Presidential Eats

What President Obama Will Eat at MK for $35,800

Packed house at mk
Packed house at mk Photo: courtesy of Facebook

Forget Next. Tonight, the most expensive restaurant seat in the city will be at mk, where President Obama will be hosting a $35,800-per-person fundraiser. He’s in town to help launch his reelection campaign, and will also be appearing at at Navy Pier and N9Ne Steakhouse. But nothing will be quite as ridiculous as the dinner at mk. So what do you serve to a diner who has spent $35,800 to eat? Instead of a feast of foie gras, truffles, and caviar, Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams will be serving only “sustainably produced food and wine,” including beef from Tallgrass Beef Company and perch from Sweet Water Organics. Don’t have that kind of money hanging around? A the very least, take a look at the full menu below.

Obama to hit Chicago’s Navy Pier, N9NE, MK for fund-raisers: “Are You In,” 2012 slogan [Sun Times]

An Evening with President Obama

hors d’oeurvres

griddled maine lobster sandwiches

sweet water organics farm raised perch, Fish Bar tartar sauce

tallgrass beef tartare, parmigiano-reggiano

2009 qupe cuvee, chardonnay/viognier blend, bien nacido cuvee
santa maria valley
crafted by my friends bob lindquist and jim adelman


maine salmon
black pepper & tarragon demi-cured maine salmon
asparagus, shaved fennel, preserved lemon emulsion

scallops/short ribs
seared maine diver sea scallops
rosemary braised short ribs, parsnip puree, roasted carrots

2007 au bon climat, pinot noir, “la bauge au-dessus”
santa maria valley
handcrafted by my friend jim clendenon

panna cotta
vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb-ginger compots
vanilla sables
What President Obama Will Eat at MK for $35,800