Obama Uses Food Taster In Paris

la fountain de mars

I thought this was only supposed to happen if Hillary became the Vice President:

A US “taster” tested the food being dished up to President Barack Obama at a dinner in a French restaurant, a waiter said on Sunday.

“They have someone who tastes the dishes,” said waiter Gabriel de Carvalho from the “La Fontaine de Mars” restaurant where Obama and his family turned up for dinner on Saturday night.

“It wasn’t very pleasant for the cooks at first, but the person was very nice and was relaxed, so it all went well,” he said on the Itele news channel.

Thomas Lifson assumed that a Secret Service Agent was assigned to the duty, but I wouldn’t rule out certain sycophantic members of the media, either.

In case your wondering what was on the menu for the first family, (and their tasters), there is actually a blog that chronicles Obama’s eating habits: The Obama Foodorama, From Arugula To Waffles. An archive of Obama Food Art, White House recipes, White House Kitchen Garden info, Ag Policy Commentary & Food Politics, the Folk Foodways of the Obama White House.

Last night, President and First Lady Michelle Obama had dinner with daughter Malia and two other guests at La Fontaine de Mars in Paris. The moderately priced bistro specializes in rustic dishes from France’s southwest region of Bordeaux Perigord and the Basque. Foie gras, duck and cassoulet are on the menu. Restaurant staff told the media that the President chose roast lamb for dinner, while everyone else in the party had beef filets.

TMI, I know.

Via DaveDufour on Twitter.