What Obama Will Be Chewing On Tonight at Gotham Bar and Grill

Come hungry, Mister President.

One street that might have some total effing madness traffic today is East 12th, where Gotham Bar and Grill — the host of a lavish Obama dinner — is situated. Chef Alfred Portale tells Grub Street that he's expecting 45 guests, including Caroline Kennedy, the Seinfelds, Susan Sarandon, and, obviously, the president. The menu? A roasted beet salad with fennel, mango, and goat cheese to be followed by a 28-day dry-aged steak, and a dessert of Honeycrisp-apple strudel, chocolate-pecan pie, and cinnamon ice cream. No one wants to know the calories, but the price is $35,800 a head.

Obama's Complete Menu [PDF]