared by a famous local chef.
According to the minister of external
relations Tovar da Silva, Michelle is vegetarian and her diet choice made
Brazilian government to offer also vegan options during the lunch. He says
it was not required by Michelle or by the US Embassy to offer the
complementary vegan menu.
The chef is preparing a vegan feijoada (black
beans and smoked tofu), palm spaghetti, brown rice, among other options. For
dessert, there will be served a delicious cupuaçu (Amazon fruit) ice cream. Lots of
fresh juice made from natural fruits such as mango, passion fruit and
carambola, and Brazilian high quality wine will also be served.
Obama comes to Brazil with other 200 people,
including American entrepreneurs and politicians. If there is any vegetarian
among the guests, they will eat the same vegan menu.
For those who are not vegetarians, Brazilian
government will serve country's typical steak, baião-de-dois (a dish made
with pork meat, beans, bacon, rice and cheese).
President Obama is expected to departure from
Brazil on the 21st, when he heads to a 1-day meeting in Chile.