The Paris climate meetings have been the topic of everyday news for the past weeks. It was last November 30 that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, together with the president of France, Francois Hollande, after their tedious day at one of the climate talks went to a Paris restaurant for dinner. The pair was joined for the meal with their top advisers.
All in all, there were twelve people who dined together including John Kerry who is the state secretary. It was Hollande who arranged the dinner at L’Ambroisie restaurant where there was a wide array of delicacies to choose from. The place is known to many in Marais because it has been awarded three stars. Of the many choices from the French menu, there are the two specialty dishes – Bresse’s roasted chicken with butter and ravioli composed of white Alba truffles and lobster fricassee coupled with mashed peas following Saint-Germain’s style.
One of the reporters present went ahead and asked President Obama of the meals he is planning to eat but he answered that he will gladly follow Hollande’s cue. He was also able to exchange some banters with the reporters present and busy taking photos of the activity by telling them to take extra care around the place. Obama joked that they should be careful not to break the chandelier or else they won’t be able to pay for it.
Reporters are not even sure they will be able to afford the food and the service inside the Paris restaurant. In a statement from Michelin, the minimum spending per person inside L’Ambroisie is around $380 or €360. It was estimated that Obama and Hollande’s party of twelve were charged around €4,500 for the food as well as the wine they consumed.
Carbon Footprint shared that with that same amount of money, it would have been possible to plant 340 trees in Kenya or money could have been used as fund for a wind turbine project – both will be saving around 400 to 460 tons of carbon. If you don’t want to spend a lot but would love to try a new cuisine, check out the best Indian restaurants that are currently operating in Perth.