Nearing the end of the their 17-day vacation in Hawaii, President Obama and the First Lady had their New Year’s Day dinner at one of the most expensive restaurants in Hawaii – where memberships can run upwards of $500,000.
The Obamas enjoyed a nearly three hour long, 15-course meal that is priced at nearly $300 a head. According to Honolulu Magazine, that doesn’t include the dessert, wine, or tip, and a dinner for two can run $1000 or more.
Vintage Cave’s website describes the restaurant as nothing short of a restaurant for the elite of America.
At Vintage Cave Honolulu, one can enjoy exceptional food and wine at the hands of gifted masters of the culinary arts. ‘Chef’s recommendation’ commands a gravitas guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palate. Seasoned sommelier’s [sic] conduct the process of pairing wine and food with true finesse and style. Secure in the natural embrace of the cave-like environment, guests are encouraged to relax, ‘hit reset’ and escape the ordinary.”
A lot of people took to Twitter to show their distaste with the Obamas’ dining choice – a restaurant with a membership fee that would take most working Americans more than a decade to earn. Many equated it to royalty:
@ZekeJMiller It is mind-blowing how any American can fail to realize the Royal Obama’s have NOTHING in common with the general public.
— David Dombrowsky (@ddombrowsky) January 2, 2015
@ZekeJMiller Sounds exactly like a place a King would dine at. @tarheeltroll
— William Paxton (@Truthseer1961) January 2, 2015
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the President forking out $1,000 for a fancy meal, if he is paying for it on his own dime.
Gee, Tom and Dick Spinner are all OVER the Palin/dog article, but have no comment on their King’s dalliances on their dime?
Under Obama our AVERAGE household income has dropped from over $53,200/year to about $52,000.
Even so, it would take 10 years for the average American family to afford the membership fee to where the Obama’s dined.
What a tin ear Obama has.
But, in ”trouble?
Obama’s supporters are those low-information folks who don’t even realize what he did.
Would still like to know if anyone has the information about how often the Obama’s went to Hawaii for Christmas before it was on the taxpayer nickel.
@Bill: Obama’s never held a private sector job (except to give away Ice Cream as a teen to his Choom buddies), so, whenever he travels to HI is is always on the taxpayers’ dime.
Never. On top of that, it seems that Obama never returned to Hawaii, even to visit his grandmother, until she took ill and he visited her after he had completed some important campaign stops. One he left the Island, he never looked back, not even to the “typical white woman” who raised him.
My guess is they rarely went to Hawaii for vacation before Obama became president. If they went on a regular basis, you would certainly hear the braggarts speak of knowing the Obamas, etc. beforehand – especially in the Hawaii press. You don’t see/hear any of that kind of talk at all.
Can you imagine the media reports if Bush, or any republican for that matter, did something like this?