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Bobby Flay: Cooking for Obama, Chinese president was 'a great honor'

June 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM ET

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay cooked up dinner for not one, but two, global superpowers recently.

Flay prepared dishes for President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping when the two leaders met late last week in California.

“It was a great honor. It was really amazing,” Flay told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Tuesday.

Chef Bobby Flay is introduced at the conclusion of a working dinner between President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic o...
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Chef Bobby Flay is introduced at the conclusion of the working dinner between President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on June 7.

The menu included Porterhouse steak, lobster tamales and individual cherry pies.

“That’s me saying, ‘How do you guys want your steaks cooked?’” Flay joked, explaining a photo of him speaking with the dignitaries during their meal Friday.

Flay's dinner menu.
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Flay's dinner menu.

The meal was held in the dining room of Sunnylands, the sprawling Rancho Mirage, Calif., estate where the two leaders met.

Watch the chef discuss the dinner, below, and also show off some delicious corn-grilling.


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