A #president's dinner at the #White House in Washington DC is a very fine and subtle art. Throughout history American presidents and those rich in State reserve have favored certain foods and served their honored guests with a dish or a spread to make them feel at home – or maybe make them feel impressed.

With Trump serving Sarah Palin a Baked Alaska, many hit out at the obvious nature of the dish. A #baked Alaska is a traditional dessert that has cake topped by a layer of ice cream, which is then drenched in meringue and baked with a torch. Let's get facts straight first.

Not in Alaska

The baked #Alaska wasn't even created in Alaska, and according to history it first was served at Delmonico’s in 1876 – a trendy steakhouse at the time in New York City. It was named after the newly won territory at the time.

More modern dinners have seen less heavy-handed approaches, unless of course you are Donald Trump. At a 2015 presidential dinner for the #Chinese president Xi Jinping, Obama's people cooked a meal that featured elements such as lychee and lemon curd , as well as grilled lamb and shitake mushrooms and noodle rolls.

The baked Alaska that was served to Sarah Palin seemed to have been the first time a meal has been served with simply a idiolect similarity. As in, it was served simply because it shares the same name as its eater.