The Obamas Ate Burrata and Croquettes at Estela Last Night

Get ready for endive sales to skyrocket.
Get ready for endive sales to skyrocket. Photo: Estela/Instagram

We all know by now that President Obama has great taste in food, but it’s nonetheless surprising that he and the First Lady chose to have dinner last night at the tiny and acclaimed restaurant Estela on East Houston Street. It’s unclear if partner Thomas Carter got to steer the Obamas toward any particular glass of biodynamic wine, but after yesterday’s “latte salute” debacle, the president was likely looking for a solid drink. Food-wise, it seems as though Ignacio Mattos served the couple fluke carpaccio, endive and walnut salad, cod croquettes, and some burrata. In other words, good choices. Here are some photos from the scene, including one from the restaurant itself with a run-down of what the couple ate.

President Obama is dining beside our apartment. Streets blocked off around Mott & Mulberry on Houston. @estelanyc— GuyHorrocks (@GuyHorrocks) September 25, 2014

You guys Obama is having dinner on Lafayette— Laionela (@_MetallicSkull_) September 24, 2014

Obama in soho and everyone going crazy— ALEX (@AlejandriaNicol) September 25, 2014

Here's a look at the scene inside. The restaurant is regularly pretty cozy, so conditions must have felt even tighter last night.

Here's a closer look at what they ate, with each course crossed off by the kitchen after it was delivered.

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The Obamas Ate Burrata and Croquettes at Estela Last Night