Food: President Obama dines with Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam

(From Great Ideas)

Anthony Bourdain had a very special dinner companion Monday night in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Parts Unknown host—and Real Housewives phobic—grabbed a casual meal with President Obama at Bún chả Hương Liên, a restaurant near the capital city’s old quarter. (Bún chả is a traditional dish from the area that includes grilled pork served in a broth or dipping sauce,with by rice noodles and fresh herbs.).

The sit-down will air on the chef’s CNN show in September when the culinary travel series returns for its eighth season.

Despite the laid-back setting, the scene outside was anything but chill.

When word of the President’s appearance got out, people flocked to catch a glimpse of one of the world’s most famous faces. Many took to social media to share photos from his visit, including Carol Lee, a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, who posted pictures of swarms of people outside the restaurant. Read More

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