Since she is the First Lady after all, Secret Service detail showed up at the restaurant at 9:30am to inform the place that Obama would be dining there in a few hours; for her, they freed up a table. For details on the meal, we refer to The AV Club, whose reporter dined at the bar at the same time that Michelle was chowing down at a corner table:
We spoke with chef Michael Anthony after Obama left the restaurant, and he reported that she ate 'a light seasonal meal,' and emphasized a preference for items sourced from nearby. She also told him that her campaign to encourage healthy eating and local food had 'just begun.'
In case you're as curious as we are, here is the lunch menu at Gramercy Tavern, off of which Mrs. Obama ordered. If you get to drooling, we recommend picking up the phone now to make reservations at the restaurant for your next New York visit, even if it's months awaythat's what you gotta do for the prime spot at the place.
· Fanboy Moments: Dining (Kinda) With Michelle Obama [AV Club]
· From New York To Pittsburgh, Obama Meets The World [USA Today]
· First Lady Michelle Obama Lunches At Gramercy Tavern And New Yorkers Actually Get Excited [Obama Foodarama]
· Presidential Travel Coverage [Jaunted]