For their first “date night” since entering the White House in January, the Obamas chose Michel Richard’s Citronelle for an intimate evening.
When asked by L’Hotellerie Restauration in January about hosting the President, Richard was confident he would come — and if not, he would seek him out! Fait accompli.
The French chef, whose restaurant is a Washington, D.C. culinary destination (and one of Conde Nast Traveler’s World’s Best), received the Obamas on Saturday night at his Georgetown restaurant. “Michelle kissed me!” gushed Richard. “She said ‘Michel, I’m Michelle!’ She’s charming.”