Let Them Eat Cake

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Courtesy Newsmax.com on 23-01-2012

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle celebrated the first lady’s 48th birthday Tuesday night by dining at a Washington, D.C., restaurant featuring a hamburger named “The Obama.”

But they passed on the burger and instead both enjoyed a 10-ounce American Wagyu steak with an $81 price tag.

“The Obama” is one of five burgers on BLT Steak’s “Political Burger Board.” It’s an 8-ounce American Kobe burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, burnt tomato ketchup, and scallion mustard. American Kobe beef is from a line of Japanese Wagyu cattle prized for its fat marbling. The burger sells for $28.

The “Bi Partisan” burger, $32, is an 8-ounce burger with Maine lobster, white cheddar cheese, and black truffle buttermilk dressing.

Other burgers include the “Pork Barrel,” “Cuban Missile,” and “BLT Monument.”

The Obamas enjoyed their meal in a private dining room, CNS News reported.

The restaurant’s assistant general manager told the Foodorama blog that Michelle Obama “dines with us quite regularly.”

Other items on the menu include a dozen oysters for $34, a bone-in rib eye steak ($47), sautéed Dover sole ($49), or french fries on the side for $8.

No word if the Obamas washed down the birthday night dinner with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1984 Pomerol, at $1,200.


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