During his six years in the presidency, Obama has developed a reputation for his lavish spending. Now, a celebrity chef is breaking his silence about the menu that cost Obama, and therefore us, $30,800 for just one night.
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson hosted Barack and Michelle Obama at his restaurant in Harlem as part of a dinner party for 50 people. According to the Independent, the party cost a staggering $30,800 a plate, and Obama was all too happy to spend our tax dollars on it.
Samuelsson posted the menu online the next day. Here’s what Obama spent your tax dollars on:
Cornbread, with honey butter
Lobster salad with asparagus, peas, hot biscuit
A glass of Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008, Finger Lakes, New York
Braised Short Ribs, honey-glazed chokes, spring onions and red wine reduction
A glass of Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009, Napa Valley
Chocolate Cake with rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert
Sweet Potato Doughnuts with cinnamon and brown sugar