President Barack Obama


The Future of Foodservice; How to Meet the POTUS; Seafood DNA Tagged at Your Table; White Truffles Shuffle Menus; Mean-Spirited Reviews Make Chefs Sad

Dining and restaurant news… * Do you want to know the future of foodservice in the U.S. through the next three years? I do, but it’ll cost $3,200 to find out. Instead, I’ll just assume it involves bacon, heirloom vegetables, ice cream, mixology, and offal, just like it has for the last three years. [Sacramento [...]

Chef Watch: José Andrés Gets a Prize; The Obamas’ Favorite Chef; Michael Mina’s New Venture, and More

* José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés) will receive the 2010 grand prize from the Vilcek Foundation, “which annually honors the contributions of foreign-born Americans in the areas of art, culture and science” on April 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. [Washington Post] * Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia (Mia Donna) can cook. No, [...]

Power Tables in Washington, D.C.: Where Politicos Dine Every Day

If so-called gatecrasher couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi wanted to rub elbows with Washington, D.C.’s political elite, they didn’t have to sneak into the White House. CNN recently compiled a compelling list of who lunches where between noon and 2PM on and around the Hill; the Salahis could have simply booked a table at any [...]

The First Couple Celebrates 17 Years at D.C.’s Blue Duck Tavern

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated their 17th anniversary with a local meal at farm-to-table restaurant Blue Duck Tavern this past Saturday night. A hotspot for celebrity sightings, Blue Duck is a magnet for foodies as well. Several weeks ago, Renee Sharrow, who oversees marketing communications for the restaurant, told OpenTable that [...]

Eat Like a President: From Washington, D.C. to Washington Place

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined out in the Big Apple this past weekend. So, where in one of the food capitals of the world did they eat? Blue Hill, naturally. The Obamas are committed to sustainable agriculture as indicated by the new White House kitchen garden, and Dan Barber, chef/co-owner of [...]