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Golden beet soup, hamachi tartar, and raw and cooked vegetable salad were some of the appetizers being offered.

Peanut butter crumble, a “Heart of Guanaja” chocolate tart and an iced Tahitian vanilla and praline bar were the sweet treats chosen for dessert.

Obama picked up the tab for the meal — which runs $85 per person for the prix fixe menu — for the dozen Republican senators.

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UPDATE (5:20 p.m.): We also hear that one person at the dinner opted for a vegetarian entree off the menu. Is there a plant-only lawmaker among the largely carnivorous crowd?