Eataly, the Italian food mecca that recently opened in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, has lured foodies and celebrities alike.
But now, the food emporium is trying to reel in its biggest star yet — President Obama.
The emporium, a collaboration among Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich, has launched a campaign to get the President to celebrate his 50th birthday in its cavernous halls, according to DNAinfo.
The site reports:
“Dear President, before 2011 comes to a close, we would be honored to host you at Eataly. We propose a toast to your 50th year with a 1961 Barolo,” read large signs posted in the eatery’s windows and throughout the store.
“President, all that’s missing is you,” they say.
If Obama obliges, the eatery is prepared to uncork a $1,180 bottle of Borgogno Barolo red vintage wine.
The president, who turns 50 on August 4, has not yet responded to the invitation.
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