Dinner With The President

August 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

On the invitation it says “dinner with President Obama” and the tickets have cost you (or, more likely, someone else) $30,000 each. Except when it comes down to it, you eat in one room, but he eats alone in a different room. You wouldn’t be impressed. Fun from the New York Post:

The big spenders who shelled out $30,400 a head for dinner with President Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour’s house didn’t actually break any bread with him.

After starting Tuesday night at a dinner for 60 high-rolling Democratic supporters hosted by hedge-fund billionaire Marc Lasry, Obama headed to a private room at the Four Seasons to wolf down steak, potatoes and broccoli with two aides before heading to Wintour’s Greenwich Village home.

Obama arrived at the Four Seasons at 5 p.m. Spies said he gave a short speech and schmoozed with 60 attendees, including Lasry and Joan Ganz Cooney, wife of Blackstone Group’s Pete Peterson, and ex-Martha Stewart CEO Sharon Patrick, sitting briefly at each table before dining alone.

For $30,000 if you’re hungry TheEye will happily head off to the pub and leave you alone. You can borrow the barbeque on the patio but please clean up after yourselves, and no feeding the dogs.