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The Obamas Celebrate Valerie Jarrett's 57th Birthday With Dinner At DC's Restaurant Nora
Obama Foodorama ^ | November 16, 2013 | Eddie Gehman Kohan

Posted on 11/18/2013 1:59:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

First Couple makes a repeat visit to the nation's first certified organic restaurant... Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama spent 4-1/2 hours on Friday night celebrating close friend and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett's 57th birthday at Restaurant Nora, a hotspot for the power elite that is notable for being America's first certified organic eatery. (Above, with Jarrett in the Blue Room)

First Lady Michelle Obama and an unidentified group of friends also attended the birthday bash for Jarrett, a member of the Obamas' inner circle from Chicago who turned 57 on Thursday.

The intimate dinner was a respite from a long week that saw the President repeatedly voicing his "frustration" over the botched roll-out of Obamacare. He spent Friday huddled in Oval Office meetings with his Senior Advisors before arriving by motorcade at the DuPont Circle restaurant at 6:58 PM in the midst of a rainstorm.

The First Lady wore a black cocktail dress and the President wore a dark suit as they celebrated with Jarrett. They often mark milestones with her; last June they traveled to Chicago to attend the wedding of Jarrett's daughter, held in the backyard of Jarrett's home. She also accompanies the First Family on their summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard.

The White House released no guest list for the dinner party, which was a repeat visit for the First Couple. The President treated Mrs. Obama to a surprise birthday party at Nora in January of 2010, which Jarrett also attended.

Located in an historic converted row house, Nora offers a pricey, eclectic menu starring American, French and Asian-inflected dishes made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Entrees range from $29 to $36, and the wine list is deep. This week's dinner menu {PDF}.

Chef/owner Nora Pouillon has worked on Mrs. Obama's Let's Move! campaign, visiting the White House and attending events in DC with the White House chefs. She has also cooked for Democratic fundraisers. The restaurant was certified organic in 1995, which means that at least 95% of all ingredients must be produced by certified organic farmers, growers and suppliers.

Bill and Hillary Clinton were frequent patrons of Nora during his Presidential administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor were both spotted dining at Nora earlier this week, local media outlets reported.

The President and Mrs. Obama were not seen by the press pool as they departed the White House, arrived at Nora, nor as they departed to return to 1600 Penn at 11:39 PM, with the rain at downpour level.

A crowd of about 15 onlookers had gathered outside the restaurant during Jarrett's party, braving the weather to try to see the Presidential entourage as the dinner concluded. They were held at a distance due to a security perimeter that included street closures.

The visit to Nora was the President's second culinary excursion of the week. On Tuesday, he treated five active-duty service members to lunch at DC's Molly Malone's, an Irish-themed pub.

President Obama had no public events scheduled on Friday after traveling to Cleveland, Ohio for a speech on the economy and to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a Democratic fundraiser on Thursday.

President Obama has no public events scheduled for Saturday. On Sunday, the First Family will attend the Oregon State vs. University of Maryland men’s basketball game in College Park, Maryland, the White House said. Mrs. Obama's brother Craig Robinson is head coach at Oregon State.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: obamacare; valeriejarrett
Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama


[undated] Credit: Pete Souza - White House official photographer

1 posted on 11/18/2013 1:59:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I just threw up in my mouth.


2 posted on 11/18/2013 2:11:48 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Whenever Valjar uses the term “we” when she speaks about public policy or politics, who is she referring to? Who is conspiring with her to screw up our country?


3 posted on 11/18/2013 2:16:02 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obamacare! We are so screwed.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

aw geez. i turn 57 today.
that abt all we have in common.


4 posted on 11/18/2013 2:21:52 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Thebaddog

Soros?


5 posted on 11/18/2013 2:27:59 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I’ll be 60 in January. So I have nothing in common with her.


6 posted on 11/18/2013 2:28:57 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The shadow POTUS calling all the shots is standing on the left.


7 posted on 11/18/2013 2:36:01 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What will happen to her when a coup occurs?


8 posted on 11/18/2013 2:51:20 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
What will happen to her when a coup occurs?

She will support the new leader.

"......Progressives are rigid in their ideology, to be sure, but this rigidity does not extend to their support for leaders. For it follows from the inhumane core of progressivism itself that all men--even "historic" ones--are expendable in the name of the cause, namely history's march into totalitarianism........"

9 posted on 11/18/2013 2:55:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Classy to party while one’s policies are harming Americans./s


10 posted on 11/18/2013 2:58:45 AM PST by RginTN
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To: Donnafrflorida
...that about all we have in common.

My deepest sympathies.

11 posted on 11/18/2013 3:03:08 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Thebaddog

Just like Obama trying to say it is our values as heterosexuals to accept homosexuals, when he hides he is a homosexual and does not speak from a magnaminous heterosexual viewpoint.

This “guy” is a fraud.


12 posted on 11/18/2013 3:33:06 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Certidied organic? This from the same Fda/epa which says you cannot grow your own corn.


13 posted on 11/18/2013 3:34:41 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They eat organic while putting small farmers out of business and stuffing genetically altered food down our throats.


14 posted on 11/18/2013 4:02:47 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: MagnoliaB

15 posted on 11/18/2013 4:07:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cowboy Bob
Think Clara Petacci!!!! I'd buy a front row seat for that one.
16 posted on 11/18/2013 4:25:17 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: lavaroise

We must be protected from us.


17 posted on 11/18/2013 4:29:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
White House denies report Obama team has been negotiating terms with Tehran, didn’t fully coordinate with Israel

… The report,which relied on unnamed senior Israeli officials,said the US team to the secret talks was led by Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Her primary interlocutor,the report said,was the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran,Ali Akbar Salehi. The talks have been taking place in various Gulf states.

18 posted on 11/18/2013 4:30:15 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Thebaddog
"Whenever Valjar uses the term “we” when she speaks about public policy or politics, who is she referring to?"

It is "The Royal We". 'Tiz the King.

19 posted on 11/18/2013 4:32:32 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let me guess.. Jarrett had two chunks of hamburger and a side of mice... Isn’t that what snakes eat?


20 posted on 11/18/2013 4:37:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

I imagine there was a lot more talking and a lot less eating.

A strategy session to buck up the “man who would be king.”


21 posted on 11/18/2013 4:40:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A gathering of the vile..


22 posted on 11/18/2013 5:18:45 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

She will ask if it is a Coupe de Ville..


23 posted on 11/18/2013 5:19:45 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

0bammy’s Rasputin..


24 posted on 11/18/2013 5:20:38 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

I don’t recall a story about President Bush celebrating Doctor Rice’s birthday. Dang one sided media. Although the Bushes probably took her to dinner quietly and didm’t make a big deal about it.


25 posted on 11/18/2013 5:28:43 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Soros for sure is part of “we”, but there are more and I wonder who they are?


26 posted on 11/18/2013 7:38:27 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obamacare! We are so screwed.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How many carbon burning SUVs did these assholes show up in?


27 posted on 11/18/2013 8:54:08 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Thebaddog

Chicago.


28 posted on 11/18/2013 9:02:10 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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