It's no surprise that President Obama was in Los Angeles last night. The Los Angeles Times urged West LA residents to "stay home to avoid gridlock," and the presence of secret service agents and LAPD on the streets of Culver City and Brentwood was palpable. The President was in town to attend two fundraisers, one at Sony Studios and a private dinner fundraiser at Tavern, Chef Suzanne Goin's (Lucques, The Hungry Cat, AOC) Brentwood restaurant.
Obama's Arrival at LAX
Photo Credit: LA Times
Tavern: One Hour Prior To Obama's Arrival
So just what does President Obama like to eat? I was lucky enough to get a copy of Tavern's dinner menu custom designed by Goin herself. Turns out -- in the famous words of US Weekly -- Presidential palates are just like ours. Check out the Presidential menu below.
An Evening with President Obama
Crab “ Louie ” with little gems, tomatoes, eggs and russian dressing
Baked torchio with radicchio, wild mushrooms, asparagus and taleggio
Braised beef daube with carrot purée, tomato confit and tapenade
Three cheeses with griddled tavern toasts
“Snickers” bar with salted peanut caramel and vanilla ice cream