When Obama ate alone at fund-raiser dinner
New York: While Democratic supporters shelled out a whopping 30,400 dollars per head to eat with US President Barack Obama at a fund-raising dinner, they didn’t really get to break any bread with him.
Sixty high-rolling Democratic supporters attended the dinner with the President at the Four Seasons restaurant and at Anna Wintour`s house.
However, 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.
"One table wanted to talk about politics, but a lot of people wanted to talk about stimulating jobs in the fashion industry," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying.
"Obama was interested in what they had to say, talked about fashion and mentioned his suit designer in Chicago." Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett trailed the president throughout the evening.
"She sat at all the tables and took copius notes on what they were saying," added the source.