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What Obama & His Supporters Ate at Tavern Last Night

"I'll have one 'Snickers' bar with with salted peanut caramel and vanilla ice cream, please!" (Photo of Obama at Sony Studios by Joey Maloney/LAist)
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As we know well, President Barack Obama came to Los Angeles yesterday and tied up our traffic, spoke to young campaign enthusiasts at Sony Pictures in Culver City, and then had dinner with his supporters at Tavern in Brentwood. While we know what he said during his speech at Sony, what many are wondering is: What did he eat?Tavern has released the menu from last night's dinner 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

A representative for the restaurant says that the evening "an incredible and intense experience" for chef and owner Suzanne Goin and the whole restaurant's staff. "The planning, anticipation and execution of the evening was nerve-wracking and exciting beyond description. We and our entire staff are just so honored to have been entrusted with such an important evening." Of the dinner itself, Tavern's folks say that the diners "seemed to truly enjoy themselves and their time with the President," noting that Obama "was gracious and generous with his time, going beyond the donors at the dinner and taking time to shake the hand of every staff member at the restaurant."