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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.

His dining companions included: Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamOvernight Cybersecurity: Retired general picked to head DHS | Graham vows to probe Russian election interference Overnight Tech: Senate probes AT&T Time Warner Merger | Time Warner to stand ground on Trump | Rep. Blackburn has FCC thoughts Overnight Finance: GOP releases spending bill | Dem senator threatens funding | Trump puts new target on businesses MORE (S.C.), John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Cybersecurity: Retired general picked to head DHS | Graham vows to probe Russian election interference Senate holds two-hour Biden lovefest Graham says he'll lead probe of Russian intervention in election MORE (Ariz.), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteDem senator tears up in farewell speech Juan Williams: McConnell won big by blocking Obama Battle brews over Trump’s foreign policy MORE (N.H.), Tom CoburnTom CoburnWill Trump back women’s museum? Don't roll back ban on earmarks Ryan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight MORE (Okla.), Bob CorkerBob CorkerTrump's Cabinet: What jobs are left to fill Petraeus appointment could rankle wary FBI Haley to meet with senators during Washington trip MORE (Tenn.), Dan CoatsDan CoatsTrump's Cabinet: What jobs are left to fill Trump narrows secretary of State field to four finalists 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (Ind.) Richard BurrRichard BurrTop Intel Dem: Congress 'far from consensus' on encryption Trump must be an advocate for the Small Business Administration Dems pledge to fight Sessions nomination MORE (N.C.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mike JohannsMike JohannsTo buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington Republican senator vows to block nominees over ObamaCare co-ops Revisiting insurance regulatory reform in a post-crisis world MORE (Neb.), John HoevenJohn HoevenSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline Dem senator to meet with Trump MORE (N.D.), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonOvernight Regulation: Obama's reg czar under pressure | Fight looms over Trump EPA pick Obama's regulatory czar under pressure to cutoff 'midnight rules' Week ahead: GOP quickly laying groundwork for reg rollback MORE (Wis.), and Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissWyden hammers CIA chief over Senate spying Cruz is a liability Inside Paul Ryan’s brain trust MORE (Ga.).

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?