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Obamas’ Lavish Dinner at Stylish $150-a-head Restaurant

Posted by FactReal on October 2, 2011

KING & QUEEN OF THE PROLETARIAT?
Shouldn’t the Obamas be dining at Wal-Mart or Olive Garden? These companies have already succumbed to Michelle Obama’s power and are helping her to impose her food restrictions on all Americans.

No photograph of the Obama’s lavish dinner yet — Where is that AP photographer? Is he still at the Target store? No reports on what the Obamas ate to celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary. (Did Michelle O. forget her own diktat?: We are not supposed to celebrate with food!)

The Obamas return to the White House after a trip to NY for the United Nations General Assembly. Michelle Obama wore a gray checkered dress with her signature style -- the belted, high-waisted, empire-style outfit that pouf out at the bottom. 9/21/2011 (Getty)

The Obamas celebrated their anniversary at one of Washington’s most fashionable and expensive eating establishments. How soon Michelle Obama forgot her frugality…and her diet — look what the restaurant offers:

* Five, seven, and nine-course prix-fixe tasting menu, priced at $120, $135, and $150

* Courses are headed with palate teasers, seafood, meats and game, cheese and desserts.

* Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Eastern Shore Corn

* Olive Oil Poached Tuna with Meyer Lemon and Parsley Salad

* Pan Roasted Veal Sweetbreads with Fried Oysters

* Maryland Crab cakes with Baby Greens and Remoulade

* Polyface Farm 100% Pasture Fed Beef Ribeye

* Country Ham to the Roasted Halibut with Summer Corn Succotash

* Entrees are priced between $28-$41

(How many Americans are enjoying these delicacies these days.)

UK Daily Mail
It’s been almost 20 years since Barack and Michelle Obama tied the knot – and they last night celebrated in style at a $150-a-head restaurant.

The U.S. President and First Lady visited Restaurant Eve, in Alexandria, Virginia – located just seven miles southwest from the White House.

The Obama couple married on October 3, 1992, in Chicago, so their actual 19th wedding anniversary is tomorrow…

Restaurant Eve has two ‘dining experiences’. One is the 34-seat ‘Chef’s Tasting Room’ with prix-fixe tasting menus costing up to $150.

Mr Armstrong’s signature dishes include the heirloom tomato tart with garden basil and butter poached Maine lobster with Eastern Shore corn.

It also has ‘The Bistro’, featuring main courses priced up to $41 and a prix-fixe three course menu on Friday and Saturday nights for $65.

Desserts include the gianduja French toast and apple doughnuts.

GIVING BACK TO HER…FRIENDS
The chef is friends with Michelle Obama and has worked for her “Eat-What-I-Say” crusade. In 2010, he advised Michelle Obama and her Let’s Move! staff for the Chefs Move to Schools initiative. Surely, the chef is happy with all the free publicity his restaurant is receiving after the Obamas’ visit. What will he do with all that excess profit?

Chef Armstrong in front of Restaurant Eve that offers Butter Poached Maine Lobsters, Olive Oil Poached Tuna, and Fried Oysters. He is Michelle Obama's pal and has worked for her anti-fat crusade. (NYT)

The restaurant pretentiously describes its menu:
Restaurant Eve offers a sophisticated bar, and two distinct dining experiences, “The Chef’s Tasting Room” and “The Bistro.”

The 34-seat Chef’s Tasting Room is Chef Armstrong’s culinary showcase. Here, Armstrong features a five, seven, and nine-course prix-fixe tasting menu, priced at $120, $135, and $150 respectively. The courses are headed: Creation (palate teasers), Ocean (seafood), Earth & Sky (meats and game), Age (cheese) and Eden (desserts). The Tasting Room menu changes daily as there are many farmers markets in the area. Keeping true to the SEASON, if it be summer, highlights include Heirloom Tomato Tart with Garden Basil grown from the restaurant’s own organic garden and Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Eastern Shore Corn. Keeping true to the MISSION, the menu features delectable sustainable meat entrées such as The Hogs Head “Banger” and Polyface Farm 100% Pasture Fed Beef Ribeye.

The upscale Bistro and the Lounge are less formal than the Tasting Room. Appetizers include Olive Oil Poached Tuna with Meyer Lemon and Parsley Salad and Maryland Crab cakes with Baby Greens and Remoulade. Entrees range from the hearty Pan Roasted Veal Sweetbreads with Fried Oysters and Country Ham to the Roasted Halibut with Summer Corn Succotash. Entrees are priced between $28-$41.

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