Tacos for lunch, but what is Obama eating for dinner?

Urban Roots employee XXX harvests garlic chives from its East Austin farm on Friday morning ahead of President Obama's dinner in Austin. Photo from Urban Roots.
Lea Scott, Urban Roots farm director, harvests garlic chives from its East Austin farm on Friday morning ahead of President Obama’s dinner in Austin. Photo from Urban Roots.

We saw President Obama stop by Torchy’s Tacos earlier today for three tacos (that cost $18.40, a factoid that our friends in San Antonio will surely find amusing), but what will the president be having for dinner?

Quincy Adams Erickson, chef/owner of Fete Accompli, is catering the private dinner tonight, and though I don’t have details of the menu yet, we know at least one thing that will be on the menu: Garlic chives, harvested this morning at Urban Roots‘ farm in East Austin.

The local nonprofit tweeted that they were harvesting the chives this morning for the meal.

UPDATE: Zhi Tea owner Jeffrey Lorian reported on Saturday that his tea blends were also on the menu during one of Obama’s stops yesterday.

Erickson said that she also used produce from Phoenix and Johnson’s Backyard Garden to make a four-course menu, and for dessert, she served macarons from La Patisserie and chocolates from Maggie Louise Confections.

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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