Anthony Bourdain is known to dine with various special guests and celebrities -- from Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin to Bill Murray of Le Caddyshack on his show. But on Sunday, the Parts Unknown host had the privilege of slurping noodles with President Barack Obama in Vietnam, and apparently, the leader of the free world pretty skilled with a pair of chopsticks.
That's just one of the new details about his dinner with the president Bourdain shared in a new post to the List App this week, titled "Six True Things About Dinner With Obama." Even for famous dudes like Bourdain, it's not every day that you get to take a sitting president out for some beers and Bun Cha, so it should come as no surprise that he has a few thoughts about the experience to share before the episode airs on CNN sometime in the near future.
Here are a few highlights from the short post:
- "He was among the very few guests on my show who ever asked the camera crew if they got to eat too. And he made a point of taking a picture with all of them when we were done."
- "The reaction among regular people in Hanoi to the fact that the US President chose to eat Bun Cha was beyond all imagining. The effect was unbelievable. People were actually crying the next day, describing to me their shock and their pride, the reactions of their neighbors, to this completely unexpected choice of meal -- and the venue."
- "I believe he enjoyed that beer."
So far, it's unclear exactly when the episode featuring the presidential dinner will air on TV, aside from sometime in September, but it sure as hell sounds like it'll be a great one.