Spanish Chef José Andrés. Tomás Zarza/©ICEX
10 May 2012
Spanish Chef cooks for a special “First Lady” summit
One of the world’s most influential personalities will be on a par with the world’s most powerful political and economic leaders
Author: Rosa María González/©ICEX
On May 19th, Spanish Chef José Andrés will join forces with US First Lady Michelle Obama and her White House culinary team to create the menu for an intimate lunch convened to greet the spouses of the leaders of the world’s top economies who will meet in Camp David. The G-8 spouses’ lunch hosted by President Barack Obama’s wife will follow a presidential residence tour guided by White House Curator Bill Allman.
José Andrés will nurture his pots with ingredients from Ms. Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden, a project she has made prominent in an attempt to stimulate Americans to eat healthier. The Garden has previously been a source of delight for other culinary projects with great exposure on American media. José Andrés’s Washington, DC restaurants have been longtime favorites of the Obamas.
This May, the US President hosts two important international summits: the G-8 Summit in Camp David, and a NATO Summit in Chicago.