Dear President and Mrs. Obama,
Thank you so much for bestowing upon us the honor of cooking the last state dinner of your administration at the White House on October 18th. It was truly a privilege and a pleasure to work with your fantastic crew led by Chef Chris, Chef Susie and Chef Tommy and we continue to be delighted by our memories of the remarkable hospitality in the White House.
At every single turn, in every single corner, and for every second of our precious time planning with Pany and her team in the First Lady’s Office; tasting with the First Lady herself and her fabulous team of tasters; cooking the actual meal; meeting, greeting and hugging you two and Prime Minister Renzi and Mrs Landinin. The entire surreal experience was a dream come true and perhaps our proudest moments ever as chefs.
We were the lucky few on our team, but each and every member of our B&B Hospitality Group and Eataly teams were there sharing the experience with us in our hearts. We were honored, humbled and completely ecstatic to have been a small part of your fantastic and festive evening, and remain at your service forever.
Mario Batali, Susi Cahn, Andy Nusser, Mark Ladner, Frank Langello, and Rebecca Deangelis