Just 24 hours after President Obama sat down for five-star dinner with the first lady, he was back in another renowned Hawaii restaurant for a luxury meal. He took his family to Nobu, a Japanese restaurant inside the hip Waikiki Parc Hotel where meals cost around $180 per person.
Images showed his motorcade parked outside the stylish eatery as hundreds crowded to get a glimpse of the Commander-in-Chief, Michelle Obama and their two children.
The president first ate at the upmarket restaurant in 2012 on New Year’s Day, enjoying a three-hour meal of butter-poached lobster, roasted duck, and seared foie gras. He has returned every year since. The menu has cold dishes such as King Crab Ceviche and Lobster salad alongside hot options including a $45 Baby Abalone with Light Garlic Sauce and Wagyu steak at $30 per ounce.
But don’t think for a moment that life is all fun, games and fancy eats for your commander-in-chief. No, sir!
Before his meal, on the 14th day of his Christmas vacation, Obama worked out at a gym on the Marine Corps base near his rented vacation home in the small town of Kailua outside Honolulu. He then signed an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea. The penalties target the North’s defense industry and spy service in an attempt to punish Pyongyang for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
Obama’s spokesman said he then called the Democrat’s Senate leader Harry Reid to wish him a speedy recovery. The 75-year-old broke several ribs and facial bones on Thursday when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home. The president then returned to the Marine base for a round of golf at the oceanfront Kaneohe Klipper course with Darrell Harrington and childhood friends Mike Ramos and Bobby Titcomb.
It’s great to be king.
On Thursday night he visited Vintage Cave, where a 15 course, prix fixe meal costs a cool $295 a person, wine pairings add another $130 a head and the total tab often nears $1,000 after taxes and tip.