Michelle Obama

Dining with the Stars: Obamas Say Aloha to Alan Wong’s in Honolulu; Clooney Tucks in to Rocco’s Tacos in FL; Lady Gaga at RPM in Chicago + More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined with family friends at Alan Wong’s in Honolulu. [KHON] * Southern food maven Paula Deen breakfasted at Asellina in New York’s Meatpacking District. [NY Post] * Sly Stallone took the ladies in his life to dinner at BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles. [Daily Mail] * Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, and Kate Bosworth were spotted at Cecconi’s in [...]

Cooking for Obama: Red Rooster Harlem Staffer Dishes on Serving the President

If you were anywhere near New York and its food scene Tuesday evening, you were well aware that the most powerful man in the world (No, not Matthew Weiner!) was attending a political fundraiser at Red Rooster Harlem, Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new-ish restaurant uptown. Friend of OpenTable and would-be Top Cheftestant (and former culinary school classmate of [...]

Top Chef D.C. Episode 2: The Proof Is in the Pudding

Welcome to week two of “Top Chef: D.C.” To spice things up, I’ve enlisted Ed Hardy, a professional chef in Manhattan, to watch along with me. Ed has worked for Danny Meyer and Marcus Samuelsson and has auditioned for “Top Chef” twice. [Full disclosure: I attended the French Culinary Institute with Ed and he’s a friend, [...]