Filed under: Dining
After 100 days in office President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama took a break by having a date night over the weekend. They ended up Michel Richard's Citronelle, a Georgetown restaurant that serves elegant yet playful French fare including chateaubriand and the famous "egg surprise" which is actually made from scallops. The restaurant also boasts an encyclopedic wine list. The NY Times reports that a special meal was prepared for the Obamas. The couple made it an early night, heading back to the White House to catch a Bulls game.
Citronelle has won many awards and has been dubbed one of the world's most exciting restaurants. it has a sister restaurant, another Citronelle, in Carmel, California as well as Central Michel Richard which is also in Washington DC. Trip Advisor lists Citronelle as the third most popular restaurant in Washington DC and the reviews range from the raves to a small number of pans that say that the restaurant is overhyped and overpriced.