TODAY | February 11, 2014
>> natalie, good morning to you. president obama 's first state dinner is unforgettable for the couple that crashed the party. the drama around tonight's dinner has more to do with who was initially invited but not going to attend. the white house had to reprint its invitations after french president holland's recent breakup. as of late last night, organizers here at the white house hadn't even decided who would get that coveted seat next to president obama typically reserved for the visiting leader's spouse. on monday, as you see. tonight's dinner will be hosted in a tent on the south lawn , traditionally american menu, caviar from illinois, ribeye beef from colorado, and a salad to honor the first lady's white house garden. mary j. blije performing as well, natalie.