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]