Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is due to give his State of the City speech tonight, but the mayor went to Washington, D.C., for dinner last night.

Mayor Johnson can now say he's had the honor of attending a state dinner at the White House.  

The mayor made the Obama's guest list for last night's dinner of 350 people, including French President Francois Hollande. 

Johnson tweeted that his wife, Michelle Rhee, taught him a couple of French phrases en route to the White House and declared, "I'm ready to bust 'em out."

Johnson's staff is confident the mayor will able to make it back to Sacramento for tonight's address despite poor weather back east.