Lobster Bisque and Striped Bass à la President Barack Obama

Photo credit: Kris Smith
Photo credit: Kris Smith

On February 24, 2009, President Barack Obama lunched on lobster bisque and striped bass, along with TV anchors due to report on his “state of the nation” speech.

Very interesting was a brief mention of the Obamas’ “family dinners”:

He cherishes family dinner in the White House, where “thorns and roses” is now the favorite family game. Each family member describes the day’s highlight, or rose, and the day’s worst moment, the thorn. We were told after describing one particularly challenging day at the White House, Malia Obama had this to say to her father the president: “You have a really thorny job.”

(Thank to John King, CNN National Correspondent. Read the rest of the story HERE.)