Old school dining Obama-style
June 7th, 2011
10:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Old school dining Obama-style

(CNN) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was treated to an old-fashioned Washington experience Monday evening, courtesy of President Obama.

The two ate at 1789 Restaurant in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. They dined for approximately two hours in the six room restaurant decorated with American antiques and period equestrian prints that specializes in local, seasonal flare.

1789 Restaurant takes its name from the year the site was purchased by Archbishop John Carroll, a founding father of Georgetown University. It was also the year Mayor Robert Peter incorporated the village of Georgetown into Washington, D.C.

Merkel will spend Tuesday at the White House, mostly in meetings, before a state dinner Tuesday evening. The German leader arrived in Washington Monday to meet with U.S. officials and receive the Medal of Freedom from Obama.


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  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    and receive the Medal of Freedom from Obama.
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    For what???

    June 7, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  2. Bill

    I guess it was too much effort to google merkel + medal of freedom? Here's what you would have found had you looked before your senseless post:

    Obama said Merkel broke barriers in "becoming the first East German and the first woman to become chancellor of Germany," and praised her as "a trusted global partner and a friend" who leads one of America's closest allies.

    June 7, 2011 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. PALINHOPE

    I bet they didn't eat pork.

    June 7, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I guess it was too much effort to google merkel + medal of freedom? Here's what you would have found had you looked before your senseless post:
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    I guess it was too much to expect CNN to actually report something of value instead of reporting on the restaurant.

    June 7, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Somebody wrote:
    I guess it was too much to expect CNN to actually report something of value instead of reporting on the restaurant.
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    That's old news. The choice of restaurant is current events.

    June 7, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |