Obama’s Lavish Lifestyle: Kobe Beef ($100/pound)and Champagne, now A Lavish Luau

 

June 30, 2009

Are the Obama’s paying for these expensive parties OR are American taxpayers paying for them?

What do you think will be the bill for the American taxpayer for THIS? WHAT is the carbon footprint left for flying the entertainers AND the food for this luau from Hawaii to Washington, D.C.?  Is there hypocrisy here?  Obama wanting to lessen our carbon footprint unless it is for the “goodies” for his parties?

 by: Derek Paiva
posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009

Obama Hosting First Ever Hawaiian Luau

Save those Chicago-style hot dogs for the next South Lawn picnic. The leader of the free world wants his Hawaii grinds.

In a nod to his first home state, President Barack Obama will host the first-ever Hawaii-style luau on the White House lawn, complete with real Island cuisine, hula and music. The Thursday luau is pretty much all the Hawaii-born-and-raised president’s idea—his revamping, of sorts, of the annual White House Congressional picnic for members of Congress and their families.

Award-winning Hawaii-based chef Alan Wong is crafting the luau’s menu of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, making use of as much Island-grown produce as he can get to D.C. The chef’s Honolulu eatery, Alan Wong’s Restaurant, has been a favorite dinner choice of the Obama’s on recent visits to Oahu.

 
The South Lawn luau will also feature hula and music from Hawaii and the South Pacific by Honolulu-based entertainment company Tihati Productions. Daily newspaper The Honolulu Advertiser reported this morning that White House planners specifically requested Tihati add Samoan fire-knife dancers to the entertainment lineup. They’ll get six of ‘em—doing a fire-knife dance pyramid.

The fire-knife dancers will join a troupe of about 20 musicians and dancers, picked from Tihati luau shows throughout Hawaii.

No word was immediately available on luau dinner menu specifics or any Oval Office requests for specific Hawaii grinds. But we did get our hands on Alan Wong’s partial shopping list, which seemed well-stocked for feeding 2,200 hungry politicos and their kin.

Among the items on the shopping list:

• 160 lbs. of green onion, 240 lbs. of tomatoes, 170 lbs. round onion (we’re guessing lomi salmon here)

• 650 lbs. of pork butt (kalua pig, anyone?)

• 20 gallons of shoyu

• 20 gallons of sake

• 4,400 Manila clams

• 21 lbs. of Chinese black beans

• 200 lbs. of tilapia

• 100 lbs. of sugar snap peas

And flying up to D.C. with Wong, from Hawaii:

• 70 lbs. of hearts of palm, from Wailea Agricultural Group, Big Island of Hawaii

• 35 lbs. of chevre (goat cheese) from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, Honokaa, Big Island of Hawaii

• 216 lbs. of mushrooms (50% eryngi, 50% hon-shimeji), from Hamakua Mushrooms, Big Island of Hawaii

• 44 lbs. of chocolate, from Waialua Estate Chocolate, Oahu

• 3 gallons of ko choo jang sauce, from Park’s Brand, Oahu

• 35 lbs. of white miso, from Maru-Hi, Oahu

• 84 lbs. of macadamia nuts

• 130 lbs. of salted salmon (now we’re all but confirming lomi salmon)

• 60 lbs. of pipi kaula

• 4 lbs. of Hawaii-grown chili peppers

Goat cheese? Manila clams? Tilapia? Sounds like one serious luau, and then some.

http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2009/6/23/Barack_Obama_White_House_Hawaii_luau_food

 

Update, 3/25/2009: “A little luau with some great hula dancers and tiki torches and all that good stuff.”—Michelle Obama

My note here:

Think about that as you boil your “on sale” hot dogs and generic macaroni and cheese for dinner.

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  1. Obama has spent money as if there is no limit, starting
    with His Victory Party, hopping all over the USA in
    Air Force One as if He’s still campaigning, His numerous overseas trips, trips to South America and Mexico,and His trip to Europe for the G20 Meeting with
    500 staffers and all the vehicles He felt He needed.[I
    understand they cleared all of Heathrow Ap. to make room.]I hear His White House Parties are daily and His
    Luau did not spare the dollar, but we’re to eat hot dogs, turn off the lights, so He and The First{Royal]
    Lady can fly to New York {at tax payers expense] for a
    ‘DATE NIGHT”. Dig in America,He’s just starting..What
    will the cost be to set Him up in a secuity safe home.
    Wonder if His retirement Home will have to house His
    Chicago Cronies,D.Axelrod[smear artist-par excellence]
    Gibbs, Emanuel, Plouffe, Ayers, Rezko,Meeks,Wright,
    Gen Powell,Daley,Jones,Flegerand who else..America tight
    your belt so we can afford this President.

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  8. Why is the president eating so high on hog when people in this country are starving and going with out even the miner thing higher taxes and people paying for their medical thanks to this president and maybe no retirement men we turn 65 but we will have to pay for him an his family for the rest of the days . Well not fair at all a man can have a job for 4 or 8 years then he’s played for the rest of his years. Nice job. Why can’t a person work a McDonald’s for 4 years an collect a pension and have the tax payer pay for them for the kids to go to collage private schools what a terrible life the normal man has to work forever


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