Obamas at Blue Hill: Michelle Sips Martinis, Barack Goes for Wine


By now you might have heard that our tipster was correct and the Obamas indeed enjoyed a meal at Blue Hill. (Because when youre burning jet fuel to go on a date, you want to pick the environmentally friendly restaurant.) The nod to locavorism wasnt entirely surprising, since Dan Barber told us he cozied up to Michelle at the Time 100 event. We asked his people for the nights menu, but needless to say its a state secret however, the Daily News discovers that Michelle tossed back two martinis! Nice. Thats about four shots of booze and here people thought Hillary was badass for pounding one. Barry, on the other hand, opted for a wine pairing (ironic given how many cocktails have been named after him). Despite all this, Frank Bruni is disappointed they chose such a politically correct restaurant one thats for the brain and the soul, not for the heart, not for the viscera; and on muckraking message board Shameless Restaurants, someone wants to hear that Blue Hill isnt as perfect as it seems. Meanwhile, separate to the dinner, Amanda Hesser is on MObamas case for saying she doesnt miss cooking Mrs. Obama, chides Hesser, missed a great opportunity to get people talking about a crucial yet neglected aspect of the food discussion: cooking. But heck, if you have crowds cheering you on every time you take a bite of Dan Barbers rhubarb, why wouldnt you be okay with other people cooking for you?