I'm tired of the news. I'm more interested of the details and photos of what and where President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) ate in the controversial close to P2M dinners in the US.
August 2 Dinner at Le Cirque in New York
- New York Post: PGMA's entourage wined and dined at the cost of $20,000 (or about P1M) at Le Cirque Restaurant.
- Worldwide food experts have ranked Le Cirque as among the best restaurants in the world.
- Photos from LeCirque.com
- Report: The group ordered, among others, several bottles of expensive champagne and Caviar.
- Caviar is the processed, salted roe of certain species of fish such as sturgeon (black caviar) and salmon (red caviar).
- Photo from WikiPedia.org
- Inquirer.net: Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said the Malacañang group occupied only two tables and ordered a "set" meal consisting of soup, salad, a main course, drinks and coffee or tea.
- Interested to take a glance of the Le Cirque dinner menu and know the prices of those mentioned by Sec. Remonde? Click here.
- Washington Post article: Presidential entourage had a dinner in a Washington restaurant for $15,000 (more or less P720,000).
- Report quoted: "The group took over one of the restaurant's private rooms and dined on lobster, steak and fine wines; at the conclusion of the meal, an unidentified woman opened a handbag stuffed with cash, counted out bills and paid the $15,000 tab—which included a generous tip."
- August 14 ABS-CBN interview with News Anchor Alex Santos via phone patch: Rep. Danilo Suarez (3rd District, Quezon Province) admitted that he invited PGMA entourage and US servicemen to dinner and paid the $15,000 bill at Bobby Van's.
- Photo from BobbyVans.com
Steaks at Bobby Van's look like this, mmm.
That's all for now. I'm starving. If only my former boss Vittorio is here, he would have elaborated this.