PHOTOS: Inside Chef Bayless’ White House Dinner

See what goes down in the kitchen at an official state dinner.

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Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has released some behind-the-scenes photos of last week's state dinner at the White House for special guest Mexican President Felipe Calderon and celebs like Beyonce, Jay-Z and Eva Longoria Parker. In case you're invite got lost in the mail, the 5-course menu will be available beginning June 8th for a limited time at Topolobampo.
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The White House Garden where Bayless and the staff picked radishes and arugula for the dinner.
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Bayless poses for a picture after 7 hours of preparing his famous Oaxacan black mole
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That's some good looking mole..
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Frontera and White House chefs plating the first course.
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Searing the beef for the third course
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Pan-seared Wagyu beef with black mole, spiraled black bean tamalón and woodgrilled green beans. This was before the jamaica "jewels" and cilantro leaves were added.
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Jicama "salad" with orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cilantro, toasted chile threats, lime air and cilantro.
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Setting up for dessert service in the old State Dining room
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Chocolate-cajeta tart with goat cheese ice cream, toasted homemade marshmallows, Graham cracker crumble and local strawberries.
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Getting ready to plate the Herb Green Ceviche.
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A small sample of the 200 servings of Herb Green Ceviche of Hawaiian Bayless and the White House staff plated.
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The staff from left to right, Brian Enyart (Topolo Chef), Richard James (Frontera Chef), Cris Comerford (White House Chef), Bayless and Bill Yosses (WH Pastry Chef).
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